Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 45-49
Phytochemical Analysis of Daucus Carota and Zingiber officinale Samples Collected from Gwarimpa Abuja Nigeria
Abdulrasheed Hadiza Haruna, Department of Engineering and Space Systems, National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria
Akilu Mariya, Department of Engineering and Space Systems, National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria
Mohammed Mairo, Department of Food Science and Technology, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Received: Jun. 24, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 20, 2020;       Published: Jul. 28, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.jdmp.20200602.13      View  152      Downloads  42
Abstract
This study aims at determining the phytochemical potentials of Daucus carota and Zingiber officinale collected from a location in Abuja, FCT. Standard laboratory procedures were employed to achieve the objectives. To ascertain the presence of phytochemical components which may be responsible for the healing and ethno-medicinal properties, a qualitative and quantitative screening of the extracts of the sampled plants was conducted. Daucus carota and Zingiber officinale were collected from Kado Bimko market, Gwarinpa, Abuja in October, 2016. Vegetable samples were washed, chopped into uniform sizes and dehydrated into powder form in preparation for further analysis. The phytochemical screening of chemical constituents of the vegetable extracts were carried out to confirm if they contain some notable phytochemicals in them, the result obtained showed some differences in the two samples tested, tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids, Terpenes, steroids, Anthraquinones, and resins were present in zingiber officianale sample while daucus carota showed presence of tannins, saponins, flavonoids, glycosides, terpenes, steroids, phenols, and resins. The presence of these important plant constituents suggests that these vegetables could be potential sources of phytochemicals, which are responsible for their curative and healing properties. This however confirms that they can be used in drug development and treatment and management of various diseases in Nigeria.
Keywords
Phytochemicals, Daucus carota, Zingiber officianale, Phytomedicine
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Abdulrasheed Hadiza Haruna, Akilu Mariya, Mohammed Mairo, Phytochemical Analysis of Daucus Carota and Zingiber officinale Samples Collected from Gwarimpa Abuja Nigeria, Journal of Diseases and Medicinal Plants. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2020, pp. 45-49. doi: 10.11648/j.jdmp.20200602.13
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