Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Investigations of a Possible Chemical Effect of Salvadora persica Chewing Sticks

Table 1

Chemical composition of S. persica roots essential oil and the amount of benzyl isothiocyanate, benzyl cyanide, and benzaldehyde in Miswak brushes.

SampleBenzyl isothiocyanateBenzyl cyanideBenzaldehyde

Essential oil74.42%16.26%0.67%

Amount of compounds in Miswak brushes (mg/g dry wt)

Miswak-06.49 ±  0.190 ±  0.0.005 ±  
Miswak-13.52 ±  0.129 ±  0.006 ±  
Miswak-22.01 ±  0.072 ±  0.007 ±  
Miswak-41.49 ±  0.037 ±  0.005 ±  

Miswak-0 stands for baseline piece, that is, the amount of compounds present originally in the Miswak pieces. Miswak-1 stands for amount of compounds found in miswak brushes after one-time use; similarly Miswak-2 and Miswak-4 stand for amount of compounds in Miswak brushes after two- and four-time use. Different letters on values are indicating statistical difference () between values presented in the same column. Each value expressed in the table is a mean ± standard error ().

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