African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12191

Full Length Research Paper

Identification and preliminary phytochemical analysis of herbs that can arrest threatened miscarriage in Orba and Nsukka towns of Enugu State

Akaneme, Florence Ifeoma
Department of Botany, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 07 November 2007
  •  Published: 04 January 2008

Abstract

Identification and preliminary phytochemical analysis of herbal plants that are used in arresting threatened miscarriage in Orba and Nsukka towns of Enugu State were investigated. The species identified include Corchorus olitoriusChrysophyllum albidum synonym, Gambeya albida, Carica papaya, Newbouldia laevis, Sida acuta, Ceiba pentandra, Ricinodendron heudelotti and Heliotropium indicum. The preliminary phytochemical analysis detected the presence of carbohydrate, reducing sugar, alkaloids, glycoside, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, resin, proteins, oil, steroids, terpenoids and acidic compounds.

 

Key words: Identification, preliminary, phytochemical analysis, herbs, threatened miscarriage.