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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 19, No. 3, 2016, pp. 163-170
Bioline Code: md16023
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2016, pp. 163-170

 en Medicinal and Economic Value of Dialium Guineense check for this species in other resources
Besong, E.E.; Balogun, M.E.; Djobissie, S.F.A.; Obu, D.C. & Obimma, J.N.


Dialium Guineense check for this species in other resources (Velvet tamarind, family: Fabaceae) is reported for its food and nutritional value throughout Africa. The medicinal properties of D. guineense leaves and other parts of the plant are also well known in traditional system of medicine. The plant has been studied by various scientists and researchers for its pharmacological activities and therapeutic approaches such as antibacterial, anti-ulcer, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-hepatotoxic, antimicrobial, anti-plasmodial, anti-hemmorrhoidal, anti-vibrio, anti-diarrheal, molluscicidal, oral care and vitamin supplement. We reviewed the folk medicinal value of D. guineense with the correlated research findings on its uses. The plant was described with habitat, the local uses, including the uses of its parts mentioned, the ethno medicinal uses, the biological activities, the nutritional value and phytochemistry.

Dialium guineense; ethno medicinal uses; biological activity; nutritional value; phytochemistry

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