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Phytochemical and comparative studies of the stem bark and root of Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal.) A. Rich

  title={Phytochemical and comparative studies of the stem bark and root of Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal.) A. Rich},
  author={I. A. Ekpo and R. B. Agbor and A. N. Osuagwu and Bassey Effiong Ekanem and E. C. Okpako and Ikootobong Sunday Urua},
The ethanolic extracts of the stem bark and root of Xylopia aethiopica were used for the study. Preliminary phytochemicals present were quantified using standard procedures. The result of the screening of the two samples showed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, flavonoids, tannins, terpenes, steroids and cardiac glycosides and both samples tested negative for anthraquinones. The result indicates that alkaloids and cardiac glycosides in the root were significantly (p 0.05) difference were… 


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  • Scientific Review
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