Optimization of Microwave Assisted Extraction using Seeds of Foeniculum vulgare Mill.


  • Madeeha Ansari


Compounds of medicinal plants have shown tremendous potential to treat various diseases. There are various techniques being used at industrial level for extraction of these compounds to develop the herbal medicines. Microwave assisted extraction (MAE) is a novel technique which has greatly reduced the time for extraction and increased the yield of natural products of plant origins. In presented research work, various parameters such as timing and power of microwaves along with solvent type were considered for extraction of compounds from Foeniculum vulgare Mill. Results showed that by increasing the power level of microwaves and exposure timing affect the extraction process to get the maximum yield with less solvent consumption.