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dc.contributor.authorTapera, Masimba
dc.contributor.authorWanjau, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorDzomba, Pamhidzai
dc.contributor.authorMachocho, Alex K.
dc.contributor.authorMburu, Jane
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-20T11:31:07Z
dc.date.available2021-09-20T11:31:07Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationTapera, M., Wanjau, R., Dzomba, P., Machocho, A. K., & Mburu, J. (2020). Phytochemical study to validate the ethnobotanical importance of Dioscorea steriscus tubers obtained from Zimbabwe.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2637-2150
dc.identifier.issne-ISSN 2637-2614
dc.identifier.urihttp://stedj-univerzitetpim.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Tapera-M.-et-al.-2020.-Phytochemical-study-to-validate-the-ethnobotanical-importance-of-Dioscorea-steriscus-tubers-obtained-from-Zimbabwe-STED-Journal-21-1-10.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/22529
dc.descriptionA research article published in Journal of Social and Technological Developmenten_US
dc.description.abstractModern people have embraced plants as a source of useful bioactive compounds. As such, plants with medicinal properties have become essential components in human life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the phytochemical profile of the extract of Dioscorea steriscus tubers obtained from Zimbabwe. Phytochemicals were extracted from tubers of D. steriscus using aqueous acetone. UV-Visible Spectrophotometry, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry and highperformance liquid chromatography (HPLC) techniques were used to determine the phytochemical profile of the tuber extract. The yield of phytochemicals extracted from D. steriscus tubers was found to be 6.38 %. The presence of bioactive compounds possessing phenyl, organic hydroxyl, amine, carboxyl, carbonyl, acyl, alkyl and aromatic functional groups was confirmed using UVVisible and FTIR analysis. The presence of substantial amounts of vanillic acid and kaempferol in D. steriscus tubers was confirmed using HPLC analysis. In support of the ethnobotanical values of Dioscorea species, the study confirmed the presence of potent phytochemicals in the extract of D. steriscus tubers obtained from Zimbabwe.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity PIM Banja Lukaen_US
dc.subjectDioscorea steriscusen_US
dc.subjectEthnobotanyen_US
dc.subjectMedicinal planten_US
dc.subjectPhytochemicalsen_US
dc.titlePhytochemical Study to Validate the Ethnobotanical Importance of Dioscorea steriscus Tubers obtained from Zimbabwe.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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