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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 527-530
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2010.527.530
 
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Phytochemical Composition of Talinum triangulare (Water Leaf) Leaves

P.M. Aja, A.N.C. Okaka, P.N. Onu, U. Ibiam and A.J. Urako

Abstract:
The qualitative and quantitative analyses of Talinum triangulare (water leaf) leaf which is commonly used as vegetable in Nigeria were carried out on both dry and wet samples. The result of dry and wet samples revealed the presence of bioactive compounds namely flavonoids (69.80±4.42 mg/100 g and 58.33 ± 9.00 mg/100 g), alkaloids (55.56±5.00 mg/100 g and 13.89±5.00 mg/100 g), saponins (1.48±0.20 mg/100 g and 1.37±0.60 mg/100 g) and tannins (1.44±0.73 mg/100 g and 1.09±0.26 mg/100 g) respectively. The results indicate that the leaves contain an appreciable amount of bioactive compounds. Medically the presence of these phytochemicals explains the use of this vegetable in ethnomedicine for the management of various ailments.
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How to cite this article:

P.M. Aja, A.N.C. Okaka, P.N. Onu, U. Ibiam and A.J. Urako, 2010. Phytochemical Composition of Talinum triangulare (Water Leaf) Leaves. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 9: 527-530.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2010.527.530

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2010.527.530

COMMENTS
03 January, 2013
Adeabyo oluwatobi :
i need complete analysis of water leaf talinum trigulae
06 February, 2015
jenny:
plx i need 2 knw the english and botanic name of oha leaf and its phytochemical analysis
30 August, 2017
Daniel Felix Evans:
history of phytochemical analysis of talinum triang ulare leaves
08 April, 2019
Saleh Christopher Aji:
I need it sir/Boss

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