Ethnobotancial and Phytochemical studies of some blood-cleansing Herbs in Oyo and Ogun States, Southwestern Nigeria
Ogungbenro, Rebecca O., Oluwalana, Samuel A., Adedokun, Margaret O. Omosekeji Rachael B.
Corresponding Author : Ogungbenro, Rebecca O.
Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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Received : 2018-05-02 Accepted : 2018-05-15 Published : 2018-05-15
Abstract : Medicinal plants contain physiologically active components which over the years have been exploited in the traditional medical practices for the treatment of various ailments which play an important role in healing. Medicinal plants used for blood-cleansing were documented through questionnaire administered to tradomedical practitioners. Eight blood-cleansing herbs were tested for the presence of phytochemical which enhances blood-cleansing purposes. The presence or absence of Tannin, Saponin, Flavonoid, Alkaloid, Anthraquinones and Cardiac glycosides were investigated in the herbal samples. The result showed that Alkaloid and anthraquinone were absent in all the samples, cardiac glycoside was present in five samples while all the samples tested positive to the presence of Tannin, Saponin and Flavonoid.
Keywords : Ethnobotanical, Medicinal Plants, Herbs, Blood-cleansing, Phytochemical.
Citation : Ogungbenro, Rebecca O. et al (2018), Ethnobotancial and Phytochemical studies of some blood-cleansing Herbs in Oyo and Ogun States, Southwestern Nigeria. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V6I3.01 DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1250060
Copyright : © 2018 Ogungbenro, Rebecca O. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology
ISSN : 2348-7313
Volume 6 / Issue 3
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