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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It is a tropical climbing plant lianas woody distributed mainly in the tropical and sub tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Oceania [ 14 – 16 ]. A decoction of Gongronema gogronema 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 Effect of Gongronema latifolium Leaf Extract on Blood Biochemical Assay in Diabetic Rats

Asthma patients chew fresh leaves to relieve wheezing. Actions of the traditional anti-diabetic plant, Agrimony eupatoria agrimony: Nigerian Journal of Forestry Ann Jose ankara escort.

This information will be invaluable for any subsequent improvement and conservation of the plant. Chemical evaluation of the nutritive value of the seeds of African breadfruit T. Methanol extracts were active against S. The leaves of Gongronema latifolium were tested as a possible hop substitute for brewing beer. Smelly feet Dissolve half teaspoon of powdered alum in mls of warm water and use in rinsing the feet to help reduce sweating and to deodorise the feet.

There are 1 study abstracts related to Gongronema latifolium Benth. Phenytoin is used in the treatment of partial and generalized conditions of tonic-clonic seizures by inhibiting voltage-gated sodium channels. Platelets play a key role in blood clotting and the insignificant increase in platelet counts in this study strongly indicates that the active principles present in the leaf extract may not have been potent enough to stimulate platelet synthesis.


The crude LOX obtained was partially purified using a modification of the method of Malekian et al. Linoleic acid is an important component of membrane phospholipids, a precursor to another critical fatty acid one finds in virtually all tissue membranes of humans, namely arachidonic acid Glew et al. It balances circulation, normalises blood pressure, strengthens the heart and lowers high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

The results of this study suggest that GL may be used to reverse, prevent or reduce weight-loss, growth-depression and haematotoxicity in diabetic subjects.

Nutrient and anti-nutrient components of some tropical leafy vegetables. 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.

Salmonella cholerasius ser typhimurium ATCC The leaf was identified and authenticated by the Botanist in the Department of Botany, University of Calabar, Nigeria. With three replications and the results were recorded in percentages.

Sample preparation Leafy parts of freshly harvested G. Oleic acid C Preparation of extracts Gongroneja grams of dry-milled G. Gongronema comprises about 16 species in Africa, tropical and subtropical Asia and Oceania; 5 species, formerly described in Marsdeniaoccur in tropical Africa.

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 gongronems its utilization viz a viz its phytochemical composition. Please leave a message, we will get back you gongrohema. 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 Eastern Asia [ 11 ].


Journal latifoliuk Zhejiang University, Science B 8 5: Anthers are erect with membranous apical appendages. This could also suggest that there was a mild synthesis of RBC in the bone due possibly to the influence of the latifoliim extract components on bone marrow activity.

Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Psidium guajava and Gongronema latifolium. The nutrient information reported in this study would enhance efforts to promote wider use of the plant as part of a broader program aimed at educating local populations on the nutritional benefits of the many wild plants existing in their environment.

Noteworthy in the amino acid profile of G.

Traditional dietary adjuncts for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. The major essential amino acids are: Statistical analysis Means of triplicate measurements and standard errors were determined for each sample using standard procedures. Oxalate was not detected in either the leaf or fruit samples. African Journal of Biotechnology 8 1: Gongronema latifolium can be propagated by seed or softwood, semi-hardwood and hardwood cuttings.

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The flowers are pale yellow in colour Plate C. Trailer crushes 5 cars in Lagos. Table 3 Amino acid composition of G.

Preparation of plant materials: The gongrpnema are adventitious arising wherever the soft woody stem makes contact with soil. A methanolic leaf extract showed moderate antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureusSalmonella enteritidisSalmonella cholerasiusSalmonella typhimuriumListeria monocytogenes and Pseudomonas aeruginosaand an aqueous leaf extract showed moderate antibacterial activity against Escherichia coliStaphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Studies have shown that these lattifolium found in Gongronema latifolium may influence cellular proteins with enzymic activities. The presence of saponins and tannins may be responsible for the bitter and astringent taste of the plant.

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