No. 75 (2018)
Articles

HPLC-MS analysis of the active ingredients of chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) bee feeding syrup

Published December 28, 2018
Éva Nagy
University of Debrecen Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Animal Science, Biotechnology and Nature Conservation, Debrecen
József Jekő
College of Nyíregyháza, Institute of Environmental Science, Nyíregyháza
Zoltán Cziáky
College of Nyíregyháza, Institute of Environmental Science, Nyíregyháza
Lajos Daróczi
Y-Food Ltd., Berettyóújfalu
András Jávor
University of Debrecen Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Animal Science, Biotechnology and Nature Conservation, Debrecen
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APA

Nagy, Éva, Jekő, J., Cziáky, Z., Daróczi, L., & Jávor, A. (2018). HPLC-MS analysis of the active ingredients of chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) bee feeding syrup. Acta Agraria Debreceniensis, (75), 61-65. https://doi.org/10.34101/actaagrar/75/1647

Apiarists let prepare by bee honey products containing medicinal drugs. Our aim was to prove that the active ingredients originated from the herbs are also present in the bee products. This publication focuses only to the chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) containing feeding syrup and the difference between the various syrup phases. To fulfil this task, we developed a method analysing the non-volatile components of the syrup using the flowers of chamomile. The method involves a filtration followed by HPLC-MS analysis. The analyses and the data evaluations proved that the non-volatile components of the herb were transferred to syrup. As the characteristic components of certain herbs could be identified also in the syrup, it is obvious that the components responsible for the medicinal effects are also transferred.

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