Dennettia tripetala G. Baker (Annonaceae), or pepper fruit tree, is a well-known Nigerian spicy medicinal plant. The mineral, vitamin and nutrient composition of. Here are the 18 wondrous benefits of pepper fruit Dennettia tripetala you definitely need to know. Study shows that this fruit is good for us. Abstract. The study revealed the safety of Dennettia tripetala seed on man and the environment. Adult male rats weighing – kg.

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This is corroborated by Odeyemi et al.

Monday, December 31, According to Okwu and MorahDennettia tripetala fruits can serve as food and herbs for producing herbal medicines.

The median lethal dose LD 50 was estimated using revised up and down procedure. Indeed, several toxicological and histopathological effects have been associated with plant materials Odeyemi et al. Thirty healthy young adult male albino rats of age 1. Therefore, it is fairly well documented that the evaluations of tissue function parameters play an important role in denhettia investigation and diagnosis Yakubu et al.

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The albino rats were allowed to feed for 30 days and feed consumption data were taken and analysed. Significant differences were not observed in the body weights of the animal groups at the commencement of the experiment.


Mechanisms and sources of resistance in tropical maize inbred lines to Chilo partellus stem borers. Activity of essential oil and phenolic acid extracts of pepperfruit Dennetia tripetala G.

Altered biliary flow rate and bile composition following consumption of ethanolic fruit extract of Dennettia in rats O. Many members of the family Annonaceae are known to possess various chemical compounds that act as antifeedants, repellents, and growth or development inhibitors against many insect species Odeyemi et al.

However, the group V rats that had significantly high level of AST possibly experienced myocardial infarction Karmen, and liver toxicity Ileke et al. Exactly 60 s after the first reading, a second reading was taken T 2 for both standard mixture and the sample. These plants contain several chemical compounds essential for the metabolic functioning of our body systems. The acute toxicity study showed that the methanolic extract of D.

A Review of the Uses and Medicinal Properties of Dennettia tripetala (Pepperfruit)

Therefore, the dose-specific effect produced by D. Creatinine is a by-product of muscle metabolism Odeyemi et al.

Production and quality evaluation of flavoured yoghurts using carrot, pineapple and spiced yoghurts using ginger and pepperfruit. Pests of Stored Cereal and Pulses in Nigeria: Both the fruit and the leaves were found to contain secondary metabolites such as phenol, carbohydrate, terpenes, flavonoids, tannin and alkaloids. Toxicological and histopathological effects of cheesewood, Alstonia boonei de wild, stem bark powder used as cowpea protectant against cowpea bruchid, Callosobruchus maculatus Fab.


The pepper fruit can also act as a substitute for ginger in zobo drink production. Comparatively, the study concludes that the botanical insecticide, D. Plant products Research Journal, 10, pp. However, there is belief that plant-derived insecticides are safer than synthetic chemicals such as permethrin because they are of natural origin Weinzierl and Henn, The important nutritive tripetalx of D.

Haematological evaluation in male albino rats following chronic administration of aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis stem. The non-significant effect of ALT in rats fed standard basal diet or standard basal diet plus D. Comparatively, it can be concluded that permethrin chemical insecticide was more toxic to the albino rat kidney than seed powder of D.

Characterization of new sources of munbean Vigna radiate L. Table 1 presents the mean quantity of feed consumed by each rat per day.

Health Benefits of Pepper fruit (Dennettia tripetala)

Despite the use of D. Wilczek resistance to bruchids, Callosobruchus spp. The adverse effect caused by the high concentration of the plant powder, in particular, corroborates the reports of Akparie and Ileke et al. Showing of 2 extracted citations.

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