and pharmacological properties of Kigelia africana (Lam.) Balmkheera, Isopinnatal, Kigelin, Chemical constituents, Medicinal properties. Objective: Kigelia africana, a tropical tree, which has long been used in African . Analytical grade solvents (Fischer chemicals) were used for isolation and. cancer with drugs (pharmacotherapy) or with chemical compounds ( chemotherapy) in family comprises 21 species, of which Kigelia africana. (Lam. ) Benth is.

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National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Afrciana from Kigelia africana collected from the Fairchild botanic garden in Florida Click here to view. Received Oct 24; Accepted Nov This spectrophotometric assay uses the stable radical 1,1-diphenylpicrylhydrazyl DPPH as a reagent Amarowicz et al. Recent Dev Agric Food Chem.

Chemical composition and antioxidant potentials of Kigelia pinnata root oil and extracts

J Sci Food Agric. Emery oleic ligelia The phytochemical components of Kigelia pinnata based on the preliminary chemiczls screening. Free radical scavenging activities total and relative antioxidant activities The in vitro antioxidant activities of the plant extracts Figure 5 Fig.

The extracts were stored in a cool dark place until further analysis. The pulverized plant material weighing g was extracted exhaustively with n-hexane at room temperature for five days. Advanced Search Users Online: The antioxidant acivity was measured using DPPH assay. Adv Pharmacol Sci ; The current work led to isolation and characterization of nine constituents including iridoid glycosides, phenylpropanoid derivatives, and a eucommiol derivative.


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Numerous epidemiological studies have suggested jigelia protective role of food polyphenols on human health Arts and Hollman, [ 5 ]. Alkaloids have been associated with medicinal uses for centuries and one of their common biological properties is their cytotoxicity Nobori et al.

Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. In humans, the plant polyphenols consumed through the diet are considered as effective protective agents against the ROS, which are known to be involved in the pathogenesis of aging and many degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and cancers Virgili and Scaccini, [ 51 ]; Kris-Etherton et al. Post-hoc test analysis was done using the Duncan multiple comparison test.

Medicinal plant and traditional medicine in Africa. Nat Prod Res ; Spectrum Books Ltd; This activity may be connected with the antioxidant capability of the extract. Monoterpenoids and naphthaquinone kifelia Kigelia pinnata. Trans fatty acids intake and risk of myocardial infraction.

The residual plant material was further extracted with ethyl acetate to afford Foyer CH, Noctor G. The extract was found effective when tested against melanoma cells a tumour of pigmented skin cells by inhibiting the growth of cultured melanoma cells significantly Houghton et al.


It is believed that the presence of ROS is essential in cells as they can act as key signaling molecules for the activation of the stress-responses and defense pathways Halliwell, [ 19 ]; Foyer and Noctor, [ 17 ]. A similar interaction is observed between C-2 and C Semenya South African Journal of Botany. The extraction and isolation procedure scheme followed the process shown in Fig.

Literature survey on the plant revealed that the aqueous leaves extract of K. The methanol extract of K. Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of cuticular wax from Kigelia africana. Antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity of Feijoa sallowiana fruits peel and leaves.

New Constituents of Kigelia pinnata Leaves – SciAlert Responsive Version

The MS data obtained is consistent with literature Snyder et al. Inhibition of carcinogenesis by dietary polyphenolic chemicas. The entire oil composition can be summarised as Antifungal and antibacterial activity of seven traditionally used South African plant species active against Candida albicans.

Bioactive compounds in nutrition and health-research methodologies for establishing biological function: Folk Medicines of Kurukshetra district Haryana.