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Proximate and Phytochemical Analysis of Cajanus Cajan (Pigeon Pea) Leaves

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1TitleTitle of DocumentProximate and Phytochemical Analysis of Cajanus Cajan (Pigeon Pea) Leaves
2CreatorAuthor's name, affiliation, country DAVID G. OKE
Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria
3SubjectDicipline(s) Chemical Science
3SubjectKeywords Cajanus cajan, Phytochemical screening, Proximate analysis
4DescriptionAbstract Cajanus cajan (Pigeon pea) leaves from ‘ita osu’ market of Ijebu Ode, Ogun state, Nigeria, were collected and qualitatively analysed for identification of phytochemical constituents. The results showed the presence of bioactive constituents of carbohydrates, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, and terpenes. Phlobatannins, anthraquinones and sterols were not detected. The proximate analysis of the leaves revealed a composition of 11.20% moisture, 8.22% ash, 22.4% crude protein, 2.74% crude fat, 7.25% crude fibre, 63.39% NFE, 9.8% alcohol soluble extractive value, 4.32% water soluble extractive value and 0.65% acid insoluble ash value. The significance of this plant was discussed in relation to the presence of these metabolites as well as the proximate values. The presence of some phytochemicals like saponins and flavonoids explained the medicinal action of the plant encountered in its therapeutic uses.
5PublishersOrganizing agency, location WWW Publications, India
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10IdentifierDigital Object Identifier DOI:10.7598/cst2014.785
11SourceJournal/conference title; vol., no. (Year)Chemical Science Transactions, Volume  3 , Number  (3), (2014)
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