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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Antiinflamatory property of the leaves of Gongronema latifolium. Showing 0 of 0 comments. Traditional dietary adjuncts for the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 6: Aside from laatifolium problems, there is a problem of inadequate intake of plant based foods and all the benefits they bring with them. Inflorescence a terminal and axillary cymose panicle up to 13 cm long.

Methanol extracts show activity against S. There are 1 study abstracts related to Gongronema latifolium Benth.

This study was carried out to investigate and understand the biology, utilization and phytochemical composition of Gongronema gongrone,a which is a spice plant growing in the humid forest vegetation of South- Eastern Nigeria.

Fatty acid FA analysis Oil was extracted from dry-milled G. These observations gongrone,a 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.

Digestive problems, such as loss of appetite, dyspepsia, colic and stomachache, constipation, dysentery and intestinal worms. Gongronema latifolium is widely used in West Africa for medicinal and nutritional purposes.

Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language. The oxalate in the extract was precipitated with calcium chloride as salts. Preservation technologies aimed at inactivating enzymes with deteriorative actions could include the use of enzyme inhibitors such as the tannin extract from the leaves of Gongronema latifolium. All reagents used were analytical grade.


Proximate and mineral analysis Dry-milled G. They stimulate goongronema flow of bile and appetite for food and they enhance the activities of the pancreas, regulate blood sugar and promote the detoxification actions of the liver. Mineral content of culinary and medicinal plants cultivated by Hmong refugees living in Sacramento, California.

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According to Cotran et al. The nutritional composition of the dry leaves is: The liberated phosphorus was quantified calorimetrically at nm after color development with molybdate reagent. Analysis of the gastrointestinal relaxing effect of the stem extracts of Gongronema latifolium.

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. The mean body weight for each group of rats was measured from the total weights.

Studies have shown that these phytochemicals found in Gongronema latifolium may influence cellular proteins with enzymic activities. Further work is on-going in our laboratory to evaluate the histological effects with some biochemical correlations in diabetic rats treated with Gongronema latifolium crude leaf extract.

Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded. Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences 5 2: A decoction of leaves or leafy stems is commonly taken to treat diabetes and high blood pressure.

Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Gongronema latifolium

A total of 80 respondents latirolium from each Statewere interviewed. 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.

The solution was washed with diethyl ether until colorless. Trailer crushes 5 cars in Lagos. Prostaglandins play a critical role in inflammation and anaphylaxis Glew et al. Examples from Eastern Africa. The dominant essential and non-essential amino acids in G. Gongronema latifolium is an herbaceous nonwoody plant from the family of Asclepiadaceae.


The enzyme inhibitory effect was tested by adding different volumes of the solution 0—9. Earlier reports on extract from this plant have focused mainly on their medicinal properties [ 1314 ], with little attempts at investigating their food preservative potentials.

The result recorded here suggests that the purification procedure used here is suitable for purification of LOX from Cucumeropsis manii to the extent of our purification. 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 or hypomagnesaemia, hypoxia or acidosis and hypothyroidism which are associated with blood toxicity.

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Woody plants of Ghana, with special reference to their uses. The observed antibacterial activity in the plant suggests that it may play dual role in food and non-food systems where it gonbronema also find use.

Many fats- and oil-based foods including these soup thickeners are susceptible to deterioration as a result of enzymatic activities of which lipoxygenase is one of themthereby posing a storage problem [ 9 ]. Colour was developed using Vanillin hydrochloric acid reagent and the concentration was quantitatively measured using a spectrophotometer at nm.

Gongronema latifolium is an important medicinal plant, vegetable and spice.