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Current perspectives on the medicinal potentials of Vernonia amygdalina Del.
Vernonia amygdalina Del, commonly called bitter leaf, is a perennial shrub that belongs to the family Asteraceae and grows throughout tropical Africa. It is probably the most used medicinal plant in… Expand
Phytochemical composition of Pleurotus tuber regium and effect of its dietary incorporation on body/organ weights and serum triacylglycerols in albino mice.
The phytochemical, mineral and nutrient compositions of Pleurotus tuber regium as well as the effect of its dietary incorporation on body organ weight and total triacylglycerols in albino mice (Mus… Expand
Studies On Some Nutritional And Toxicological Properties Of Mucuna sloanei
Proximate analysis of seeds of Mucuna solanei gave a crude protein content of 28.18± 0.25%, Fat, 4.31± 0.09%, Crude fibre, 9.60±0.05%, Carbohydrate, 53.75±0.28% and Ash, 4.19± 0.01%. Quantitative… Expand
Effect of Traditional Processing Techniques on the Nutritional and Phytochemical Composition of African Bread-Fruit ( Treculia africana ) Seeds
The effects of three traditional processing methods on the phytochemical, nutrient and mineral composition of Treculia africana seeds were evaluated. Mean proximate contents of dehulled raw samples… Expand
Obesity in young-adult Nigerians: variations in prevalence determined by anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis, and the development of % body fat prediction equations
Background Overweight/obesity is a growing global public health concern. The variations in the prevalence of overweight/obesity, defined by Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist Circumference (WC),… Expand
Obesity, metabolic syndrome and BMI-metabolic-risk sub-phenotypes: A study of an adult Nigerian population
Obesity and the metabolic syndrome are health care challenges of not only the industrialized nations but also of the developing countries. BMI-metabolic-risk sub-phenotypes separate obesity from its… Expand
Antimicrobial effects of aqueous and ethanolic fractions of two spices, Ocimum gratissimum and Xylopia aethiopica
Aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Ocimum gratissimum and xylopia aethiopica were analyzed for their antimicrobial activities against five pathogenic organisms; Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia… Expand
Effect of kolaviron, a biflavanoid complex from Garcinia kola on some biochemical parameters in experimentally induced benign prostatic hyperplasic rats.
- W. Kalu, P. Okafor, I. Ijeh, C. Eleazu
- Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine…
- 1 October 2016
BACKGROUND To determine the effect of kolaviron on some biochemical parameters in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) rats. METHODS BPH was induced in rats using a mixture of dihydrotestosterone and… Expand
Aqueous and methanol extracts of Vernonia amygdalina leaves exert their anti-obesity effects through the modulation of appetite-regulatory hormones
- Chima A. Egedigwe, I. Ijeh, P. Okafor, C. Ejike
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Pharmaceutical biology
- 27 August 2016
Abstract Context: Aqueous and methanol extracts of Vernonia amygdalina Del. (Asteraceae) (AEVA and MEVA, respectively) leaves are reported to possess anti-obesity properties, exerted through unknown… Expand