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dc.creatorBlanco Barrantes, Jeimy
dc.creatorBustos Araya, Eduviges
dc.creatorGranados Chinchilla, Fabio
dc.creatorLoría Gutiérrez, Arlene
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-16T18:50:09Z
dc.date.available2019-09-16T18:50:09Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2277-7105
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/79130
dc.description.abstractIn this study, the quality and safety of chamomile and mint tea marketed in Costa Rica were evaluated. Physical and chemical analyses, the presence of toxic substances and pathogenic microorganisms were carried out, to determine whether they comply with local and international legislation. The sample taken was 1360 envelopes of chamomile and 400 sachets of mint, of 22 products available in the market. A 70% compliance was found concerning the regulation of labeling of natural products applied in Costa Rica. About the total ash test, a compliance rate of 82 % was observed. Regarding the absence of foreign matter, at least 66 % of the samples showed some of the following structures: insect parts, small stones, plastic fragments. About the levels of cadmium and mercury were found two chamomile products that exceed the maximum limit suggested for medicinal herbs by the WHO. Regarding the evaluation of the microbiological quality of the samples as a criterion of safety, one product was found that exceeds the limit of aerobic bacteria and a 42 % that exceeds the limit of enterobacteria. In the rest of the tests, the products met the specifications. These results highlight the need for quality control of these natural products since not all meet the criteria of quality and safety.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica/[817-B3-228]/UCR/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceWorld Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, vol.6(10), pp.44-55es_ES
dc.subjectQualityes_ES
dc.subjectSafetyes_ES
dc.subjectMatricaria chamomillaes_ES
dc.subjectMenta piperitaes_ES
dc.subjectTeaes_ES
dc.titleEvaluation of the quality of natural products for the preparation of chamomile and mint tea in Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.typeartículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.20959/wjpr201710-9270
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Instituto de Investigaciones Farmacéuticas (INIFAR)es_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias Agroalimentarias::Centro de Investigación en Nutrición Animal (CINA)es_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Salud::Facultad de Farmaciaes_ES
dc.identifier.codproyecto817-B3-228


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