The leaves when compared with other tropical vegetables have high nutritive value. A total of 200, 8dayold broiler chicks were randomly allotted to five 5 treatments, each with 4 replicate groups containing 10 chicks and fed with standard starter broiler diets. Sixtyfour male rats were randomized into four different groups of 16 animals each and were separately. Ethnobotanical survey revealed that preparations of the plant are used in the treatment of central nervous systemrelated disorders including convulsion. The geographical distribution of the plant is shown in figure 1. A study on the effect of plant growth regulators pgrs on. The antisickling properties of ethanol extract of telfairia occidentalis hook, f.
Fluted pumpkin, telfairia occidentalis, is becoming an important regional vegetable for its food and medicinal uses. Physicochemical properties and fatty acids profile of seed oil of telfairia occidentalis hook, f. Fluted pumpkin is majorly cultivated for its leaves and eaten as potherb tindall, 1968. Mechanizing ugu telfairia occidentalis production and postharvest operations igbozulike, a.
Telfairia occidentalis cucurbitaceae is a tropical vine grown in west africa as a leaf vegetable and for its edible seeds. Benefits of fluted pumpkin telfairia occidentalis hematological properties the aqueous extract of fluted pumpkin leaves telfairia occidentalis can be used for treating anaemia due to the haematinic properties of the leaf. Water and feed were provided ad libitum throughout the experimental period. Download fulltext pdf download fulltext pdf diversity and production methods of fluted pumpkin telfairia occidentalis hook f. No doubt this acclaimed beneficial value may be popularizing its ingestion amongst male populations on whom paucity of literature is present. Telfairia occidentalis, a prophylactic medicine for alcohols damaging effect on the testis. Growth, yield and nutritional compositions of fluted pumpkin.
Previous studies have attributed improved haematological indices to the vegetable and have advocated the use of t. Telfairia occidentalis is an evergreen climber growing to 15 m 49ft by 1 m 3ft 3in at a fast rate. It is known as ugu igbo language in eastern parts of nigeria. Introduction fluted pumpkin telfairia occidentalis, commonly known as ugu in nigeria, is a nutritious vegetable of tropical west africa widely cultivated by women in eastern nigeria for its leafy shoots and immature edible seeds. Department of agricultural economics and extension, university of uyo, uyo, akwa ibom state, nigeria. Usda, ars, germplasm resources information network. Telfairia occidentalis, a prophylactic medicine for alcohols. Here we investigated the effects of telfairia occidentalis aqueous leaves extract on the testis of adult male wistar rats rattus novergicus. Experience with vegetable farmers in makurdi, nigeria. Traditional management of sickle cell disease scd is ubiquitous in africa. Telfairia occidentalis commonly called pumpkin or ugwu in nigeria is one of such plant with claimed medicinal value.
This is as a result of the high content of protein and iron in the plant. Fluted pumpkin telfairia occidentalis, commonly known as ugu in nigeria, is a nutritious vegetable of tropical west africa widely cultivated by women in eastern nigeria for its leafy shoots and immature edible seeds akoroda, 1990. Common names for the plant include fluted gourd, fluted pumpkin, iroko and. The fluted gourd grows in many nations of west africa, but is mainly.
It has been used primarily in soups and herbal medicines. These are woody and herbaceous dioecious vines which bear squashlike fruits. Andropause, a prevalent pathology of men, results from an imbalance in steroid hormone concentrations that often is associated with aging, and reduces the quality of life of the sufferer. To family cucurbitaceae leaf was tested in vitro at concentrations 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 mgml using inhibitory and reversal models. Phenotypic traits diversity in fluted pumpkin telfairia occidentalis hook. Experiments were conducted during 2010 and 2011 cropping seasons at the ladoke akintola university of technology lautech teaching and research farm, ogbomoso 80 10n and 40 10e, nigeria. Telfairia occidentalis is a vegetable food crop that is indigenous to west africa. It is used as a blood tonic to revive weakill individuals and its use by sickle cell patients has been documented. Telfairia occidentalis is widely cultivated for its palatable and nutritious leaves.
Introduction as the acceptance of herbal remedy is gradually increasing worldwide1, there is a growing concern about the hepatotoxicity of several hundreds of dietary herbsvegetables which have remained either uninvestigated or poorly investigated, and are. Telfairia occidentalis, fluted pumpkin, oysternut, ugu. The effect rate of fertilizer application on vegetable. Mar 22, 2012 telfairia occidentalis leaf extract was added at 0, 40, 80, 120, and 160 mllitre of drinking water representing t 1, t 2, t 3, t 4, and t 5, respectively. Telfairia occidentalis leaf extract was added at 0, 40, 80, 120, and 160 mllitre of drinking water representing t 1, t 2, t 3, t 4, and t 5, respectively. Common names for the plant include fluted gourd, fluted pumpkin, and ugu. We do not use these to store personal information about you. It is a crop of commercial importance grown in west africa nigeria, ghana and sierra leone, being the major producers nkang, 2003. Group a, which served as the control, received distilled water, while. Introduction as the acceptance of herbal remedy is gradually increasing worldwide1, there is a growing concern about the hepatotoxicity of several hundreds of dietary herbsvegetables which have remained either uninvestigated or poorly investigated, and are increasingly used by patients with liver diseases2. Economic analysis of vegetable 17 issn 20546319 print, issn 20546327online telfairia occidentalis hook f. Effect of aqueous extract of telfairia occidentalis leaf on. Telfairia occidentalis cucurbitaceae is a leafy vegetable used in soup and folk medicine in southern nigeria. Fluted pumpkin, telfairia occidentalis, is native to west africa but occurs mostly in its cultivated form in various parts of southern nigeria.
Proximate composition and functional properties of raw and. Into holding tanks containing varying concentrations of wastes were added snail slime and yeast respectively. Aug 09, 20 telfairia occidentalis, commonly called fluted pumpkin is a vegetable which belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. This study investigates the antisickling and membrane regenerative potentials of t. Acute and subchronic toxicity of the hydroethanolic leaf extract of telfairia occidentalis were investigated in this study.
The stem has five ridges often covered with multicellular hairs, especially when young. Sickled erythrocytes reversal and membrane stabilizing. Determination of minor mineral elements in telfairia. Telfairia occidentalis, a prophylactic medicine for. Telfairia occidentalis is a vegetable crop that belongs to the family curcubitaceae 2, 3. Female plant growing on a trellis in florida photograph by.
The plant is dioecious, perennial, and droughttolerant. Spermatogenic and spermatotoxic effects of telfairia. Effect of aqueous extract of telfairia occidentalis leaf. Mechanizing ugu telfairia occidentalis production and.
Common names for the plant include fluted gourd and fluted pumpkin. Plants profile for telfairia occidentalis oysternut. This study investigates the usefulness of a diet containing 15% telfairia occidentalis seeds in the inhibition of the induction of experimental andropause. Telfairia occidentalis ugu is an important crop grown for its leaf vegetables and edible seeds. Telfairia occidentalis is consumed in large proportion daily dike, 2010. Ventilation and heat were provided and adjusted according to standard broiler management procedures.
Telfairia occidentalis in the germplasm resources information network grin, u. Its been a few years since we released occidentalis. Hence this study is aimed at determining the effect of telfairia occidentalis leave extract on testicular histology archipuncture. It is a tropical vine grown in west africa as a leaf vegetable and for its edible seeds fagbemi et al. The effect of water stress excessive water loss on the post. The leaves and seeds are the edible parts of the plant and are used in everyday meals by incorporation into soups and stews. Telfairia occidentalis to, commonly called pumpkin is a plant with numerous medicinal values. Telfairia occidentalis, commonly called fluted pumpkin is a vegetable which belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. Nwangwa, mordi, ebeye and ojieh 2007 showed that telfairia occidentalis has the potential to regenerate testicular damage and increase spermatogenesis. At the time, the standard raspbian distribution was still very young and we found a lot of ways to add more hardware support. Pdf diversity and production methods of fluted pumpkin.
Mechanizing ugu telfairia occidentalis production and postharvest operations international organization of scientific research 32 p a g e work was intended to boost male fertility. It is widely cultivated for its palatable and nutritious leaves which are used mainly as vegetable. The proximate composition and functional properties of raw, germinated and fermented full. A telfairia occidentalis seedincorporated diet may be.
Functional properties evaluated by laboratory studies were nitrogen solubility, water and fat absorption, bulk density, foam capacity and stability. A pilot study was conducted on the effects of different concentrations of a commercial bleach 3. Yield of ethanol produced from waste pod of fluted pumpkin. Determination of minor mineral elements in telfairia occidentalis seeds with abstract, chapter 15, references and questionnaire. The leaves of the plant are compound, usually 35 foliate, with blades and petioles also. Phytochemistry and toxicity studies of telfairia occidentalis. However, nowadays raspbian is quite mature as software goes and has integrated a lot of the modifications. Yield of ethanol produced using biowaste from waste pod of fluted pumpkin telfairia occidentalis was investigated. The recalcitrant nature of its seed makes conservation difficult and in vitro techniques may be a viable option for conservation. Telfairia occidentalis african orphan crops consortium. Due to its nutritional and medicinal values, the leaf of telfairia occidentalis hook f. Telfairia is a small genus of flowering plants in the squash family which are native to africa. It is derived from raspbian wheezy august 16 2012 we have made a few key changes to make it more hardwarehacker friendly.
Telfairia occidentalis in ogbomoso, the guinea savanna zone of south west nigeria. Several medicinal uses of the fluted pumpkin telfairia occidentalis in traditional medicine have been documented. The effect rate of fertilizer application on vegetable telfairia occidentalis with abstract, chapter 15, references and questionnaire. Studies on the effect of a nutritious vegetable, telfairia. Telfairia occidentalis is known as a tropical vine grown in west africa as a leaf vegetable and for its edible seeds. Vitamin c content of some processed green leafy vegetables. They divided 24 adult male spraguedawley rats into three groups, a, b and c of 8 each.
In fact, this has been used by an estimated 30 to 35 million people indigenous people in nigeria, including the efik, ibibio. Nutritive evaluation of telfairia occidentalis leaf protein concentrate in infant foods johnson oluwasola agbede, muyiwa adegbenro, gbenga emmanuel onibi, christian oboh and valentine ayobore aletor division of nutritional biochemistry, department of animal production and health, federal university of technology, p. Pdf some medicinal values of telfairia occidentalis. Antinociceptive and antiinflammatory activities of.
Cucurbitaceae is consumed in different parts of nigeria. Testicular damage in telfairia occidentalis extract treated. Telfairia occidentalis tefocoverview eppo global database. Studies have shown that alcohol impairs sexual performance and desire in men. Compositional studies of telfairia occidentalis leaves.
The use of telfairia occidentalis in reproductive and fertility is gaining grounds. The % loss for telfairia occidentalis ranged from 72. Nutritive evaluation of telfairia occidentalis leaf protein. Medicines free fulltext subchronic toxicity of the.
The seeds are also nutritious and rich in an oil which may be used for cooking and soap manufacture. Department of agriculture agricultural research service. Fluted pumpkin, telfairia occidentalis, micropropagation, plant growth regulators. Physicochemical properties and fatty acids profile of seed. Rapid in vitro germination of zygotic embryos of fluted. Discover great health benefits of telfairia occidentalis. The control holding tank group a had neither yeast nor. Concerns have been expressed about rising cases of male infertility. Nutritive evaluation of telfairia occidentalis leaf.633 291 674 770 852 1454 585 148 264 834 1508 77 946 871 104 1565 124 453 1189 791 1301 242 228 175 558 287 416 399 1393 479 488 985 940 1466 1271 358 286 1224 816 516 528 1114 421 628 1033 337 1160 255 7