Estimation of Some Phytochemicals in Swietenia macrophylla Leaves


Estimation of Some Phytochemicals in Swietenia macrophylla Leaves


*1Ushie O. A, 2Neji, P. A, 3Muktar, M, 2Ogah, E, 1Longbab, B.D and 1Olumide.V.B

1Department of Chemical Science, Federal University Wukari, Nigeria
2Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Binyaminu Usman Polytechnic, Hadejia. Jigawa State, Nigeria
3Dept of Chemical Sciences, Cross River University of Technology Calabar, Nigeria


Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Reviews

Extract of the leaf for the detection of the phytochemicals were obtained by soaking 100g of the sample in 250ml ethanol for forty-eight hours with frequent agitation. The phytochemical screening of Swietenia macrophylla showed that tannin, phenol, flavonoid, terpenoids and alkaloids are present in the leaf extract. Quantitative determination of the detected secondary metabolites was carried out to know their percentages in the S. macrophylla leaves.The quantitative estimation of phytochemicals revealed that the various phytochemical constituents present in the leaf extract. In leaf extract of Swietenia macrophylla, the alkaloid content was 0.045 (9%), flavonoids content was 0.062 (12.4%), phenol content was 0.032 (6.4%) and tannin content was 0.043 (8.6%).


Keywords: Estimation, Phytochemicals, Swietenia macrophylla Leaves

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Ushie O. A, Neji, P. A, Muktar, M, Ogah, E, Longbab, B.D and Olumide.V.B. Estimation of Some Phytochemicals in Swietenia macrophylla Leaves. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Reviews, 2018; 2:15.


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