Egbon E. E, Olayioye, E.Y, Olayioye S.A, Adesuyi, A. T, Owolabi T.
The nutritional and anti-nutritional benefits of plants provide a better support for human well being. Phytochemical and proximate composition of Phyllanthus amarus was investigated in this studies. Both metholic and aqueous extract of Phyllanthus amarus revealed the presence of alkaloid, tannins, saponin, flavonoid, reducing sugar, terpenoid, cardiac-Glycoside is however absent in the aqueous extract. The percentage proximate composition; moisture (37.40), crude fat (5.6), crude protein (1.54), ash (9.0), crude fiber (14.99), and carbohydrate (31.47).
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