Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2015)
Phytochemical screening of ten Nigerian medicinal plants.
Author(s): Osuntokun Oludare temitope, Oluwafoise Bamidele olugbenga
Abstract: The purpose of the present study is to show the quantity and quality of ten Nigerian medicinal plant used in Nigeria and African for both tradition Alternative medicine and also, serves as an encouragement for the production of new antibiotics locally and the importance of natural endowed gift of nature. The ten medicinal plant are Pseudocedrela kotschyi, Anogeissus leiocarpus, Terminalia glaucescens, Garcina kola, Zanthoxylun Lessmamul, Sarcorcephalus latiolia, Olax subcorpidica, Alchornea laxiflora, Spondia mombin and Morinda Lucida. It was observed that all ten plant contains the important phytochemical like Alkaloids, Phenols, Flavonoids, Saponins, Essential oil and Tannins at appreciable quantity and quality. The use of medicinal plant should be encouraged.