Phytochemical Screening of Sclerocarya birrea (Anacardiaceae) and Khaya senegalensis (Meliaceae), Antidiabetic Plants
International Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 1, September 2016, Pages: 1-5
Received: Feb. 8, 2016; Accepted: Jun. 18, 2016; Published: Aug. 31, 2016
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Atto Virginie, Laboratory of Animal Physiology, UFR Biosciences University Felix Houphouēt Boigny Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Koffi Dago Pierre, Endocrinology and Diabetology Service, CHU Yopougon Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Monteomo Gnate Francois, Laboratory of Biochemistry, UFR Med. Sciences-University Felix Houphouēt-Boigny of Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Adeoti Mansour Franck, Laboratory of Biochemistry, UFR Med. Sciences-University Felix Houphouēt-Boigny of Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
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Abstract
This study aimed at investigate the phytochemical screening of aqueous, methanolic, dichloromethane extracts of the stem barks of Sclerocarya birrea (Anarcadiaceae) and Khaya senegalensis (Meliaceae). Experiments were performed with the test tubes. The phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of polyphenols, flavonoids, saponides, triterpenes and tannins. We couldn’t found alkaloids and quinoids compounds in the tested extracts. Each of these phytochemical compounds has a specific mechanism for lowering blood sugar levels in diabetes rats. However, the large amount of chemical compounds confers to Sclerocarya birrea and Khaya senegalensis extracts its antidiabetic activities. So, that experience could justify the use of Sclerocarya birrea for diabetic therapeutics in traditional medicine.
Keywords
Phytochemical Screening, Sclerocarya birrea, Khaya senegalensis, Mechanism, Diabetes
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Atto Virginie, Koffi Dago Pierre, Monteomo Gnate Francois, Adeoti Mansour Franck, Phytochemical Screening of Sclerocarya birrea (Anacardiaceae) and Khaya senegalensis (Meliaceae), Antidiabetic Plants, International Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpc.20160201.11
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