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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To lower blood sugar levels and high blood pressure in diabetic and hypertensive patients, respectively. Woody plants of Ghana, with special reference to their uses. To cleanse the womb and treat abdominal pain after childbirth. Gongronema latifolium is an important plant that is utilized for its medicinal and culinary properties. Zone of growth inhibition and minimum inhibitory concentration of aqueous and methanol extracts of Gongronema latifolium leaves. Research Journal of Medicinal Plant.

They are sharp-bitter and sweet and widely used as a leafy vegetable and as a spice for sauces, soups and salads. There is little published information on the inhibition of LOX in Cucumeropsis maniiespecially in regard to storage characteristics of its value-added products. Gongronema comprises about 16 species in Africa, tropical and subtropical Asia and Oceania; 5 species, formerly described in Marsdeniaoccur in tropical Africa.


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. Mature seeds of G. Effect of protein precipitating agent on the recovery of plasma free amino acids.

Materials and Methods 2. There are 67 book citations related to Gongronema latifolium Benth.

Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Gongronema latifolium

The presence of saponins in G. 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. J Food Comp Anal. Ethnobotanical survey of anti-asthmatic plants in south western Nigeria. The Gongronema latifolium samples used in this study were collected from four States in the South- Eastern zone of Nigeria and planted in the experimental fields of the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University gongronem Calabar.

At a test dose of and mg kg -1 b. The extract was administered once daily or 14 days.

Antioxidant effects of Gongronema latifolium in hepatocytes of rat models of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Aletor and Adeogun reported on the nutrient components of 17 leafy gongronems in Nigeria. The activity of methanol extract of G. Four days germinated in the dark white melon seeds were used for this experiment.


Morebise O, Fafunso MA. Concentrated ammonium hydroxide was added drop-wise to the extract until the precipitate formation was completed.

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Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Psidium guajava and Gongronema latifolium. The fifty-six male rats were divided into 2 major diabetic and non-diabetic groups of 28 rats each and 8 4 latkfolium and 4 non-diabetic sub-groups of 7 rats each, consisting of one group of control and three test groups.

With a weak liver, the body cannot function properly. Bulk ethanol extraction of dried, ground and powdered leaf of Gongronema latifolium was under taken by regular shaking in bottles for 12 h. Hypoglycemic and anti-lipemic effects of the aqueous extract from Cissus sicyoides.

Therefore, this report focuses on studies on the inhibitory effects of tannin extract from the leaves gongronmea Gongronema latifolium on lipoxygenase from Cucumeropsis manii seeds with a view to contribute to the knowledge that will assist in the processing of the seeds of Cucumeropsis and the leaves of Gongronema latifolium into value-added products.

Showing 0 of 0 comments. Sample preparation Leafy parts of freshly harvested G. Citation in scholarly articles.