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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Purification profile for LOX from Cucumeropsis manii seeds. Alloxan diabetogenesis may cause perturbation on growth or differentiation inducers involved in erythropoiesis. Asthma patients chew fresh leaves to relieve wheezing. Amino acid profile 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.

Gongronema latifolium is of huge importance in food and medicine, but there is a gross lack of knowledge in the biology of this plant species and its utilization viz a viz its phytochemical composition. SFA ratio of G. Lipoxygenases are sensitive to antioxidants and the most common mechanism of action latifoium consist in either inhibition of lipid hydroperoxide formation due to scavenging of lipidoxy or lipidperoxy radicals formed gongrinema the course of enzymic peroxidation or via chelation of its nonheme bound iron or by reduction of its ferric form, suggesting a competitive laticolium of inhibition [ 28 ].

Regression equations latlfolium used to calculate the amount of metals in each sample using their absorbance and dilutions. Studies have shown that these phytochemicals found in Gongronema latifolium may influence cellular proteins with enzymic activities. A re-emerging health aid. Boil up latifolihm 40 grammes a handful of fresh Guava leaves in up to 75cl One bottle of water.

Okwu DE Phytochemicals, vitamins and mineral content of two Nigeria medicinal plants. Lztifolium feet Dissolve half teaspoon of powdered alum in mls of latifokium water and use in rinsing the feet to help reduce sweating and to deodorise the feet. This is in line with normal physiological response following the perception of an assault by the body defense mechanisms. Please leave a message, we will get back you shortly.


Research Article Open Access. View at Google Scholar W. Preparation of extracts Ten grams of dry-milled G. Zone of growth inhibition and minimum inhibitory concentration of aqueous and methanol extracts of Gongronema latifolium leaves.

Phytochemical analysis of the tender fruits and mature leaves of Gongronema latifolium revealed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, saponinsflavonoidsphenols, phytic acid and hydrocyanic acid.

Gongronema latifolium Benth.

The leaf was identified and authenticated by the Botanist in the Department of Botany, University of Calabar, Nigeria. The seeds are strongly compressed, coma shaped and measure about 0. A methanolic leaf extract showed moderate antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureusSalmonella enteritidisSalmonella cholerasius latifoluum, Salmonella typhimuriumListeria monocytogenes and Pseudomonas aeruginosaand an aqueous leaf extract showed moderate antibacterial activity against Escherichia coliStaphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

LOX activity was assayed according to the methods of Aurand et al. Parts used Fruits, seeds, leave, root and bark. Table 3 Amino acid composition of G. Effect of a long term consumption of a diet supplemented with leaves of Gongronema latifolium Benth.

Hence this study is aimed at assessing the effect of water soluble fraction of ethanol extract of the leaf on haematotoxicity and weight-loss associated laifolium alloxan diabetogenesis. Aqueous extracts showed activity against E.

Table 5 Zone of growth inhibition and minimum inhibitory concentration of aqueous and methanol extracts of Gongronema latifolium leaves. The crude extract from the leaves and vines are mixed with lime juice and drunk to expel worms and dispel stomach upsets and crams.

Timber yield assessment in the natural forest area of Oluwa forest reserve, Nigeria. The fruit of Gongronema latifolium is a dehiscent seed pod called a follicle which is oblong- lanceolate.

The leaves of Gongronema latifolium were collected fresh, sun-dried and powdered. Ammonium sulphate is ggongronema most frequently used method at the first stage of enzyme purification and gave a good separation of the protein. Methanol extracts were active against S. Information on potential food uses of G. The plasma concentration depends on the volume of fluid. The species takes up to one year latifolkum fully mature and flower.


Antiinflamatory property of the leaves of Gongronema latifolium.

Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)

View at Google Scholar M. Rat serum electrolytes, lipid profile and cardiovascular activity on Nauclea latifolia leaf extract administration.

A decoction of Gongronema latifolium utaziMormodica charantia balsam pear and Ocimum gratissimum fever plant is usually given to patients been treated for hepatitis to help cleanse and rebuild their liver. The filtrate was transferred latifolum a beaker and evaporated to dryness over a hot latirolium to give flavonoids which was weighed and recorded. Recent studies have demonstrated that low dosages are beneficial while high dosages especially in sensitive individuals may cause bowel irritation, kidney and stomach irritation, liver damage and gastro-intestinal pain.

Phenols are considered as antimicrobial bacteriostatic and fungistatic agents and play an active role in disease resistance and prevention [ 23 ]. Nutritional composition of Gongronema latifolium and Vernonia amygdalina.

The nutritional composition of the dry leaves is: However, at dose levels of and mg kg -1 b. Alloxan and the product latirolium its latifoliumm, dial uric acid establish a redox cycle with the formation of superoxide radicals. These observations indicated that diabetic condition produces alterations in haematological indices, weight-loss and growth-depression which may be reversed by treatment with GL at mg kg -1 b. The boiled fruits in soup are eaten as a laxative.

Saunders Company, Pennsylvania, pp: Statistical Analysis Each experiment was performed in triplicate.

Ten grams of dry-milled G.