Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
March 2014 Vol. 3(3): pp. 096-099
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Full Length Research Paper
Preliminary Qualitative Analysis of Phytochemical Constituents of the Endemic Aloe tororoana Raynolds in Tororo, Eastern Uganda.
Andima Moses.1*, Ssegujja Bernard1, Owor Richard Oriko1, Andama Edward2
1 Department of Chemistry, Busitema University, PO Box 236, Tororo.
2 Department of Biology, Busitema University, PO Box 236, Tororo.
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Accepted 03 March, 2014
Aloe tororoana Reynolds is recorded to grow exceptionally on the rock cliffs of Tororo rock and the adjacent Osukuru hills in Tororo district, Eastern Uganda. Due to its unique distribution pattern relative to other aloe species in the same area we postulated that it could be having unique phytochemicals. This study focused on initial qualitative phytochemical analysis of leaf gel extract from A. tororoana. Preliminary qualitative phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, saponins, anthraquinones, flavonoids and cardiac glycosides to be present in the leave gel extract of A. tororoana. The results indicate that A. tororoanacan be a potential source of useful antimicrobial drugs.
Keywords: Medicinal plants, Aloe tororoana, phytochemicals screening.
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