Phytochemical screening and toxicity studies on the methanol extract of the seeds of moringa oleifera.

@article{Ajibade2013PhytochemicalSA,
  title={Phytochemical screening and toxicity studies on the methanol extract of the seeds of moringa oleifera.},
  author={Temitayo Olabisi Ajibade and R. O. A. Arowolo and Funsho Olakitike Olayemi},
  journal={Journal of complementary & integrative medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={10}
}
The seeds of Moringa oleifera were collected, air-dried, pulverized, and subjected to cold extraction with methanol. The methanol extract was screened phytochemically for its chemical components and used for acute and sub-acute toxicity studies in rats. The phytochemical screening revealed the presence of saponins, tannins, terpenes, alkaloids, flavonoids, carbohydrates, and cardiac glycosides but the absence of anthraquinones. Although signs of acute toxicity were observed at a dose of 4,000… CONTINUE READING
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