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American Journal of Pharmacological Sciences. 2021, 9(1), 36-39
DOI: 10.12691/ajps-9-1-3
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Phytochemical Profile and Potential Pharmacological Properties of Leaves Extract of Senna italica Mill

Euloge Sènan Adjou1, Alain Yaya Koudoro1, Guevara Nonviho1, Edwige Dahouenon Ahoussi1 and Dominique C. K. Sohounhloue1,

1Laboratory of Study and Research in Applied Chemistry, University of Abomey-Calavi, Polytechnic School of Abomey-Calavi, 01, P. O. Box 2009, Cotonou

Pub. Date: April 01, 2021

Cite this paper:
Euloge Sènan Adjou, Alain Yaya Koudoro, Guevara Nonviho, Edwige Dahouenon Ahoussi and Dominique C. K. Sohounhloue. Phytochemical Profile and Potential Pharmacological Properties of Leaves Extract of Senna italica Mill. American Journal of Pharmacological Sciences. 2021; 9(1):36-39. doi: 10.12691/ajps-9-1-3


The leaves of Senna italica Mill., were screened for phytochemical properties using standard methods. Anthocyanins, leucoanthocyanins, catechics tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, anthraquinones and reducer compounds were detected. However, saponins, coumarines and cyanogenic derivatives were not detected in the leaves extract. Taking into account of presence of these secondary metabolites in the plant extract, it could be suggested that this plant has a potential as a source of therapeutic agents. This supports the traditional use of the plant in curing human diseases. It is therefore suggested that further studies be carried out to isolate, purify and identify all active compounds present in all part of this plant.

Senna italica phytochemistry secondary metabolites pharmacological properties Benin

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