ANTI-DIABETIC EFFICACY AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF METHANOLIC LEAF EXTRACT OF PAWPAW (Carica papaya) GROWN IN NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA.

Ayorinde Victor Ogundele, Kabir Opeyemi Otun, Abdulfatai Ajiboye, Bolatito Eunice Olanipekun, Rasheed Bolaji Ibrahim
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Abstract


Carica papaya leaves samples (Green) were freshly harvested from Islamic village in Ilorin, Ilorin west local Government, Kwara State Nigeria. The leaves were extracted with methanol; the resulting extracts were screened for the phytochemical constituents using standard procedure. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of bioactive compounds such as tannins, saponins, terpenoids, glycosides and alkaloids. The in-vitro anti-diabetic potential of the plant was also determined so as to justify the traditional usage of the plant in treating diabetes. The result of the present study confirmed that the methanolic extract of C.papaya leaves possess significant anti-diabetic activity in-vitro, this shows that the leaves has the potential for the development of drugs in combating diabetes.


Keywords


carica papaya leaves, phytochemical screening, bioactive, anti-diabetic, in-vitro

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18596/jotcsa.52813

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