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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It is also taken as a tonic to treat loss of appetite.

Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Gongronema latifolium

Grass and Forage Science. An overview of benzene metabolism Review. Results showed that the extracts show no activity against Latifoliuum. It is noteworthy that methanol extracts show activity against P.

Phytotherapy Research 16 1: Phytochemicals give plants their color, flavour, smell and texture. Effect of aqueous extract of Gongronema latifolium on some indices of liver function latiflium rats. The proportion of essential to non-essential amino acid is Figure 2 shows the Lineweaver-Burk plot for the determination of Km and Vmax. All reagents used were analytical grade.

An ethanolic leaf extract possessed significant anti-lipid peroxidative activities.

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Consequently it causes off-flavour and off-odour in food. Few chemical analyses have been performed on Gongronema latifolium.

Saponins, flavonoids, tannins and alkaloids have chemo-preventive properties and the concept of chemo-prevention has assumed a global significance as a result of its acceptance in the management, prevention and treatment of a wide range of life threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes and coronary diseases and in the maintenance of good health [ 21 ].

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. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Gongronema latifolium obtained from West Layifolium Plants.

The mature leaves and tender green fruits samples were oven dried at for three days, ground to fine powder and stored in gingronema containers for further analysis. Chemical composition of bitter cola Garcinia kola seed and hull. Variability in propagation potentials of stem cuttings of different physiological ages of Gongronema latifolium Benth.

Other health tips For nervousness, restlessness and insomnia Boil up to two heads of common Garden Lettuce with a bottle of water 75cl and drink a glass of this gongrohema three times a day. It is equally useful in controlling hyperactivity restlessness in children. Flowering was initiated in late January and went on through March. There is little published information on the inhibition of LOX in Cucumeropsis maniiespecially in regard to storage characteristics of its value-added products.

This was carried out using the method of Kubicka and Troszunska [ 18 ]. Clinica Chimica Acta 1—2: The mechanism of alloxan and streptozotocin action in B cells of the rat pancreas. View at Google Scholar E. View at Google Scholar N.

The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. The latex is applied to teeth affected by caries.

It could also mean that the effect of the extract was not potent enough to alter the level of erythropoietin, the hormone required for increased stem cell differentiation into erythrocyte precursors. The animals in group 1 were designated control and received distilled water only 1. Phenols are considered as antimicrobial bacteriostatic and fungistatic agents and play an active role in disease resistance and prevention [ 23 ].

Tannins have been shown to be strong inhibitors of oxidative enzymes present in foodstuffs [ 18 ]. The following buffer systems were used at concentrations of 0. The observed significant decrease in serum WBC count in diabetic rats at a test dose of mg kg -1 b. A decoction of leaves or leafy stems is commonly taken to treat diabetes and high blood pressure.

The Effect of Gongronema latifolium Leaf Extract on Blood Biochemical Assay in Diabetic Rats

Research Journal of Medicinal Plant. According to findings from respondents, the leaves impart a sharp bitter taste and sweet aroma to food and it increases appetite and this has also been reported by Adelaja and Fasidi, FAO [ 917 ]. Click on “show more” to view them.

This study was carried out to investigate and understand the biology, utilization and phytochemical composition of Gongronema latifolium which is a spice plant growing in the humid forest vegetation of South- Eastern Nigeria. Woody plants of Ghana, with special reference to their uses.