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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Makkar and Singh [ 19 ] noted that extracts of tannin rich leaves of Oak Quercus incana inhibited various microbial enzyme activities of bovine rumen. The leaves are believed to neutralise the intoxicating properties alcohol and its harmful effects on the liver.

Effect of aqueous extract of Gongronema latifolium on some indices of liver function in rats. The presence of PUFA is very important in human feeding and physiology, the most important ones being n-3 fatty acid which are predominant in cold water and deep sea fishes.

Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)

The most active of these bioactive compounds phytochemicals of plants are alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins and phenolic compounds [ 4 ]. Can J Anim Sci. The fruit of Gongronema latifolium is a dehiscent seed pod called a follicle which is oblong- lanceolate. Antihyperglycemic effect of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Gongronema latifolium leaves on glucose and glycogen metabolism in livers of normal and streptozotocin-induced gongrnema rats.


Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Gongronema latifolium

In a small clinical trial, the blood glucose concentration of healthy humans was determined after consumption of the leaves, and showed a significant reduction in blood glucose level. NOTE An occasional liver cleansing and rebuilding therapies are usually recommended to patients who have suffered hepatitis.

These fatty acids are important from the nutritional and stability point of view. Very few reports are available on lipoxygenases belonging to this family of Cucurbitaceae [ 10 ].

There are 67 book citations related to Gongronema latifolium Benth. Leafy parts of freshly harvested G. Gongronema latifolium part of flowering stem.

It is equally useful in controlling hyperactivity restlessness in children. Each experiment was performed in triplicate. The leaf oil did not show significant latifoliuj activity. Click on “show more” to view them. Methods of preparation The fresh leaves or the stem can be chewed or the sap extracted with water or palm wine.

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Gongronema latifolium Benth.

The purification gognronema is shown in Table 1. The tropical rainforest is the most biologically diverse ecosystem on the earth and it is the predominant natural forest in Nigeria. Similarly, at dose levels of and mg kg -1 b. Lipoxygenase was purified about Traditional plant treatments for diabetes mellitus: Animals and animal care: An acute toxicity test in rats gave an LD 50 of Nutrient and anti-nutrient components of some tropical leafy vegetables. Tannins have been shown to katifolium strong inhibitors of oxidative enzymes present in foodstuffs [ 18 ].


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Although, further study to identify gongronemw specific mechanism s responsible for some cases whereby the recorded results in layifolium study slightly differ from those of the previous studies gongrondma in progress, the differences in the quality and quantity of the chemical constituents of the plant extract may be suggested to be implicated. Crude protein, lipid extract, ash, crude fibre and nitrogen free extractives obtained are: This was also repeated with two known inhibitors of lipoxygenase: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 2 8: Separation and quantification of amino acids was accomplished on hydrolyzed samples with a high performance liquid chromatography and a fluorichrom detector excitation nm emission nm as described by Sedgwick et al.

Digestive problems, such as loss of appetite, dyspepsia, colic and stomachache, constipation, dysentery and intestinal worms. It has been observed that the extracts of Gongronema latifolium contain phytochemical compounds including alkaloids, saponins, tannins flavonoidsand glycosides [ 17 ].