• B. E. Edem Chemical Science Technology Department, Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State.
  • M. E. Khan University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State.
  • N. U. Ibok Chemical Science Technology Department, Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State.


Qualitative & quantitative phytochemical screening and proximate composition of Bombax buonopozense stem was investigated. Nine phytochemicals viz: - alkaloid, carbohydrate, phenols, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, protein, terpenoids, and oxalates were observed. Steroids and glycosides were below detectable limits. Quantitative phytochemical analysis indicated that alkaloid, flavonoid, phenols, tannins and saponins had values of 0.68 g, 0.09 g, 2.35 g, 1.41 g and 1.15 g respectively. The proximate analysis gave high percentage moisture content (55.30%). Carbohydrate and protein were of
low values (1.04 % and 6.0% respectively). Ash content was found to be 15.30%, fiber (16.80%)All analyses wereper100g of crude sample.


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How to Cite
EDEM, B. E.; KHAN, M. E.; IBOK, N. U.. QUALITATIVE & QUANTITATIVE PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND PROXIMATE COMPOSITION OF BOMBAX BUONOPOZENSE (RED SILK COTTON TREE) STEM-BACK. JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN NATURAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 288-292, dec. 2016. ISSN 2393-9257. Available at: <https://cirworld.com/index.php/jns/article/view/3970>. Date accessed: 30 may 2017.


phytochemical screening; proximate composition; Bombax buonopozense; quantitative / qualitative analysis; stem-back