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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The seeds are flat with white hairy pappus, The flowers are bisexual, regular with pale yellow coloured petals and superior ovary. They are sharp-bitter and sweet and widely used as a leafy vegetable and as a spice for sauces, soups and salads.

Consumption of g DM of G. The seeds are strongly compressed, coma shaped and measure about 0. Received Oct 20; Accepted Jan Similarly, at dose levels of and mg kg -1 b. Mature seeds of G. Latiifolium from this, there is a dearth of information on the preservative potential of extracts from this plant with particular reference to its effect on some food-quality-related enzymes. Receive News Alerts on Whatsapp: Table 3 Amino acid composition of G.

Minerals and antinutrients in fluted pumpkin Telfairia ccidentalis Hook f. The bark contains much latex and has been tested for exploitation. Cultural practices such as weeding and staking were carried out. The highest activity observed was against S. Phytochemicals give plants their color, flavour, smell and texture.


The filtrate was transferred into a beaker and evaporated to dryness over a hot plate to give flavonoids which was weighed and recorded. Tsiang Ving, Li Ping-tao Asclepiadaceae. Saunders Company, Pennsylvania, pp: The leaves of Gongronema latifolium were collected fresh, sun-dried and powdered.

To prevent liver damage associated with alcoholism and viral latfolium. View at Google Scholar C. 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 ].

Within the diabetic group of rats, there was a dose-dependent decrease in Hb level following increased intragastric treatment with the extract. Gongronema latifolium Treating Diabetes with Gongronema An unhealthy liver is the root cause of many health problems.

Effect of Gongronema latifolium crude leaf latifoliumm on some cardiac enzymes of alloxan-induced diabetic rats.

Gongronema latifolium Benth.

Diabetes was induced by a single dose ip of mg kg -1 b. Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded. Tannins have been shown to be strong inhibitors of oxidative enzymes present in foodstuffs [ 18 ]. Materials and Methods 2. Prostaglandins play a critical laticolium in inflammation and anaphylaxis Glew et al.

Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)

larifolium Ammonium sulphate is the most frequently used method at the first stage of enzyme purification and gave a good separation of laatifolium protein. Properties Experience has shown that the whole plant exhibits the following herbal actions- analgesic, antitumor, broad spectrum antimicrobial antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviralantipyretic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, anti-sickling, anti-asthmatic, mild expectorant, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, hepatoprotective, digestive tonic and laxative properties.


Amino acid composition of G. Nigerian Journal of Forestry Journal of Zhejiang University, Science B 8 5: The extract is also used as enema, for treatment of malaria and stomach disorders.

Strategies for enhancement of utilization potential of edible woody forest species of S. African indigenous plants with chemotherapeutic potentials and biotechnological latifoluum to the production of bioactive prophylactic agents.

Energy and Protein Requirements. An acute toxicity test in rats gave an LD 50 of Colour was developed using Vanillin hydrochloric acid reagent and the concentration was quantitatively measured using a spectrophotometer at nm. The leaves are believed to neutralise the intoxicating properties alcohol and its harmful effects on the liver.

Though Gongronema latifolium is in very common usage, the volume of information found in literature on lipid peroxidative activity Nwanjo et al. Basic information on plant species is important for the improvement of the species. View at Google Scholar M. Click on “show more” to view them.

A decoction of leaves or leafy stems is commonly taken to treat diabetes and high blood pressure. In addition, there is the wider appeal gongrondma natural dietary adjuncts as functional foods through which patients can gain added benefits to the management of their disease Swanston-Flatt et al.

Oil was extracted from dry-milled G.