The organic solvent extraction of the chopped parts of Pistacia vera (12-80 g dry weight) was carried out in a conventional Soxhlet device using n-hexane as solvent, in the presence of anhydrous [Na.
In this study, we employed a medium-throughput screening strategy and evaluated the in vitro antiprotozoal activities of 13 lipophilic extracts prepared from various parts of Turkish Pistacia vera L.
In our previous investigations, the lypophilic extracts of Pistacia vera exhibited significant antifungal activity against Candida albicans and C.
We previously analyzed the fatty acid content of lipophilic extracts of Pistacia vera by capillary GC-MS that showed the PV-DL extract to contain almost 40% saturated fatty acids, in total, consisting of myristic, palmitic, oleic, stearic, elaidic, behenic, melissic, ligno-seric and montanic acids (Aslan et al.
In conclusion, the hexane extracts prepared from the branch and the dried leaves of Pistacia vera deserve further studies in order to identify their antileishmanial and antiplasmodial principle(s).