keywords: Ocimum gratissimum, phytochemical, flavonoids, secondary metabolites, leaves
This study investigated the phytochemical screening of plant parts of Ocimum gratissimum grown in Nigeria. Ocimum gratissimum plants were collected and air dried. Powdered samples of leaves stem and roots were subjected to phytochemical analysis. Roots, seeds and leaves contain alkaloids, flavonoids, saponnins, and cardiac glycosides, but flavonoids was absent in the stem and phlobatannins, tannins and alkaloids were absent in the seeds. The studies showed secondary metabolites that makes the plant useful in medicine especially traditional medicine.
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