Determination of mineral element composition and bioactive agents of ethnologic leaves extract of moringa oleifera
Ejoba Raphael, Ocholi IU, Simdung Wuriba Kopdorah
A study was conducted to determined some mineral elements and bioactive agent present in the leaves of moringa that were actually responsible for its medicinal roles. The mineral were determined as the AOAC 2000 method while the photochemical screening was done using the methods of Trease and Evans 1989, Sofowora 1993 and Harborne 1973. The result shows that the leaves of Moringa oleifera era contain high of Ca, 682.6g, magnesium, 380.2g and phosphorus, 160.5g (values). The bioactive agent present in high cone include flavenolds, Tamins, phenols and Terpenolds. The investigation correlate the use of these leaves of this plants in treatment disease such as dental caries, Ulcer, Snake bite, headache etc, Fahey, et al., (2001).