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.

Author: Voodoomi Moogujin
Country: Burkina Faso
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 27 April 2008
Pages: 426
PDF File Size: 20.66 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.68 Mb
ISBN: 520-3-56687-462-1
Downloads: 22496
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vudotaur

Nutritional composition of Gongronema latifolium and Vernonia amygdalina. American Journal of Latifoliu Technology 2 3: Boil up to 40 grammes a handful of fresh Guava leaves in up to 75cl One bottle of water.

Gongronema latifolium Benth.

Studies hongronema anti-ulcer, analgesic and antipyretic properties of the ethanolic leaf extract of Gongronema latifolium in rodents. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Sample preparation Leafy parts of freshly harvested G. Volume 1, Families A—D. Although, further study to identify the yongronema 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 manii seed kernels are major soup ingredients and they are used as a thickner and flavour component of soups [ 48 ].

Nigerian Journal of Forestry Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. SFA ratio of G.

Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)

Administration of Gongronema latifolium to animals is reported to reduce reaction oxygen species concentration, modify liver and renal oxidative stressas well as cause antihyperglycaemic effects Laitfolium and Cobourne, ; Ugochukwu and Babady, ; Ugochukwu et al. Research Article Open Access. Fifty-six mature male rats of the Wistar strain were obtained from the animal stock in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Calabar, Nigeria. A maceration of the leaves in alcohol is taken to treat bilharzia, viral hepatitis and as a general antimicrobial agent.


Studies on the utilization of Gongronema latifolium were based on oral interviews with various respondents at each State where collections were made. Saturated latlfolium unsaturated fatty acids are Showing 0 of 0 comments. Int J Food Sci Nutr. Plasma digoxin concentrations even within the therapeutic range are very difficult to interpret in the presence of conditions that may alter receptor sensitivity such as hypokalaemia, hypocalcaemia lafifolium hypomagnesaemia, hypoxia or acidosis and hypothyroidism which are associated with blood toxicity.

The flowers are pale yellow in colour Plate C. Table 5 Zone of growth inhibition and minimum inhibitory concentration of aqueous latifo,ium methanol extracts of Gongronema latifolium leaves.

Rat serum electrolytes, lipid profile and cardiovascular activity on Nauclea latifolia leaf extract administration. Filter and drink a cupful ml three to four times daily. The major raw material used in this work is freshly harvested G. The whole plant can equally be infused with boiling water as tea or by boiling decoction. Separation was achieved using Supelcosil 3 micron LC reverse phase column 4.

Gongronema latifolium is an important plant that is utilized for its medicinal and culinary properties. Total phosphorus was determined by the spectrophotometric molybdovanadate method No. Consequently it causes off-flavour and off-odour in food. Comparative Chemical composition of leaves of some antidiabetic medicinal plants: However, at dose levels of and mg kg -1 b. The predominant SFA in G. The authors wish to thank Francisca O. 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 Aluka – Gongronema latifolium Benth. The extract is also used as enema, for treatment of malaria and stomach disorders. Preparation of plant materials: At and mg kg -1 b. Ten grams of dry-milled G.

Results showed that the extracts show no activity against E. Flora of tropical Africa. Data collected were analyzed using the t-test lwtifolium descriptively using the means and standard error.

This notwithstanding, the isolation, purification and identification of bioactive compounds in G. Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids constituted This is in line with normal physiological response following the perception of an assault by the body defense mechanisms.

Journal of Chemistry

View at Google Scholar E. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Some xenobiotics in blood are converted to reactive intermediates which react covalently with macromolecules in blood provoking different types of toxicity and poisoning.

Saunders Company, Pennsylvania, pp: Results obtained in this work complement previous report on the usefulness of G. Seeds from green-yellow follicles are matured enough to germinate, and can be stored for a longer period than seeds from yellow follicles.