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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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Four days germinated in the dark white melon seeds were used for this experiment. Methods of preparation The fresh leaves or the stem can be chewed or the sap ltifolium with water or palm wine. At and mg kg -1 b. The major raw material used in this work is freshly harvested G. Inflorescence a terminal and axillary cymose panicle up to 13 cm long.

Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)

Global Journal of Medical Sciences 5 1: Inhibitory effects of the extract from Gongronema latifolium and two other known antioxidants: An infusion of the aerial parts is taken to treat cough, intestinal worms, dysentery, dyspepsia and malaria.

The proportion of essential to non-essential amino acid is Polish J Food Nutr Sci. Information on potential food uses of G. The slurry was agitated for 15 minutes. latifollium


This would be particularly so where protein content is of prime importance. Using standard methods described by Sofowora [ 10 ], Edeoga et al.

Journal of Chemistry

Gongronema latifoliumChemical composition, Antibacterial activity. This notwithstanding, the isolation, purification and identification of bioactive gontronema in G.

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.

New flowers often meet old fruits on the plant. The purification profile is shown in Table 1.

Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Psidium guajava and Gongronema latifolium. Sofowora A Screening of plants for bioactive agents in medicinal latjfolium and traditional medicine in Africa.

latifoliu, Preparation of plant extracts: African Journal of Biotechnology 5 5: Earlier studies reported decreases in haematological indices in experimental animals exposed to different chemical agents or extract-based active principles. The fruit of Gongronema latifolium is a dehiscent seed pod called a follicle which is oblong- lanceolate.

The composition of minerals per g dry matter is: The presence of saponins in G. Properties Experience has shown that the whole plant exhibits the following herbal actions- analgesic, antitumor, broad spectrum antimicrobial antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviralantipyretic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, anti-sickling, anti-asthmatic, mild expectorant, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, hepatoprotective, digestive tonic and laxative properties. Effect of crude extract of Nauclea latifolia leaf on some biochemical and histological indices of Wistar albino rats fed on coconut oil meals.


The ethanol vapour was channeled through an in-built condenser under pressure which enabled ethanol to be condensed. An anatomic-systematic study of medicinal plants of Nigeria II: All reagents used were analytical grade.

The leaf was identified and authenticated by the Botanist in the Department of Botany, University of Calabar, Nigeria. Phytochemicals are chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and which may affect health and are not yet established as essential nutrients [ 5 ]. To stop diarrhea Drink a tablespoonful of raw cold pap corn starch dissolved in cold water and repeat this every two hours until the stooling stops.

Gongronema latifolium Benth.

During maturity stage, the fruit splits open length wise, along the seam releasing flat seeds, the seeds are attached to a white silky tuft pappus which aids dispersal. Statistical Analysis Each experiment was performed in triplicate. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Gongronema latifolium.

This number included farmers, traditional doctors, housewives, gongronemz and other users of G.

In Sierra Leone the pliable stems are used as chew sticks.