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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part A
Trema orientalis L. and Dialium guineense Wild. used to manage hypertension in Bénin: phytochemical study and antioxidant activity

Rafatou AA Adjileye, Abdou Madjid O Amoussa and Latifou Lagnika

Trema orientalis L. (Celtidaceae) and Dialium guineense Wild. (Caesalpiniaceae) are used traditionally as remedy against headache, pains, diarrhoea, fever and hypertension. Despite their approved efficacy there are little scientific data available on their biological potential. The present study investigated the phytochemical study and antioxidant activity of Trema orientalis and Dialium guineense. The phytochemical screening was carried out using standard procedures. The phenolic and flavonoids contents were determined using Folin-Ciocalteu and aluminium chloride reagent. The antioxidant activity was evaluated using 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl, Ferric reducing capacity, superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide methods. Tremas orientalis was the most active in the ferric reducing capacity with 6007.8 ± 175.57µmol AAE g-1. The superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide scavenging activities ranged from 88.52±0.68 % to 91.33±4.01%. The DPPH scavenging activity was dose dependent. Dialium guineense was the most active with an inhibitory percentage of 96.06 ± 0.34 % comparable to ascorbic acid (99.46 ± 0.37 %).
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How to cite this article:
Rafatou AA Adjileye, Abdou Madjid O Amoussa and Latifou Lagnika. Trema orientalis L. and Dialium guineense Wild. used to manage hypertension in Bénin: phytochemical study and antioxidant activity. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2019; 7(3): 43-48.
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