Herbal Immune Booster Formulation by Extracted Seed Oils
Aniket A. Kawale , Tarun S. Gupta, Ayush S. Rawat, Dr. Asma Fakir
Flaxseed, Chia seed, Seed oil, Soxhlet extraction, Oil extraction.
The objective of our project was to conduct extraction of flaxseed and chia seed oil using solvent extraction method (Via Soxhlet Apparatus) with the help of solvent N-Hexane. The seeds of both plants flaxseed and chia were obtained from local market. Linseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil or flax oil, is a colorless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum). While Chia oil obtained from chia seeds are the edible seeds of Salvia Hispanic, a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to central and southern Mexico. We used 40 grams of flaxseed and chia seed for extraction (per batch). Soxhlet method involved the use of N-hexane (~500ml/per batch) as the solvent but different solvents like, petroleum ether and ethanol can be used for the extraction operation but were not used since they were dangerous for human health. The Soxhlet process consisted of continuous process of extraction but a at slow rate and low yield per hour. The process cycle was repeated to get the oils and remove the solvent n-hexane from the oils. The Oils have different nutritional acid compounds like α-Linolenic, palmitic acid and omega-3, 6, 9 fatty acids. Given their vast nutritional usefulness we identified their chemical properties with the help of various processes. Identification these compounds was done since there are vast medicinal, cosmetic applications and also identifying their usefulness in normal day to day life was the main goal. Further aiming to replace these oils with regular oils to research their significance for ourselves and could serve as a starting point to define quality standards since there are little specifications available for this non-traditional vegetable oil.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 11

Page(s): 763 - 769
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