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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Few chemical analyses have been performed on Gongronema latifolium.
The Effect of Gongronema latifolium Leaf Extract on Blood Biochemical Assay in Diabetic Rats
The composition of minerals per g dry matter is: The fatty acids were identified by comparing their relative retention times with reference standards Nu-Chek-Prep, Inc. Each experiment was performed in triplicate. Earlier reports on extract from this plant have focused mainly on their medicinal properties [ 1314 ], with little attempts at investigating their food preservative potentials.
Apart from hepatitis viral or toxicsome of the things that affect the liver adversely, include synthetic hormones xenoestrogensome analgesics, over-eating, malnutrition, worm infestation and emotional breakdown, fatty and over-cooked food. It is propagated by stem cuttings as well as by seeds.
Eze and Bennett C. An overview of benzene metabolism Review. Gongronema latifolium is of huge importance in food and medicine, but there is a gross lack of knowledge in the biology of this plant species and its utilization viz a viz its phytochemical composition. The insignificant differences in Hb concentrations observed in this study was indicative of the fact that gavaging the experimental rats with doses of Gongronema latifolium crude leaf extract in diabetic and non- diabetic rats did not affect the erythropoietic activity or haem synthesis negatively.
To obtain water extracts, 10 g of dry-milled G. Oxalate was not detected in either the leaf or fruit samples. The highest activity observed was against S. Aqueous extracts show no activity against S.
Phytic acid has also been considered asanti-nutritional substance but however, recent research has shown its many health benefits such as antioxidant, anticancer, hypocholesterol and hypolipidemic effects.
The plants were monitored for three years Feb, —Feb, to determine the time of maturity flowering and fruiting and the consistency in the biological processes such as germination of its seeds.
Gongronema latifolium Benth.
The observed significant decrease in serum WBC count in diabetic rats at a test dose of mg kg -1 b. The effect of Gongronema latifolium leaf extract on serum lipid profile and oxidative stress of hepatocytes of diabetic rats. Antioxidant activity of selected Nigerian green leafy vegetables. The extract is taken alone to maintain healthy blood glucose level and to check excesses of diabetes and hypertension. Research Article Open Access. Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences 5 2: Gongronema latifolium gongroema widely used in West Africa for medicinal and nutritional purposes.
Journal of Gongronemma and Taxonomic Botany 30 2. The cuvette contained 2.
Journal of Chemistry
According to Synder and Hadlihaematotoxic effect associated with toxic substances, such as benzene involves both bone marrow depression and leukaemogenesis, caused by damage to multiple classes of haematopoietic cells and a variety of haematopoietic functions. The nutritional composition of the dry leaves is: Colour was developed using Vanillin hydrochloric acid reagent and the concentration was quantitatively measured using a spectrophotometer at nm. Sofowora A Screening of plants for bioactive agents in medicinal plants and traditional llatifolium in Africa.
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As illustrated by Gray and Flattthere is a re-gathering of scientific validation for the use of certain anti-diabetic plants which has encouraged botanical exploration in the quest for new anti-diabetic drugs.
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.
Phytochemicals give plants their color, flavour, smell and texture.
Earlier studies reported decreases in haematological indices in experimental animals exposed to different chemical agents or extract-based active principles. This remedy helps in restoring inner calmness.
Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)
Trailer crushes 5 cars in Lagos. Effect of Gongronema latifolium crude leaf extract on some cardiac enzymes of alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Akpanabiatu reported increase in platelet count in normal rats treated with Nauclea gongrohema extract- an antihypertensive herb. Polish J Food Nutr Sci. Abstract Lipoxygenase EC 1. The effect of inorganic fertilizer N: Helpful in treating malaria.
Table 1 Proximate and mineral composition of Gongronema latifolium leaves. The kinetics for lipoxygenase reaction Km and Vmax were determined in duplicate using linoleic acid stock solution diluted with 0. Chemical composition of Gongronema latifolium leaves was determined using standard methods.