GONGRONEMA LATIFOLIUM PDF

The Western part of Nigeria call this leaf arokeke and it is a tropical rainforest plant mainly used as vegetable, medicine or spice by the people. Gongronema latifolium utazi is a climbing shrub that reaches up to 5m long with woody base, hollow stems and fleshy roots. The utazi leaves are broad, heart shaped and slightly oval in appearance with a deeply cordate base. The utazi flowers are originally small and bisexual with a characteristics yellowish-green appearance. Gongronema latifolium utazi is a seasonal shrub that flowers mainly around July and September in Nigeria. This heart-shaped leaf is characterised by a distinguishable bitter taste especially when eaten fresh however the bitter taste tends to slightly disappear if the leaves get dried.

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Group 1 normal control, non-diabetic rats , 5 standard control, diabetic rats and 6 negative control, diabetic rats were administered distilled water, standard drug glibenclamide and distilled water respectively. All the administration was done by oral intubation. Changes in body weight blood glucose levels, triglycerides, high density lipoprotein cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol were determined using standard methods on days 0, 7, 14, 21 and The aqueous extract of O.

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Abstract Chemical composition of Gongronema latifolium leaves was determined using standard methods. Aqueous and methanol G. Crude protein, lipid extract, ash, crude fibre and nitrogen free extractives obtained are: Dominant essential amino acids are leucine, valine and phenylalanine. Aspartic acid, glutamic acid and glycine are

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Lethal dose LD 50 and phytochemical compositions were determined Lethal dose LD 50 and phytochemical compositions were determined by standard methods. Phytochemical analyses to determine the levels of alkaloid, flavonoid, tannin and saponin content of O. A total of 90 rats were divided into six groups 1 — 6 of fifteen rats per group, with each group comprising of three replicates of five rats each.

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An acute toxicity test in rats gave an LD 50 of Alloxan is widely used to induce experimental diabetes in animals. Medicinal Uses An infusion or decoction of the whole plant the leaves and stems is used in the home treatment of: Actions of the traditional anti-diabetic plant, Agrimony eupatoria agrimony: Gongonema feed and water were given ad libitum. Gongronema latifolium obtained from West African Plants. Gongronema latifolium Benth. African Journal of Biotechnology 8: Results showed that G.

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A re-emerging health aid. The precipitate ferric phytate was converted to sodium phytate by adding 3 ml of sodium hydroxide. Gongronema latifolium Benth. Antidiabetic activity of the leaves of Vernonia colorata Willd Drake Composes in alloxan induced diabetic rats.

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