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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Phytochemical evaluation, total flavonoid assay, and antioxidant activity of Sansevieria zeylanica growing in Nigeria

Author(s):

Egunjobi TO, Ugbomoiko D, Erameh TO, Nwaobi AC, Mokwenye VN, Aghatise EK and Osula I

Abstract:

Plants naturally synthesize various phytochemical compounds that are useful in the treatment of many human diseases. This study aimed to ascertain the phytochemical compounds, total flavonoid assay, and antioxidant properties of Sansevieria zeylanica growing in Nigeria. The Soxhlet extractor apparatus and methanol were used to carry out the extraction process. Using standard techniques, the assessments of the phytochemical, total flavonoid concentration and antioxidant activity were carried out. The extracts of S. zeylanica contained biologically active substances such as glycosides, betacyanins, phenols, steroids, proteins, alkaloids, and flavonoids, according to the phytochemical study. Despite the leaf extract’s 2.11 mg(GAE)/g total phenolic concentration, the root extract’s 3.14 mg(QE)/g total flavonoid content showed better antioxidant activity. The bioactive compounds found in S. Zeylanica can be exploited as effective therapeutic agents in the synthesis of novel orthodox medications.

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How to cite this article:
Egunjobi TO, Ugbomoiko D, Erameh TO, Nwaobi AC, Mokwenye VN, Aghatise EK and Osula I. Phytochemical evaluation, total flavonoid assay, and antioxidant activity of Sansevieria zeylanica growing in Nigeria. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2023;12(1):200-204. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2023.v12.i1c.14575

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