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Phytochemical Analysis of Some Plants Used for Treatments of Respiratory Tract Disease in Zuru Metropolis

Plant Phytochemical play a vital role in production of medicine. Four different plants known for herbal treatment of respiratory tract infections were collected namely; Sida cordifolia (Flannen weed), Urena lobata (Caeserweed), Ficus gulmosa (Hairy fig) and Weltheria indica (Sleeping morning tree.) The plants were collected fresh from Zuru Local Government Area of Kebbi State Nigeria. And was taken to the Herbarium of Kebbi State University of Science and Technology for Identification. From each plant leaves were removed washed, air dried under room temperature and ground to powder. The ground leaves of the sample plants were soaked in two different solvent; Ethanol, and water for 24 hours for Phytochemical analysis. The analytical chemistry method was adopted for determination of presence or absence of chemicals by Qualitative analysis. The results shows presence (+) of Flavonoid, Alkaloids, Tannin, Phenol, Glycosides, Saponin, and Steroids; the results showed the presence of almost all the phytochemicals in the sample plants when the two solvents are considered. Moreover, Ficus glumosa, Weltheria indica and Urena lobata are plants that contain highest level of phytochemicals like Flavonoid, Alkaloids, Tannin, Phenol, Glycosides, Saponin, and Steroids while they are not commonly present in Sida cordifolia. These plants showed potential for treatment of respiratory diseases of properly utilized.

Phytochemicals, Zuru, Plants, Respiratory Tract Diseases

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Grace Joseph Gudu, Jibrin Naka Keta, Nuhu Bala Gudu, Mubarak Abubakar, Kele Zinatu. (2023). Phytochemical Analysis of Some Plants Used for Treatments of Respiratory Tract Disease in Zuru Metropolis. World Journal of Applied Chemistry, 8(3), 53-56. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.wjac.20230803.11

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Grace Joseph Gudu; Jibrin Naka Keta; Nuhu Bala Gudu; Mubarak Abubakar; Kele Zinatu. Phytochemical Analysis of Some Plants Used for Treatments of Respiratory Tract Disease in Zuru Metropolis. World J. Appl. Chem. 2023, 8(3), 53-56. doi: 10.11648/j.wjac.20230803.11

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Grace Joseph Gudu, Jibrin Naka Keta, Nuhu Bala Gudu, Mubarak Abubakar, Kele Zinatu. Phytochemical Analysis of Some Plants Used for Treatments of Respiratory Tract Disease in Zuru Metropolis. World J Appl Chem. 2023;8(3):53-56. doi: 10.11648/j.wjac.20230803.11

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