Phytochemical Analysis of Telfaria Occidentals and Ocimum Gratissimum Samples Collected from Gwarimpa Abuja Nigeria
Journal of Diseases and Medicinal Plants
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages: 17-21
Received: Jan. 22, 2019; Accepted: Mar. 5, 2019; Published: Mar. 21, 2019
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Abdulrasheed Hadiza Haruna, Physical and Life Sciences Unit, Department of Engineering and Space Systems, National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria
Mohammed Mairo, Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Mariya Akilu, Physical and Life Sciences Unit, Department of Engineering and Space Systems, National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria
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Abstract
This study aims at determining the presence of phytochemical constituents in Telfaria occidentalis and Ocimum gratissimum collected from a location in Abuja, FCT. Standard laboratory procedures were employed to achieve the set objectives. To ascertain the phytochemical components responsible for the ethno medicinal properties, a qualitative and quantitative screening of the extracts of the sampled plants was conducted. Telfaria occidentalis and Ocimum gratissimum leaves were collected from the Kado-Bimko market, Gwarinpa-Abuja in October 2016. Phytochemical screening of the plant materials revealed some differences in the phytochemical constituents of the plants tested but showed the presence of Flavonoids, Alkaloids, Anthraquinones, Saponins, and Tannins. The present data suggest that these extracts could be potential sources phytochemicals that could be of great importance for the treatment of various diseases. It is expected that the important phytochemicals recognised in the study of the medicinal plant sample extracts will be very useful in the curing of various diseases in Nigeria.
Keywords
Phytochemicals, Telfaria Occidentalis, Ocimum Gratissimum, Phytomedicine
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Abdulrasheed Hadiza Haruna, Mohammed Mairo, Mariya Akilu, Phytochemical Analysis of Telfaria Occidentals and Ocimum Gratissimum Samples Collected from Gwarimpa Abuja Nigeria, Journal of Diseases and Medicinal Plants. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 17-21. doi: 10.11648/j.jdmp.20190501.13
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