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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)

Phytochemistry and GC-MS analysis of methanolic leaf extract of Newbouldia leavis (Bignonacea)

Author(s):

Ezealisiji Kenneth Maduabuchi and Nwoke Emmanuel Awucha

Abstract:
Newbouldia leavis is a shrub found around Nigeria. It is known as fertility plant. This study covers the phyto-chemical evaluation and GC-MS analysis of the methanolic extract of the leaves of Newbouldia leavis. Quantitative phytochemical screening was done using various standard laboratory methods. The result obtained from the phytochemical screening revealed the presence of alkaloids, phenols, oxalate, tannin, saponin among others. The GC-MS analysis showed eight (8) peaks corresponding to eight distinct phytochemicals which include: n-hexadecanoic acid, Phytol, 9, 12-Octadecadienoic acid (Linoleic acid), 13-Octadecenal, Phthalic acid, Oleic acid, Squalene, Stigmasterol. Each of the identified phytochemicals possesses a wide range of Pharmacological activities ranging from antioxidant properties to anti-osteoporotic and to cancer prevention. Most of its constituents possess fertility activity. The methanolic extract of leaves of Newbouldia leavis can serve as a useful source of raw material for the synthesis of new drugs in the Pharmaceutical industry.

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How to cite this article:
Ezealisiji Kenneth Maduabuchi and Nwoke Emmanuel Awucha. Phytochemistry and GC-MS analysis of methanolic leaf extract of Newbouldia leavis (Bignonacea). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2):1998-2004.

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