Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 3 - 2020
Phytochemical Screening of Chrisophyllum argyrophillum Hiem. a Plant Used as a Healer in the Village of Vila Franca, Huambo - Angola
Armindo Paixão António1*, Bernardo Chicola1, Justo dos Santos1, Cristóvão Simões1, Antonia Virginia Pedro1, Diassonama Lucombo Maria1 and Luz María Sanchez2
1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, José Eduardo dos Santos University, Huambo, Angola
2National Center for Agricultural Health (CENSA), Jamaica Road and National Highway, Mayabeque, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: Armindo Paixão António, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, José Eduardo dos Santos University, Huambo, Angola.
Received: December 16, 2019; Published: February 29, 2020




Abstract

With the objective of determining the secondary metabolites of the species Chrysophyllum argyrophyllum Hiem, plant used in the community of Vila Franca in the municipality of Londuimbali province of Huambo, Angola, phytochemical screening was performed, for this, leaves and stem hull were collected and subsequently the leaves were dried in the open air in shade and the stem hull dried directly in the sun. After drying, the leaves and stems were sprayed in a traditional mortar and were screened, which allowed the separation of coarse particles from the fines, which were later transported to CENSA, Cuba where the primary phytochemical screening was carried out. Thus, secondary metabolites were detected such as tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids, leucoanthocyanidins, free phenols, primary and secondary amines that generally presented in appreciable quantities, no quinones, triterpenes and/or steroids and lactonic rings were detected.

Keywords: Screening; Leaves; Stems; C. argyrophyllum; Huambo; Angola

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Citation: Armindo Paixão António., et al. “Phytochemical Screening of Chrisophyllum argyrophillum Hiem. a Plant Used as a Healer in the Village of Vila Franca, Huambo - Angola”. EC Nutrition 5.3 (2020): 01-05.

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