Laxative properties of aqueous and methanolic extracts of mature stem bark of Neoboutonia velutina Prain (Euphorbiaceae) in rats
Neoboutonia velutina. Prain is a plant used in Cameroonian ethnomedicine for the treatment of digestive disorders such as constipation. This study was conducted to evaluate the laxative properties of aqueous and methanolic extracts of N. velutina in rats. The laxative properties as mentioned by the consulted traditional healer were firstly determined, through an evaluation of fecal emission outset, number of wet...
Bioactive rich extracts from Terminalia ferdinandiana by enzyme-assisted extraction: A simple food safe extraction method
A food grade compatible enzyme assisted extraction (EAE) technique for extracting bioactive compounds from freeze-dried Kakadu plum puree was evaluated. To optimise the extraction, a central composite rotatable design (CCRD) was conducted and effects of solvent concentration, enzyme concentration and time of reaction on extracted levels of free ellagic acid (fEA), ascorbic acid (AA) and total phenolic content (TPC) were...