Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-D(DD)-00002694
Title: Proximate analysis of the methanolic and aqueous leaves extracts of Moringa stenopetala
Category: Drug (Discovery/Development)
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: M. stenopetala is a promising medicinal plant, which is most common in Ethiopia and Kenya,it has an enormous potential to contribute to improved diet and health.The people in the Konso district of southern Ethiopia get their food from M. stenopetala, People in the Gamo Gofa zone have a long tradition of consumption of M. stenopetala, locally called Haleko. Objective: The present study was amied to evaluate the Proximate analysis (nutritional value) of methanolic and aqueous leave extract of M. stenopetala, from Shire Endaslassie (SE), and Abi-Addi (AA) from Tigray region, Ethiopia. Methods: 50 g of the plant powder of M. stenopetala leaves was subjected to maceration and decoction extractions using methanol and aqueous as solvent, respectively, and the extracts were filtered, then proximate composition such as moisture content, total ash content, crude lipid content, crude fiber content, crude protein content, carbohydrate content, and energy value was evaluated using standard biochemical methods and using various titration methods. Results: The result of the present study was indicated that M. stenopetala leaves have rich source of nutritive value such as moisture, ash, crude lipid content, crude fiber content, crude protein content, and energy value from SE compare to AA. Conclusions: The nutrient contents in the methanolic and aqueous leave extract of M. stenopetala, from SE and AA, were found at different levels. Therefore, it has a potential to be used as a feed additive for humans and could contribute immensely toward meeting human nutritional needs.

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    Zenebe Hagos1 *, M. Yirga Brhane1 , M. Zenebe Teka2 , K. Krishna Chaithanya1 , V. K. Gopalakrishnan1

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    1 Department of Chemistry, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Aksum University, Axum, Ethiopia,

    2 Department of Biology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Aksum University, Axum, Ethiopia

    *Corresponding author: Zenebe Hagos, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Aksum University, Axum, Tigray Region, Ethiopia.

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    Zenebe Hagos1 *, M. Yirga Brhane1 , M. Zenebe Teka2 , K. Krishna Chaithanya1 , V. K. Gopalakrishnan1

    Title:Proximate analysis of the methanolic and aqueous leaves extracts of Moringa stenopetala
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2577-2582)
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    Methodology: Nutritional value, Proximate analysis
    Research Materials:Moringa stenopetala

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Association of analytical chemists Moringa stenopetala Nutritional value Proximate analysis

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