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Analysis of Phytoconstituents of Desmodium Adscendens in Relation to its Therapeutic Properties| Biomed Grid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.2, No. 4)

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Page : 158-162

Keywords : Antimicrobal effects; phytochemical constituents; Flavonoids; polyphenols; Reducing Sugar; Biomed grid;

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Phytoconstituents are chemical compounds produced by plants through primary or secondary metabolism, generally to help them thrive or thwart competitors, predators, or pathogens. Most medicinal plants are known to derive their characteristic benefits from their phytochemical constituents. The phytochemical research approach is considered effective in discovering bioactive profile of plants of therapeutic importance. The present study considers the Phytochemicals of Desmodium adscendens and how they play important roles in the use of the herb as medicines in the treatment of various disease conditions as antimicrobial agents as well as antioxidants. The ethanolic and aqueous extracts of D adscendens were elucidated to determine the chemical constituents of the plant. Results show that Desmodium adscendens has high content of flavonoids, polyphenols and reducing sugar. Alkaloids, glycosides, saponins, tannins were also present, but not in high concentration like the previous three. The presence of these constituent's accounts for the use of Desmodium adscendens in the management and treatment of muscle cramp, tendon, spinal pain, bronchitis, epilepsy and some central nervous system disorders, rheumatism, jaundice, hepatitis, protection of liver from cirrhosis, asthma, allergic symptoms and eczema. It is also a very potent natural antispasmodic agent

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