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The leaf, stem, root, and flower of Ageratum conyzoides was used to evaluate its chemical profile. The studied samples showed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids and some constituents of flavonoids, tannins, saponins, glycosides, resins, phenols, asphytochemicals whileproteins, carbohydrate and its reducing forms were present as nutrients.Some essential and non-essential amino acids were also present.The leaf of the studied plant is the most concentrated followed by the flower in terms of the the chemicals detected in the present study. The chemical compounds detected in the present study could be the sourceof the medicinal value of Ageratum conyzoides as used in folk medicine. The present study has shown the chemical profiles of leaf, stem, root, and flower ofAgeratum conyzoides.
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Author(s): Amadi B A Duru MKC and Agomuo EN
Phytochemicals, macronutrients, amino acids, traditional medicine, Plant Biochemistry