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An Economical Solution with Therapeutic Properties during Menopause

Anna Busuioc (Cazanevscaia)
Last modified: 2022-02-04


"Women are the second mystery of mankind." (Anne Rice)

 The body and the transformations that the woman undergoes during her life remain another mystery. Menopause is one of the most difficult times to manage. Herbal compounds come to our aid that can regulate "hormonal explosions" in these difficult times of life.

  Isoflavones are a subclass of plant phenolic compounds belonging to major classes of flavonoids with a chemical structure based on a skeleton composed of 15 carbon atoms. These compounds are found in a large number of plants. In the literature there are data about soy (Glycine max) one of the most studied plants for its phytohormonal properties.(2) Besides the fact that they are accessible, they are also advantageous from an economic point of view.

 We set out to demonstrate the presence of two major isoflavonic compounds (daedzein and genestein) in plant germs: soybean (Glycine max) and anise (Pimpinella anisum)(1). To perform the study we used various reagents (methanol, water, acetic acid) needed to obtain extracts. Physico-chemical analyzes were performed: FT-IR. HPTLC, UV-VIS and demonstrated the antioxidant character of the extracts.

A study of the consumer's accessibility to procure and consume these plant species was also carried out.