African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 683

Full Length Research Paper

Comparative evaluation of phytochemicals in the raw and aqueous crude extracts from seeds of three Lablab purpureus varieties

Soetan K. O.    
Department of Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 30 July 2012
  •  Published: 31 December 2012

Abstract

The phytochemicals in the raw and aqueous crude extracts from seed of three varieties of Lablab purpureus (LP), including Rongai brown, Rongai white and Highworth black were comparatively evaluated as a preliminary study for their pharmacological potential. The phytochemicals analyzed were trypsin inhibitors, hydrogen cyanide, oxalate, haemagglutinin units, phytate, tannin, saponin and alkaloids. The study concluded that raw (LP) contained higher concentration of phytochemicals than the aqueous crude extracts of (LP) in the three varieties studied.

 

Key words: Phytochemicals, Lablab purpureus, pharmacological, crude extract.

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