International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research

International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research


International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research
International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research
Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2021)

Chemical constituents, insecticidal and anthelmintic activities of Gongronema latifolium Leaf Petroleum Ether Extract


Frank N I Morah, Ruth U Inaku

Gongronema latifolium is an edible vegetable which serves as spice and versatile African medicinal plant. The leaf is locally used against diabetes and high blood pressure. It also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. The study is aimed at identifying the chemical constituents, anthelmintic and insecticidal property of the leaf petroleum ether extract. The leaf was air dried and extracted with petroleum ether to give the petroleum ether extract. The constituents of the petroleum ether extract were separated by gas chromatography and the individual constituents identified by mass spectrometry. Twenty organic compounds were identified and the extract exhibited insecticidal activity against cockroach and anthelmintic properties.
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Frank N I Morah, Ruth U Inaku. Chemical constituents, insecticidal and anthelmintic activities of Gongronema latifolium Leaf Petroleum Ether Extract. International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2021, Pages 1-5
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