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Phytochemical and Pharmacological Properties of Vernonia amygdalina: A Review

Alara, Oluwaseun Ruth and Nour, A. H. and Siti Kholijah, Abdul Mudalip and Olalere, Olusegun Abayomi (2017) Phytochemical and Pharmacological Properties of Vernonia amygdalina: A Review. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology (JCEIB), 2. pp. 80-96. ISSN 0126-8139

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Vernonia amygdalina has been a known food and medicinal plants used in Asia and Africa (West Africa) due to its pharmacological effects (antioxidant, anti-diabetes, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-malaria, and among others). The phytochemical studies revealed that this plant is enriched with proteins, fats, fibres, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates. Many bioactive compounds had been isolated from its extracts. Therefore, this review summarized the overview of the bioactive compounds, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of V. amygdalina as well as its mechanism of action and toxicology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bitter leaf; anti-diabetic; anti-microbial; antioxidant; toxicology
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 07:43
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 06:45
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