Assessment of sapropel use for pharmaceutical products according to legislation, pollution parameters, and concentration of biologically active substances

Ilona Pavlovska (Coresponding Author), Aneka Klavina, Agris Auce, Ivars Vanadzins, Alise Silova, Laura Komarovska, Baiba Silamikele, Linda Dobkevica, Linda Paegle

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Abstract

Development trends need the necessity for wider use of the local resources and available natural materials are one of the priorities around the world. Freshwater sapropel is a common material in the water basement of the lakes, but still not sufficiently explored. The main goal of the project to start detailed and systematic research on the medical properties of sapropel to be obtained in Latvia, promote its scientifically based use in balneology, develop new medical procedures and services, and promote development of new exportable products. The results include the survey, sampling depths, and processing, evaluation of external signs, physical, chemical, and biochemical parameters, and evaluation of microbiological indicators. Active components from the sapropel samples extracted using the alkaline method. Sapropel extracts were characterized by organic carbon content, humic and fulvic acid concentrations, total phenolic content, trace metal and pesticide concentrations, total antioxidant status, and microbiological flora. Summarizing the article's main findings it was concluded that Latvian freshwater sapropel can be used as raw material for obtaining sapropel extract and use it in the preparation of pharmaceuticals and promote the development of new exportable products and services.

Original languageEnglish
Article number21527
Number of pages12
JournalScientific Reports
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Sapropel
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Plant molecular biology

Field of Science

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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