Vol. 9 No. 12 (2023)
Articles

A COMPARATIVE ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS OBTAINED FROM DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN BENUE STATE SOUTH SENATORIAL DISTRICTS OF NIGERIA

Ujah A. Edwin
Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo, Benue State, Nigeria.
Ogbodo O. Juliana
Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo, Benue State, Nigeria.
Ocheche G. Adakole
Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo, Benue State, Nigeria.

Published 2023-12-05

Keywords

  • Azadirachta indica,
  • Psidium guajava,
  • Mangifera indica,
  • Moringa oleifera,
  • Chromolaena odorata,
  • Elemental composition
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How to Cite

Ujah A. Edwin, Ogbodo O. Juliana, & Ocheche G. Adakole. (2023). A COMPARATIVE ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS OBTAINED FROM DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN BENUE STATE SOUTH SENATORIAL DISTRICTS OF NIGERIA. International Journal of Advanced Academic Research, 9(12), 1-10. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ijaar/article/view/280

How to Cite

Ujah A. Edwin, Ogbodo O. Juliana, & Ocheche G. Adakole. (2023). A COMPARATIVE ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS OBTAINED FROM DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN BENUE STATE SOUTH SENATORIAL DISTRICTS OF NIGERIA. International Journal of Advanced Academic Research, 9(12), 1-10. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ijaar/article/view/280

Abstract

The leaves of A.indica (neen), Psidium Guajava (Guava), Mangifera Indica (mango), Moringa Oleifera, C. Odorota. (Siam weed), Vernonia amygdalina and Aloe barbadensis Miller (Aloe vera) collected from four locations in Benue State South Senatorial District were analysed for their elemental contents using flame photometer and atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). The average concentrations of the elements were found to be: 125.59 - 1276.9 (Na), 62.385 - 1290.6(K), 4.887-805.3 (Mg), 0.037-9.126 (Mn), 0.222-0.819 (Cr), 0.135-2.704 (Cu) and 0.516-6.963 mg/100g (Zn). The values for Cu and Zn in Moringa oleifera could not be determined. The result revealed that potassium was the most abundant element in the study area and that the elements were most concentrated in the medicinal plants collected from Oju in Oju L.G.A but least concentrated in the ones collected from Orokam in Ogbadibo L.G.A., Benue State. All the medicinal plants are potential sources of raw materials for the Nutritional and Pharmacological industries.

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