Phytochemical composition and antiradical activity of Sakersia africana Hook. f. medicinal plant from Gabon

medicinal plant

Gontran Nsi Akoué, Louis-Clément Obame, Joseph Privat Ondo, Ibrahim Brama, Elvis Simplice Otogo N’Nang, Skitt Yvan Tapoyo, Alain Souza

Key words: Sakersia africana Hook.f., phytochemical screening, total phenols, proanthocyanidins, antiradical activity.


The valorization of the medicinal plants of our country and determination of their impact on health due to their abundance of substances with various pharmacological effects are our principal objective. This study was evaluated the phytochemical screening and radical 2, 2-Diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging activity of different extracts of Sakersia africana Hook. f.. The results revealed that Sakersia africana Hook. f. is rich in phenols compounds, sterols, triterpenes, alkaloids and reducing compound. The values in total phenols and proanthocyanidines are ranging respectively from 391.58 ± 0.04 to 777 ± 0.03 mg/100 g of drugs and 113.5 ± 3.17 to 653.5 ± 36.83 mg/100 g of drugs. Results also show that different extracts tested present antiradical activity with values of IC50 ranging from 164.21± 0.014 to 195.54± 0.012 % and abundance in bioactive compounds. This study could justify the use of Sakersia africana of some chronic diseases.

Read Full Article: Volume 3, Number 3, May 2013 – IJBB

Research Journal: International Journal of Biomolecules and Biomedicine (IJBB)


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