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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Receive News Alerts on Whatsapp: The clotting capacity of animals in this study may have been unaffected by the platelet count when latkfolium to the control. Phytochemical analysis of the tender fruits and mature leaves of Gongronema latifolium revealed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, saponinsflavonoidsphenols, phytic acid and hydrocyanic acid.

The oxalate latifoluim the extract was precipitated with calcium chloride as salts. Medicinal Plants of the World, Vol. The major essential amino acids are: Lipoxygenase was purified about Gongronema latifolium is a flowering plant of the order Gentiales and the family Apocynaceae, Subfamily Asclepiadaceae, and genus Calotropis. This work has shown that G.

Hypoglycemic and anti-lipemic effects of the aqueous extract from Cissus sicyoides. The effect of Gongronema latifolium leaf extract on serum lipid profile and oxidative stress of hepatocytes of diabetic rats. Gongronema latifolium Aluka – Gongronema latifolium Benth. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.


African Journal of Biotechnology 8 1: Variability in propagation potentials of stem cuttings of different physiological ages of Gongronema latifolium Benth. Aqueous extracts show no activity against S. Methods of preparation The gongrknema leaves or the stem can be chewed or the sap extracted with water or palm wine.

Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)

Abraham Z Glimpse of Indian Ethnobotany. The precipitate was redissolved in 0.

It has milky or clear latex, widespread in the tropical, and subtropical regions especially in Africa and South America, with a moderate representation in Northern and South Katifolium Asia [ 11 ].

Analyses of the volatile constituents and antimicrobial activities of Gongronema latifolium Benth. The highest inhibitory effect was obtained for crude extract of G. View at Google Scholar S.

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

It is also taken as a tonic to treat loss of appetite. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 7 2: Analysis of the gastrointestinal relaxing effect of the stem extracts of Gongronema latifolium. Gongronema latifolium part of flowering stem. Total phosphorus was determined by the spectrophotometric molybdovanadate method No.

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To enable commenting and other interactive features, please switch to the more advanced. Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology Volume 6 2: Although, further study to identify the specific mechanism s responsible for some cases whereby the recorded results in this study slightly differ from those of the previous studies is in progress, the differences in the quality and quantity of the chemical constituents of the plant extract may be suggested to be implicated.

Cucumeropsis gongromema seed kernels are major soup ingredients and they are used as a thickner and flavour component of soups [ 48 ]. Determination of weight increase and growth rate: Zone of growth inhibition and minimum inhibitory concentration of aqueous and methanol extracts of Gongronema latifolium leaves.

The purification profile is shown in Table 1.

Vmax was calculated from the intercept to be 1. The precipitate was digested with acid mixture of equal portions of concentrated tetraoxosulphate VI acid and perchloric acid in a digestion set.