Dennettia tripetala G. Baker (Annonaceae), or pepper fruit tree, is a well-known Nigerian spicy medicinal plant. The mineral, vitamin and nutrient composition of. Here are the 18 wondrous benefits of pepper fruit Dennettia tripetala you definitely need to know. Study shows that this fruit is good for us. Abstract. The study revealed the safety of Dennettia tripetala seed on man and the environment. Adult male rats weighing – kg.

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The plant products are effective against pests, insects, Sitophilus zeamais Motsch. Keay attests that pepper fruit produces very pepperish effect when chewed.

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Anti-emetic Properties Pepper fruit is anti-emetic in nature being that it can be used for preventing or treating nausea and vomiting. The albino rats were allowed to feed for 30 days and feed consumption data were taken and analysed. Pepper fruit seeds are essential for preparing food for new mothers, immediately after childbirth, as the spice aids uterus contraction. Blood urea and creatinine are critical indices that can be used to assess renal function. Mineral and nutritive value of Dennettia tripetala fruits.

Such low level of total proteins in the animal groups with diets supplemented with D. Dennettia tripetala seeds are applied to diets of pregnant and postpartum women to aid uterine contraction Achinewhu et al. Toxicological and histopathological evaluations of leaf extract of Paullinia pinnata L. The increase in body weight in rats fed standard basal diet group I and in rats fed standard basal diet plus D.

Plants have remained an integral source of food and nutrients for both humans and animals. Evaluation of hypoglycemic and toxicological effects of leaf extracts of Morinda lucida in hyperglycemic albino rats. According to these researchers, this anti-ulcer effect of pepper fruit can be attributed to its flavonoid content.



The chemical grade of permethrin used was necessarily pesticide. Protective effect of bifidus milk on the experimental infection with Salmonella enteritidis subsp. The results on the biochemical parameters of the liver and kidney of albino rats are presented in Table 3.

Reconstitution was achieved by dissolving mg of the extract in 2 ml of solvent 0. Production dennettis quality evaluation of flavoured yoghurts using carrot, pineapple and spiced yoghurts using ginger and pepperfruit.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. According to Okwu and MorahDennettia tripetala fruits can serve as food and herbs for producing herbal medicines. The observed reduction in serum AP level in the animal groups supplemented with D. Baker, belongs to the Annonaceae family. Contact and fumigant insecticidal action of D.

Bruchidae ] Idoko Also, study shows that unripe pepper fruit contains higher amount of vitamin C, vitamin A and minerals more than the ripe ones.

We pledge to keep your email safe. It is a tropical plant that is mostly dominant in the West African region especially Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon. Pests of Stored Cereal and Pulses in Nigeria: Data were then subjected to one- way analysis of variance.

Final weights of the rats were measured at the end of the 30 days prior to blood collection dennetgia dissection of the animals following euthanasia. Topics Discussed in This Paper.

The leaves can be dried and stored for a long period of time without any microbial attack. Mechanisms and sources of resistance in tropical maize inbred lines to Chilo partellus stem borers. A blood sample 2.


The value of the LD 50 obtained in the study strongly indicates that the botanical insecticide has a moderately high safety margin. It was revealed that moderate to high doses of Dennettia tripetala fruit extract administered to albino Wistar rats caused haematoxicity to the animals Ikpi and Nku, Both the fruit and the leaves were found to contain secondary metabolites such as phenol, carbohydrate, terpenes, flavonoids, tannin and alkaloids.

The result of the present investigation showed that the administration of the botanical insecticide D. Median lethal dose LD 50 was estimated using revised up-and-down procedure described by Bruce and Saganuwan Acute and subacute toxicity studies of the methanol extract of the leaves of Paullinia pinnata Linn.

The study revealed the safety of Dennettia tripetala seed on man and the environment. Related articles in Web of Science Google Scholar. Some of these plants provide us food, nutritional values and health benefits while some provide us with no nutrients and could even be toxic to human health.

Antimicrobial Properties The leaf extract of pepper fruit contains antimicrobial properties and as such effective for fighting against microbes Aderogba et al. Severe malnutrition continues to ravage children in Northeast. The spectrophotometer was set at zero at nm with distilled water. Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Tumblr. Wilczek resistance to bruchids, Callosobruchus spp. Characterization of new sources of munbean Vigna radiate L. Pharmacological Properties Pepper fruit can be used for pharmacological purposes due to its constituents of terpenes, tannins, flavonoids and alkaloids.

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