TITLE

Chemical Profile of an Anti-malarial Concoction "Udu" used in Umunchi Autonomous Community in Isiala Mbano L.G.A of Imo State, Nigeria

AUTHOR(S)
Majesty, Duru; Benjamin, Amadi; Emmanuel, Agomuo; Adindu, Eze
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering & Applied Sciences;Jun2012, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p444
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The chemical profile of "Udu", an anti-malarial concoction used in Umunchi autonomous community in Isiala Mbano L.G.A of Imo State, Nigeria was investigated. Results obtained revealed the presence of alkaloids (1.22±0.03mg/100ml) flavonoids (1.48±0.04mg/100ml), saponins (0.96±0.01mg/100ml), tannin (1.05±0.08mg/ml), cyanogenic glycosides (0.29±0.12mg/100ml) and phytates (0.10± 0.00mg/100ml). Oxalates were not detected. Vitamin A (Retinol), vitamin B1 (Thiamin), vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), vitamin B3 (Niacin), vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), vitamin E (Tocopherol) and important mineral elements like sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, and manganese were detected in the studied concoction. Cadmium, lead and chromium were not present in the concoction. This study has shown the chemical profile of "Udu". These chemical constituents may be behind its medicinal property.
ACCESSION #
78114151

 

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