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P-ISSN: 2709-9415, E-ISSN: 2709-9423

Journal of Research in Chemistry


2022, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Preliminary phytochemical screening and proximate composition of ethyl acetate and hexane leaf extracts of Benn (Thaumatococcus daniellii)


Author(s): Azuaga IC, Azuaga TI, Ushie OA, Ugwuja DI and Longbap BD

Abstract: Preliminary phytochemical analysis and proximate composition of ethyl acetate and hexane leaf extracts of Thaumatococcus daniellii was studied. Standard procedures were followed to analyze the phytochemical and proximate composition of the sample in this present study. The results indicated that flavonoids and alkaloids were present in both ethyl acetate and hexane extracts, while tannis were absent in ethyl acetate but present in hexane extract. Phlobatannis, steroids, saponnis and phenols were completely absent in all the extracts. The proximate analysis of the leaf revealed that Thaumatococcus daniellii contained 9.5% moisture content, 22.7% ash content, 5.0% crude fat, 31.5% crude protein, 7.6% crude fibre and 23.8% carbohydrate. From the findings of this study, the phytochemicals and proximate composition shown by this plant extract (Thaumatococcus daniellii) underscores the nutritional and medicinal benefits, and support its application in the treatment of health conditions like diabetes mellitus as well as a useful antidote against venoms from snake bites and stings.

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How to cite this article:
Azuaga IC, Azuaga TI, Ushie OA, Ugwuja DI, Longbap BD. Preliminary phytochemical screening and proximate composition of ethyl acetate and hexane leaf extracts of Benn (Thaumatococcus daniellii). J Res Chem 2022;3(1):20-23.
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