Paul Chidozie Onyenekwe

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The LD(50) of roselle calyx extract and its effect on blood pressure were determined. The LD(50) was found to be above 5000 mg kg(-1). Roselle calyx infusion was found to lower significantly (p<0.05) both systolic and diastolic pressure in spontaneously hypertensive and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats at tested doses of 500 and 1000 mg kg(-1) body weight.(More)
 The effect of Allium sativum (Liliacea) on trypanosome-infected mice was examined. At a dose of 5.0 mg/ml, the oily extract from the pulp completely suppressed the ability of the parasites to be infective in the host. Column chromatography of the extract gave four fractions: ethylacetate/methanol, ethylacetate/ethanol, benzene/methanol, and acetic(More)
Oleoresin and gingerol contents in gamma irradiated dried ginger rhizomes were evaluated to determine the effect of radiation and storage on these constituents of ginger. Dried ginger rhizomes were subjected to 0, 5 and 10 kilogray (kGy) doses of gamma rays from 60Co source. The oleoresin and gingerol contents were monitored for 9 months. Radiation(More)
The work focused on the nutritional and pharmacological potential of Leptadenia hastata (pers.) Decne. ethanolic leaves extract. The proximate compositions of the leaves shows the values of moisture content (7.63 ± 0.07), Ash content (17.19 ± 0.05), Carbohydrate (47.13 ± 0.17), Crude protein (20.85 ± 0.07), Crude fibre (7.50 ± 0.05), and Crude lipid (2.70 ±(More)
Volatile oil rich spices cannot be sterilised by pasteurisation because of the presence of thermal-sensitive components. In this article, we report the effect of irradiation on the volatile constituents of Monodora myristica. The samples were irradiated at ambient conditions at dose levels of 0 and 15 kGy using a linear accelerator at a dose rate of(More)
Pito and burukutu are indigenous alcoholic beverages in Nigeria, and are fermentation products of Sorghum bicolor and Sorghum vulgare. The production is similar to that of beer, which involves steeping, malting, mashing and fermenting. A total of 30 volatile organic compounds were identified by gas chromatography. These compounds can be broadly grouped into(More)
The effect of Cannabis sativa on trypanosome-infected rats was examined. An aqueous extract of the seeds administered at a dose of 50 mg/kg/d cured animals infected with Trypanosome brucei brucei of blood stream parasites. Six fractions eluted from the crude extract by column chromatography were assessed for trypanocidal properties. Of these, only 2(More)
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