Research Article | Volume: 7, Issue: 6, June, 2017

Characterization of Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) Essential Oils Extracted by Microwave Assisted Extraction

Ghazi Faisal Najmuldeen Hariitaraan a/l Fatmanathan Ghasak Ghazi Faisal Zulkafli bin Hassan   

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Published:  Jun 30, 2017

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2017.70609

The main objective of this research is to extract and characterize the essential oils of Eurycoma longifolia jack (Tongkat Ali) root using microwave assisted extraction (MAE) The effect of various process parameters such as extraction time (5 min, 10 min, 15 min, 20 min, 30min, and 45 min), microwave power (200W, 225W, 250W, 275W, 300W and 400W) and raw material to solvent ratio (RMTSR) (1:6, 1:8, 1:10 and 1:12) on the yield and its major constituents were investigated in this study to obtain the optimum conditions for the extraction process. The pure essential oil obtained was characterized using gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (GCMS) techniques. The findings showed that the optimal conditions for the microwave assisted extraction of Eurycoma longifolia are 10 minutes extraction time, 225W microwave power and 1:10 for (RMTSR) with the maximum yield percentage of 1.91% .

Keyword:     Microwave assisted extraction Eurycoma longifolia root Eurycoma longifolia essential oil Tongkat Ali.


Najmuldeen GF, Fatmanathan HA, Faisal GG, Hassan ZB. Characterization of Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) Essential Oils Extracted by Microwave Assisted Extraction., J App Pharm Sci, 2017; 7 (06): 062-068.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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