Table 4 Mineral content (mg or μg/g DW) in extracts of infusions, decoctions and tinctures from Artemisia campestris subsp. maritima organs.

From: Health promoting potential of herbal teas and tinctures from Artemisia campestris subsp. maritima: from traditional remedies to prospective products

  Mineral Roots Aerial-organs
Infusion Decoction Tincture Infusion Decoction Tincture
  Macro-elements (mg/g)
Essential elements Na 17.5 ± 1.79bc 19.4 ± 1.43b 9.10 ± 0.65d 32.6 ± 1.79a 32.4 ± 1.19a 12.3 ± 1.88cd
Ca 2.91 ± 0.02b 2.99 ± 0.11b 0.09 ± 0.01c 4.53 ± 0.05a 4.29 ± 0.19a 0.15 ± 0.01c
K 11.0 ± 1.55b 11.4 ± 1.63ab 3.32 ± 0.33c 15.6 ± 1.49a 14.5 ± 0.20ab 3.67 ± 0.37c
Mg 1.67 ± 0.12a 1.65 ± 0.06a 0.52 ± 0.08c 1.32 ± 0.05b 1.16 ± 0.06b 0.39 ± 0.03c
Micro and trace-elements (μg/g)
Fe 1059 ± 105a 926 ± 57.1a <LOQ 630 ± 98.7b 626 ± 22.5b 22.0 ± 0.82c
Mn 76.8 ± 2.72ab 70.7 ± 3.15b 3.31 ± 1.97c 87.9 ± 6.77a 79.9 ± 3.59ab 3.75 ± 0.31c
Zn 16.2 ± 1.88a 18.3 ± 0.55a <LOQ 17.4 ± 2.88a 18.0 ± 2.33a 2.30 ± 0.85b
Cu 27.2 ± 0.93ab 31.5 ± 5.08a 6.70 ± 0.00c 14.6 ± 0.44bc 13.2 ± 1.42bc 1.81 ± 0.90c
Cr 0.54 ± 0.01a 0.79 ± 0.03a 0.32 ± 0.00a 0.79 ± 0.06a 0.78 ± 0.05a 0.11 ± 0.00a
Ni <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ
Non-essential elements Pb <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ
Cd <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ <LOQ
  1. Data represent the mean ± SD (n = 3). In each row different letters mean significant differences (p<0.05).
  2. LOQs: Fe: 0.48 μg/g, Zn: 0.88 μg/g, Ni: 0.31 μg/g, Pb: 0.71 μg/g, Cd: 0.40 μg/g of extract DW.