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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Test organisms The test microorganisms used for the antimicrobial activity screening namely: Consumption of g DM of G.

There is little published information on the inhibition of LOX in Cucumeropsis maniiespecially in regard to storage characteristics of its value-added products. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. African Journal of Biotechnology 8: Filter and drink a cupful ml three to four times daily.

Recent studies have demonstrated that low dosages are beneficial while high dosages especially in sensitive individuals may cause bowel irritation, kidney and stomach irritation, liver damage and gastro-intestinal pain. A Global Partnership 8th Programme Report.

Earlier studies reported decreases in haematological indices in experimental animals exposed to different chemical agents or extract-based active principles. Introduction Lipoxygenase EC 1. Inflorescences are extra-axillary cymes.

Chemical composition of Gongronema latifolium leaves was determined using standard methods.


Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Gongronema latifolium

It balances circulation, normalises blood pressure, strengthens the heart and lowers high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. View at Google Scholar H. Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences 5 2: Crude protein, lipid extract, ash, crude fibre and nitrogen free extractives obtained are: 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 ].

African Journal of Biochemistry Research 3 These fatty acids are important from the nutritional and stability point of view. Open in a separate window. Gongronema latifolium Treating Diabetes with Gongronema Effect of aqueous extract of Gongronema latifolium on some indices of liver function in rats.

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Phytic acid releases inositol that might help reduce depression and inflammation [ 27 ]. Gamma glutamyl transferase activity was determined using Biolabo SA France reagent kit.

One hundred grams of ground seeds were used for the extraction of LOX in 0.

This was carried out using the method of Kubicka and Troszunska [ 18 ]. FAO Forestry paper The presence of saponins and tannins may be responsible for the bitter and astringent taste of the plant. The following buffer systems were used at concentrations of 0. This could bring down body weight and enhance growth depression in experimental rats.

Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)

Gongronema latifolium Latifoluim latifolium Noteworthy in the amino acid profile of G. Digestive problems, such as loss of appetite, dyspepsia, colic and stomachache, constipation, dysentery and intestinal worms. 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.


The seeds are strongly compressed, coma shaped and measure about 0. The Gongronema latifolium samples used in this gongronrma were collected from four States in the South- Eastern zone gongroneja Nigeria and planted in the experimental fields of the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Calabar.

Effect of Gongronema latifolium crude leaf extract on some cardiac enzymes of alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Antiinflammatory property of the leaves of Gongronema latifolium. The enzyme recovery is quiet low especially when compared with results obtained by a number of researchers [ 225 ], this might be as a result of differences in enzyme extraction method and the assay conditions [ 26 ].

Tannin was extracted from 0. The test microorganisms used for the antimicrobial activity screening namely: Variability in propagation potentials of stem cuttings of different physiological ages of Gongronema latifolium Benth. Antiinflamatory property of the leaves of Gongronema latifolium.