International Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

International Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology ISSN 2169-3048 Vol. 10 (2), pp. 001-005, February, 2021. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Identification and preliminary phytochemical analysis of herbs that can arrest threatened miscarriage in Orba and Nsukka towns of Enugu State

Akaneme, Florence Ifeoma

Department of Botany, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. E-mail: omalichar@yahoo.com. Phone: +234-8036698201.

Accepted 03 November, 2020

Abstract

Identification and preliminary phytochemical analysis of herbal plants that are used in arresting threatened miscarriage in Orba and Nsukka towns of Enugu State were investigated. The species identified include Corchorus olitorius, Chrysophyllum albidum synonym, Gambeya albida, Carica papaya, Newbouldia laevis, Sida acuta, Ceiba pentandra, Ricinodendron heudelotti and Heliotropium indicum. The preliminary phytochemical analysis detected the presence of carbohydrate, reducing sugar, alkaloids, glycoside, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, resin, proteins, oil, steroids, terpenoids and acidic compounds.

Key words: Identification, preliminary, phytochemical analysis, herbs, threatened miscarriage.