The chamomile and linden flowers – sources of essential microelements - a review

Authors:

Ariana – Bianca Velciov, Adrian Riviș, Daniela Stoin, Georgeta – Sofia Popescu, Cristina – Liliana Mitroi, Andreea Ionela Birtea, Maria Rada


Volume 27, Issue 4S;
Pages: 506-514; 2021
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551

Abstract:

Background: Medicinal plants, used for the preparation of teas, contain in addition to numerous biologically active components also significant amounts of microelements essential for the human body. That is why we considered it necessary to provide information on the intake of essential elements of chamomile and linden flowers.

Aim: To review the available to highlight the intake of essential microelements Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu) of some medicinal plants (chamomile and linden) used in the preparation of medicinal teas.

Methods: The methodology for this review involved a search from Google and Google academic from 2000 to 2021 using the key-words: “medicinal plants", "medicinal herbs", "trace elements in medicinal plants", "minerals in medicinal plans", “trace elements in human health".

Conclusion: Chamomile and linden flower contain significant amounts of Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu, their concentration showing the same decreasing trend Fe> Mn> Zn> Cu. Finally, can be stated that the chamomile and linden flowers reviewed play a meaningful role in human nutrition as micro-nutrients sources.

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