|International Research Journal of Plant Science (ISSN: 2141-5447) Vol. 7(1) pp. 009-012, January, 2017. DOI: http:/dx.doi.org/10.14303/irjps.2016.060. Copyright © 2017 International Research Journals
Full Length Research Paper
Phytochemical screening and proximate composition of Phyllanthus amarus
1Egbon E. E, 2Olayioye, E.Y, 3Olayioye S.A, 4Adesuyi, A. T, 5Owolabi T.
1Department of Chemistry, Ambrose Alli University, P.M.B 14, Ekpoma, Edo State
2/5Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, P.O.BOX 150, Ewu-Esan, Edo State
3Department of Science Laboratory Technology, the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, P.M.B 01, Nasarawa, Nasarawa State
4Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, P.M.B 1019, Owo, Ondo State
Corresponding Author E-mail: egheemmadgmail.com
Received March 5, 2016; Accepted April 09, 2016
The nutritional and anti-nutritional benefits of plants provide a better support for human well being. Phytochemical and proximate composition of Phyllanthus amarus was investigated in this studies. Both metholic and aqueous extract of Phyllanthus amarus revealed the presence of alkaloid, tannins, saponin, flavonoid, reducing sugar, terpenoid, cardiac-Glycoside is however absent in the aqueous extract. The percentage proximate composition; moisture (37.40), crude fat (5.6), crude protein (1.54), ash (9.0), crude fiber (14.99), and carbohydrate (31.47).
Key-words: Phyllanthus amarus, traditional uses, Phytochemical constituents, proximate compostion.