Physicochemical stability of hydroethanolic extract to 70 % of Spondias mombin L. Leaves


  • Yalina Pérez-Portero Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Universidad de Oriente, Cuba
  • Anay Vera-Ayala Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Jesús García-Díaz Departamento de Farmacia, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Julio Cesar Escalona-Arranz Departamento de Farmacia, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Magaly Casals-Hung Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba


spondias mombin L.; anacardiaceae; medicinal plants; stability.


The aim of the present work was to determine some quality parameters and to evaluate the stability of hydroethanolic to 70% extract of leaves of Spondias mombin L. (Anacardiaceae), stored at room temperature for one year. This specie is used traditionally for the treatment of diverse diseases because to its activity as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. The leaves were collected in different stages of the cycle of life and it was used the maceration method. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis showed the presence of important phytoconstituents such as gallic acid and derivates and quercetin 3-O- glucosides. The parameters: organoleptic characteristics, pH, relative density, total solids, fixed solids, volatile solids, total phenolic and total flavonoids content were determined; the confidence intervals were established. The obtained data from the extract to the study of stability, related with these parameters, allow to assure stable behaviour during one year, from a physical-chemical standpoint.


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Pérez-Portero, Y., Vera-Ayala, A., García-Díaz, J., Escalona-Arranz, J. C., & Casals-Hung, M. (2021). Physicochemical stability of hydroethanolic extract to 70 % of Spondias mombin L. Leaves. Revista Cubana De Química, 33(3), 305–325. Retrieved from




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