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2021, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Comparative studies of phytochemistry and proximate analysis of essential oil of leaves and flower of mistletoe plant


Author(s): Ushie OA, Tabe NN, Aasegh TJ, Aikhoje EF and Ibrahim AI

Abstract: Fresh leaves and flower of the sample (mistletoe) was extracted using a soxhlet extraction method. The extracts of the leaf and flower of mistletoe plant was subjected to qualitative and quantitative analyses of phytochemicals and nutritive value of essential oils. The result of the qualitative analyses of mistletoe leaves and flower shows the presence of tannin, flavonoid and saponins; alkaloid and phenol was highly concentration while terpenoid was absent in the flower extract. Saponins were present in leaf and absent in the flower. The presence of phenol and tannin is detected in the leaf extract. The quantitative result revealed tannin 2.01 ± 0.66mg/100g, alkaloid 0.93. ± 0.33mg/100g, phenol 3.22 ± 0.70mg/100mg, flavonoid 2.66 ± 0.17mg/100g, saponin 2.35 ± 0.17/100g. The quantitative result revealed tannin 0.84 ± 0.09mg/100g, alkaloid 4.47 ± 0.14mg/100g, phenol 8.46 ± 0.24mg/100mg, flavonoid 1.71 ± 0.08mg/100g. The result reveals that the leaves and flower have potential to promote good health and reduce diseases risk.

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How to cite this article:
Ushie OA, Tabe NN, Aasegh TJ, Aikhoje EF, Ibrahim AI. Comparative studies of phytochemistry and proximate analysis of essential oil of leaves and flower of mistletoe plant. J Res Chem 2021;2(1):63-67.
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