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PROJECT TOPIC- CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF TWO (2) SPECIES OF AGBARA (MUCUNA POGGEI) LEAVES

PROJECT TOPIC- CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF TWO (2) SPECIES OF AGBARA (MUCUNA POGGEI) LEAVES

CHAPTER ONE

  • INTRODUCTION

Maintaining nutritional needs is one of the important tasks for both developed and developing countries. Also controlling various existing and new diseases is a major problem (Natarjan et al, 2012). In solving there problems, essential plants should identified and their properties evaluated. Legumes have been identified to be a prime target in this regard. Although conventional legume have the capacity to provide most of the nutrients required for energy, body building, maintenance and regulation of body processes, the need to explore some under utilized legume sources have become imperative owning to development and rapid population growth, food insecurity and economic crises in most developing countries such as Nigeria (Hassan et al; 2007).

 Generally, the consumption of a variety of local herb and vegetable by man adds essential to the improvement of human health (in terms of prevention and cure of diseases) because plant have long served as a useful and natural source of this therapeutic agents (Chevellier, 1996) and Mucuna poggei is essential in this regard. Mucuna poggei belongs the family of Fabaceae. The plant has itching ability on contact with human and animal which made it to be very popular (Oko et al; 2012).

It is a tropical legume, widely distributed in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe (Hyde, 2012). They can also be found in India and Caribbean (Oko et al; 2013). Mucuna Poggei known as “horse eye bean” is also known with other local and trial names like “agbara” by Igbos, “Matara” by Hausa, “Igbekpe” by Benin and “Werepe” in Yoruba (Adewale and Mozie, 2010). Mucuna plants have been reported to have useful nutritional and phytochemical of rich medicinal value to human and serve is commonly used in traditional medicines (Sridhar and Bhat, 2007).

The leaves of mucuna are used in the treatment of cephalgia, debility and ulcer (Nebedum et al, 2010). The seed is used in curling a wide range of disorders like urinary tract, neurological, menstruation disorders, constipation, edema, fever, tuberculosis (Katzenschlager et al; 2004). Oko et al. (2012) reported that mucuna poggei is rich in protein, ash, crude fibre, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, but low in carbohydrate, fat and moisture and contains phytochemicals.

We have discovered that most consumers of mucuna poggei extracts in south-eastern Nigeria use it raw without any form of processing. The consumers of this leaf extract claim that it is a blood booster (Cheapest source of multivitamins). They also claim that regular consumers do not need to go for blood transfusion because it elevates the rate of red blood cell formation. However, study on the chemical constituents of varieties of mucuna poggei is not available. This work will expose the food value of varieties of leaves from mucuna poggei.     

PROJECT TOPIC- CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF TWO (2) SPECIES OF AGBARA (MUCUNA POGGEI) LEAVES

  • OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

To evaluate the chemical composition of two (2) species of Agbara (mucuna poggei) leaves.

  • SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
  1. To determine the phytochemical composition of mucuna poggei.
  2. Evaluate the mineral composition of mucuna poggei

Evaluate the vitamins composition of mucuna poggei

PROJECT TOPIC- CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF TWO (2) SPECIES OF AGBARA (MUCUNA POGGEI) LEAVES

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