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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Gongronema latifolium is widespread and common in tropical Africa. Further work is on-going in our laboratory to evaluate the histological effects with some biochemical correlations in diabetic rats treated with Gongronema latifolium crude leaf laitfolium. Boil up to 40 grammes a handful laitfolium fresh Guava leaves in up to 75cl One bottle of water. Baraniak and Krzepilko [ 26 ] observed that phenolic compounds which are endogenous inhibitors in plant sources could act mostly as scavengers of free radicals rather than as inhibitors of lipoxygenase generating free radicals released from fatty acid oxidation.

Its full potential for utilisation in these systems is however dependent on the full characterisation of biologically active components in the plant. Initiation and growth of shoots of Gongronema latifolia Benth.

It is also taken as a tonic to treat loss of appetite. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 7 2: Cultural practices such as weeding and staking were carried out. Republic Popularis Sin The essential oil from the leaves contains as main components linalool The chemical composition of G. Table 1 Proximate and mineral composition of Gongronema latifolium leaves.


Journal of Chemistry

Determination of weight increase and growth rate: The result recorded here suggests that the purification procedure used here is suitable latifollum purification of LOX from Cucumeropsis manii to the extent of our purification. An ethanolic leaf extract possessed significant anti-lipid peroxidative activities.

Articles from Journal of Zhejiang University. Table 5 Zone of growth inhibition and minimum inhibitory concentration of aqueous and methanol extracts of Gongronema latifolium leaves.

However phenytoin in plasma inhibits saturation kinetics. Cucumeropsis manii seed kernels are major soup ingredients and they are used as a thickner and flavour component of soups [ 48 ]. Antiinflammatory property of the leaves of Gongronema latifolium. Statistical analysis Means of triplicate measurements and standard errors were gonggronema for each sample using standard procedures.

The results of this study suggest that GL may be used to reverse, prevent or reduce weight-loss, growth-depression and haematotoxicity in diabetic subjects.

The mature leaves and tender green fruits samples were oven dried at for three days, ground to fine latlfolium and stored in dry containers for further analysis.

Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)

African indigenous plants with chemotherapeutic potentials and biotechnological approach to the production of bioactive prophylactic agents. NOTE An occasional liver cleansing and rebuilding therapies are usually recommended to patients who have suffered hepatitis.

View at Google Scholar M. The nutritional composition of the dry leaves is: On the other hand, with increase in population and socio-economic changes leading to high rates of urbanization, need for more houses as well as increased commercialization of agricultural productions, natural forests that are rich latifoliu, of useful plants are being destroyed in a large scale [ 9 ].


The concentration of the extract was determined by drying a known volume and measuring the dry weight. Figure 2 shows the Lineweaver-Burk plot for the determination of Km and Vmax. Some xenobiotics in blood are converted to reactive intermediates which react covalently with macromolecules in blood provoking different types of toxicity and poisoning. An infusion of the aerial parts is taken to treat cough, intestinal worms, dysentery, dyspepsia and malaria.

Thesis, University of Calabar. Inflorescences are extra-axillary cymes. Alloxan and the product of its reduction, dial uric acid establish gongonema redox cycle with the formation of superoxide radicals. View at Google Scholar B. Table 3 Amino acid composition of G.

Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Gongronema latifolium

Preliminary studies on the effect of halofantrine-HCL on rat liver sub-cellular fraction. Though Gongronema latifolium is in very common usage, the volume of information found in literature on lipid peroxidative activity Nwanjo et al.

Int J Lagifolium Sci Nutr. A decoction of Gongronema latifolium utaziMormodica charantia balsam pear gongtonema Ocimum gratissimum fever plant is usually given to patients been treated for hepatitis to help cleanse and rebuild their liver. Protein was determined by the method of Lowry et al. Alternatively, the patient can be made to swallow the powdered pepper directly.

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