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Phytochemical components of Hunteria umbellata (K. Schum) and its effect on isolated non-pregnant rat uterus in oestrus.

@article{Falodun2006PhytochemicalCO,
  title={Phytochemical components of Hunteria umbellata (K. Schum) and its effect on isolated non-pregnant rat uterus in oestrus.},
  author={Abiodun Falodun and Zuleikha A. M. Nworgu and M O Ikponmwonsa},
  journal={Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          256-8
        }
}
Hunteria umbellate plant is used by West African traditional midwives as phytomedicine in herbal remedies to treat pregnancy related ailment and most especially to augment or induce labour in gravid uterus. The purpose of this study was to investigate this claim with view to validating scientifically the ethno - medicinal usage. The phytochemical analysis of the crude medicinal plant extract revealed the presence of saponin, saponin glycosides, steroid, tannins, volatile oils, phenols and… 
Antipyretic and analgesic effects of the aqueous extract of the fruit pulp of Hunteria umbellata K Schum (Apocynaceae).
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The aqueous fruit pulp extract of Hunteria umbellata K. Schum possesses antipyretic and analgesic activities which validate its use in the treatment of pains and fevers.
Ethno-medicinal, phytochemistry, and pharmacological importance of Hunteria umbellate (K. Schum.) Hallier f. (Apocynaceae): a useful medicinal plant of sub-Saharan Africa
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It can be inferred that, numerous and bioactive principles with known biological usefulness are present in the extracts of H. umbellate and might be responsible for the observed biological and pharmacological activities.
EVALUATION OF THE ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AND PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THE STEM BARK AND LEAVES EXTRACTS OF HUNTERIA UMBELLATA K. SCHUM, APOCYNACEAE
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The results indicate that the methanol extracts of the stem bark and leaves of Hunteria umbellata possess antibacterial activity against gram – positive and gram – negative bacterial isolates.
Hypoglycaemic effects of the aqueous seed extract of Hunteria umbellata in normoglycaemic and glucose-and nicotine-induced hyperglycaemic rats
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The data generated in the present study has a strong positive correlation with its folkloric use in the treatment of suspected type 2 diabetic patients, although its use should be with great caution.
TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF METHANOL SEED EXTRACT OF HUNTERIA UMBELLATA ON REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTIONS OF TREATED WISTAR RATS
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The results suggests that the prolonged oral treatment with 250-1000 mg/kg/day of the methanol extract of the seed of Hunteria umbellata did not have any effect on the reproductive functions as well as the reproductive organs in males and females’ rats treated, and could be safe following repeated use.
GENUS HUNTERIA- A ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
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The phytochemical analysis of the H. umbellata plant extract revealed the presence of saponins, steroids, tannins, volatile oils, phenols and copious amount of alkaloids, which scientific researchers have shown were active against various diseases such as bacterial infections, pain, fever, inflammation, diabetes, in obesity, hyperlipidemia, heart problems and malaria.
Hypoglycemic effects of the aqueous seed extract of Hunteria umbellata in normoglycemic and glucose and nicotine induced hyperglycemic rats
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The data generated in this study suggest that HU could be very useful in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus although several further studies will still be required at identifying the active hypoglycaemic phytocomponent(s) and their possible mechanisms of action.
Aphrodisiac effect of Hunteria umbellata seed extract: Modulation of nitric oxide level and arginase activity in vivo.
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