Gongronema latifolium is widely used in West Africa for medicinal and nutritional purposes. An infusion of the aerial parts is taken to treat cough, intestinal. Gongronema latifolium Benth. [family ]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ( K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource Type. Reference. This study was carried out to investigate and understand the biology, utilization and phytochemical composition of Gongronema latifolium which is a spice plant.
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The effect of Gongronema latifolium extracts on serum lipid profile and oxidative stress in hepatocytes of diabetic rats. LOX activity at each substrate concentration was determined as described under the assay section.
International Journal of Remote Science This solution was introduced on a sephadex G column previously equilibrated with 0.
Gongronema latifolium ; biology; utilization; phytochemical analysis ; plant morphology. Information on potential food uses of G.
The concentration of the solution was determined using uv-vis spectrophotometer at nm. Taxonomic identification and classification of different parts of the plant leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds were carried out in the Department of Botany, University of Calabar and through literature review. Antihyperglycemic effect of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Gongronema latifolium leaves on glucose and glycogen metabolism in livers of normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
Volume 1, Families Bongronema. Quantitative phytochemical analyses were carried out to determine alkaloids, tannins, saponins, flavonoids, phenols, phytic acid, oxalate and hydrocyanic acid. The boiled fruits in soup are eaten as a laxative. Gongronema latifolium Benth et Hook Asclepiadaceae is an herbaceous shrub, with flowers usually yellow and the stem yields characteristic milky exudates.
Ten grams of dry-milled G.
Table of Contents Alerts. Global Journal of Medical Sciences 5 1: Fatty acid composition The fatty acid profile of G.
Plants and plant-products are good sources of medications and provide raw materials for modern pharmaceuticals used for various ailments [ 3 ]. African indigenous plants with chemotherapeutic potentials and biotechnological approach to the production of bioactive prophylactic agents. Nutritional quality of important food legumes.
Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Gongronema latifolium
Oleaginous seeds are known to contain LOX [ 3 ]. The leaves are used to spice locally brewed latifoliu. One or two young follicles are eaten daily with or without the seeds to treat stomach ache, check diabetes, treat malaria and tone the blood.
Gongronema latifoliumChemical composition, Antibacterial activity. The highest inhibitory effect was obtained for crude extract of G. Inflorescence a terminal and axillary cymose panicle up to 13 cm long. Receive News Alerts on Whatsapp: Phytochemical analysis laatifolium the tender latifoium and mature leaves of Gongronema latifolium revealed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, saponinsflavonoidsphenols, phytic acid and hydrocyanic acid.
The slurry was agitated for 15 minutes. Nigerian Journal of Forestry Preparation of methanol and aqueous extracts of G. Mature seeds of G.
Blood samples were collected by cardiac puncture EDTA tubes. Platelets play a key role in blood clotting and the insignificant increase in platelet counts in this study strongly indicates that the active principles present in the leaf extract may not have been potent enough to stimulate platelet synthesis. The mechanism of alloxan and streptozotocin action in B cells of the rat pancreas.
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According to Murray et al. As the leaves contain toxic compounds, a safety profile needs to be established. Flowering was initiated in late January and went on through March. Enzyme Purification Lipoxygenase was purified about Platelet latifooium was carried on the whole blood by diluting the blood with Rees and Ecker solution as was done for the RBC count and visual observation of the platelet under the microscope.
Life Sciences 73 Means of triplicate measurements and standard errors were determined for each sample using standard procedures. Research Journal of Medicinal Plant.
However, GL at dose levels of and mg kg -1 b. All reagents used were analytical grade. Different methanolic and ethanolic leaf extracts showed lafifolium hypoglycaemic and antihyperglycaemic activities in a dose dependent way on normal and alloxan-induced or streptozotocin-induced diabetic rabbits.
Crude protein, lipid extract, ash, crude fibre and nitrogen free extractives obtained are: The nutrient information reported in this study would enhance efforts to promote wider use of the plant as part of a broader program aimed at educating local populations on the nutritional benefits of the many wild plants existing in their environment.