publication . Article . 2017

Phyto-metals screening of selected anti-diabetic herbs and infused concoctions

Olanrewaju O. Olujimi; Olusegun N. Onifade; Adeleke T. Towolawi; Temilade F. Akinhanmi; Adeniyi A. Afolabi; Kabir A. Olanite;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2017 Journal: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, volume 7, pages 909-914 (issn: 2221-1691, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
Abstract Objective To determine the levels of some selected heavy metals in both the selected anti-diabetic herbal plants and infused concoctions for diabetes treatment. Methods Ten anti-diabetic plant samples: pawpaw leaves ( Carica papaya ), bitter melon leaves ( Momordica charantia ), holy basil leaves ( Ocimum sanctum ), bitter leaf ( Vernonia amygdalina ), ginger rhizome ( Zingiber officinale ), garlic ( Allium sativum ), African red pepper fruits ( Capsicum frutescens ), negro pepper grain ( Xylopia aethiopica ), cashew leaves ( Anacardium occidentale ) and onion bulb ( Allium cepa ) were evaluated for heavy metals. These were digested using standard metho...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous), Ocimum, biology.organism_classification, biology, Vernonia amygdalina, Medicinal plants, Allium sativum, Xylopia aethiopica, Holy basil, food.ingredient, food, Medicine, business.industry, business, Concoction, Traditional medicine, Momordica, Diabetic, Honey, Toxic element, Nigeria, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
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