International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review https://www.journalijbcrr.com/index.php/IJBCRR <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>International Journal of Biochemistry Research &amp; Review (ISSN: 2231-086X)</strong> publishes original research papers, review articles and short communications on all areas of Biochemistry.&nbsp;This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer reviewed,&nbsp;open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> SCIENCEDOMAIN international en-US International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review 2231-086X Proximate Analysis and Phytochemical Screening of Triclisia subcordata Oliv Leaf https://www.journalijbcrr.com/index.php/IJBCRR/article/view/30281 <p>Proximate analysis and phytochemical screening of <em>Triclisia subcordata</em> Oliv leaf were investigated using standard analytical methods. Results of the proximate analysis showed contents for moisture (79.28±2.32%), ash (1.91±0.21%), crude fibre (1.83±0.13%), lipid (1.81±0.16%), crude protein (8.32±1.20%) and carbohydrate (6.91±0.74%). Phytochemical screening showed the presence of all six metabolites studied but at different concentrations. Saponin and flavonoids &gt; alkaloids &gt; phenol, tannin and cyanogenic glycoside. Tannins, saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, cyanogenic glycosides and phenol gave 0.01±0.00%, 5.81±0.23%, 2.32±0.13%, 6.01±0.36%, 0.20±0.00% and 0.03±0.00%. Given observed high contents of moisture, flavonoids and saponins, moderate amounts of alkaloids and low contents of lipid, cyanogenic glycosides, tannins and phenols in <em>Triclisia subcordata</em> Oliv leaf, this study rationalises the medicinal use of the plant, and unveils its potential as a source of micronutrients.</p> F. N. Okpara E. O. Nwaichi J. O. Akaninwor ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-11-16 2021-11-16 1 9 10.9734/ijbcrr/2021/v30i830281