Analysis of phytochemicals, minerals and in vitro antioxidant activities of Gongronema latifolium leaves
Gongronema latifolium is primarily used as spice and vegetable as well as a herb in traditional medicine in the treatment of malaria, diabetes and hypertension. This study is aimed at providing in vitro laboratory knowledge on Gongronema latifolium leaves.Methods Minerals were analyzed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer while phyto-nutrients were screened using standard laboratory procedures. 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl DPPH -radical scavenging and reducing power activities were determined spectrophotometrically.
2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, Gongronema latifolium, minerals, phytochemicals, reducing power
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