Initial phytochemical screening of the different parts of Mansoa alliacea L. (Garlic Vine)

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Initial phytochemical screening of the different parts of Mansoa alliacea L. (Garlic Vine)

Angelo Mark P. Walag, Angela Bernadine M. Cepeda, Arianne S. Galenzoga, Shania Marie J. Sambaan
Int. J. Biosci.11( 3), 219-223, September 2017.
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This study aimed to determine the phytochemicals present in Mansoa alliacea. Standard procedures were utilized for the extraction and determination of alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins and phenols, and quinones using the ethanolic extract of the roots, stem, leaves and flowers of M. alliacea. The results showed that the leaf and root extract contained the most phytochemical present. Stem extract showed a negative indication of any phytochemical tested. The presence of various phytochemicals in the different parts of the plant can be useful in studying the allocation of different chemical defenses of the organism. The presence of phenolic compounds also implies a possible resource for antioxidant compounds. Further studies are suggested to isolate and characterize phenolic compounds present in this organism.


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