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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In addition, there is the wider appeal of natural dietary adjuncts as functional foods through which patients can gain added benefits gongrronema the management of their disease Swanston-Flatt et al.

However, in Nigeria, it is overexploited and has become relatively rare. Gongronem is noteworthy that methanol extracts show activity against P. Other analytical grade quality chemicals were purchased from local commercial sources and were freshly prepared unless otherwise stated.

Two very popular Ibo delicacies known as Nkwobi Cow leg pepper soup and Isi ewu Goat head pepper soup are prepared with G. However, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, phenols, phytic acid and gkngronema acid have relatively higher percentage quantities in the fruits compared to the leaves while flavonoid content was however higher in the leaves than in the fruits Table 2.

Journal of Chemistry

Support Center Support Center. Abstract Chemical composition of Gongronema latifolium leaves was determined using standard methods.

Modification of renal oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats treated with extracts from Gongronema latifolium leaves. Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids are Influence of Nauclea latifolia leaf extracts on some hepatic enzymes of rats fed on coconut oil and non-coconut oil meals. Latifplium on hyperglycaemia, cellular glucose metabolism and insulin secretion. Anthers are erect with membranous apical appendages. 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.


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

Effect of aqueous extract of Gongronema latifolium on some indices of liver function in rats. This information will be invaluable for any subsequent improvement and conservation of the plant. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment 8 2: Gongronema latifolium can be propagated by seed or softwood, semi-hardwood and hardwood cuttings. According to Synder and Hadlihaematotoxic effect associated with toxic substances, such as benzene involves both bone marrow depression and leukaemogenesis, caused by damage to multiple classes of haematopoietic cells and a variety of haematopoietic functions.

Phytic acid releases inositol that might help reduce depression and inflammation [ 27 ]. Aqueous extracts show no activity against S. From the fore-going it is apparent that the significant decrease in weight-loss and growth depression, positive gonvronema and alleviation of some haematotoxicity due to Gongronema latifolium crude leaf extract in diabetic rats exposed to alloxan diabetogenesis are hereby fongronema in this study. Water extracts of the powdered leaves gave low bittering values, but extraction of the powdered leaves with organic solvents significantly increased analytical bitterness to levels comparable with hops.

Bulk ethanol extraction of dried, ground and powdered leaf of Gongronema latifolium was under taken by regular shaking in bottles for 12 h. Hb concentration was reported to be moderately increased in haemolytic anaemia and in any other clinical condition associated with rapid intravascular haemolysis and haemoglobinuria Bolarin, The essentiality of long chain n-3 fatty acids in relation to development and function of the brain and retina.


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This observation agrees with previous reports by Oshodi et al. The highest activity observed was against S.

Figure 2 shows the Lineweaver-Burk plot for the determination of Km and Vmax. Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language.

Studies on anti-ulcer, analgesic and antipyretic properties of the ethanolic leaf extract of Gongronema latifolium in rodents. Journal of Essential Oil-Bearing Plants 8 3: One or two young follicles are eaten daily with or without the seeds to treat stomach ache, check diabetes, treat malaria and tone the blood.

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Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Gongronema latifolium

An overview of benzene metabolism Review. The observed antibacterial activity in the plant suggests that it may play dual role gonngronema food and non-food systems where it may also find use. It is also an expellant for worm infection.

This work has shown that G. To relieve cough, wheezing and asthmatic attacks. Inflorescence a terminal and axillary cymose panicle up to 13 cm long. Nutrient and anti-nutrient components of some tropical leafy vegetables.

Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)

The tropical rainforest is the most biologically diverse ecosystem on the earth and it is the predominant natural forest in Nigeria. Phytochemicals are chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and which may affect gonngronema and are not yet established as essential nutrients [ 5 ]. In Senegal and Ghana the leaves are rubbed on the joints of small children to help them walk.

Normal and diabetic rats were gavaged withand mg kg -1 b.

The predominant SFA in G.