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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Edible mature pepper fruit is mostly chewed raw but can also be used for food preparations and for preparing herbal medicines. Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.

The method has the merit of preserving the relations of cells and tissues to one another. Pepper fruit can be used together with scotch bonnet peppers, utazi for hot soup preparations for new mothers.

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Comparatively, the study concludes that the botanical insecticide, D. The non-significant effect of ALT in rats fed standard basal diet or standard basal diet plus D. Anti-ulcer Properties Anosike et al.

Chawla attributed increase in serum creatinine content to glomerular and tubular dysfunction. Activity of essential oil and phenolic acid extracts of pepper fruit D. Infantile convulsion is a neurological genetic disorder notable for its autosomal dominant mode of inheritance.

However, the group V rats that had significantly high level of AST possibly experienced myocardial infarction Karmen, and liver toxicity Ileke et al. The rats were randomly assigned to five groups of six animals per group in standard cages. Bactericidal Purposes Ogbonna et al. It is associated with benign familial infantile epilepsy BIFE especially between the age of three to twelve months and paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis later in life.


After clearing in xylene, Canada balsam was added and cover slips placed on the slides. The adverse effect caused by the high concentration of the plant powder, in particular, corroborates the reports of Akparie and Ileke et al. Bioactive compounds in banana fruits and their health benefits. Exactly 60 s after the first reading, a second reading was taken T 2 for both standard mixture and the sample.

Excess stain was removed with tap water. There were no significant alterations in the level of serum AST in rats fed basal diet and basal diet plus D.

Feed used was standard basal diet produced by United Africa Company, Nigeria. Pharmacological Properties Pepper fruit can be used for pharmacological purposes due to its constituents of terpenes, tannins, flavonoids and alkaloids. According to research, the ethanol extract of pepper fruit seed has potent and anti-ulcer effect against aspirin-induced ulcer, which can be attributed to its flavonoid content.

Register for an account. Adult male rats weighing 0. The optical density T 1 was read 60 s after mixing the sample and working reagents. Such low level of total proteins in the animal groups with diets supplemented with D. The median lethal dose LD 50 was estimated using revised up and down procedure. The normal values of AST recorded in albino rats fed standard basal diet or standard basal diet plus D.


Barker; Anonaceae against some food-borne microorganisms. Rats in group I served as control and they were fed the basal tripetaal. Insecticidal effects of powdered parts of eight Nigerian plant species against maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Mostchulsky Coleoptera: Thus it is highly recommended that people should consume Dennettia tripetala due to its high nutritional values. The LD 50 for D. Pepper fruit has three green broad sepals and fleshy petals that are yellow in colour.

It was revealed that moderate to high doses of Dennettia tripetala fruit extract administered to albino Wistar rats caused haematoxicity to the animals Ikpi and Nku, Insecticides of Rennettia vegetable origin. This is in agreement with the observations of Odutuga et al.

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This finding agrees with the report of Ileke et al. Acute and subacute toxicity studies of ethanolic extract of Acalypha indica Linn in male Wistar albino rats.

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Health Benefits of Pepper fruit (Dennettia tripetala)

Plant products Research Journal, 10, pp. Skip to search form Skip to main content. Pepper fruit tree thrives mainly in the Savannah and rainforest zones while the fruit usually ripens between April and May. This is not always the case Odeyemi et al. However, its increase with increase in concentration of the botanical insecticide may suggest organ injury or dysfunction. The sectioning method described by Akparie was used for the histological examination.

Minimizes Cancer Risk Pepper fruit is an excellent source of flavonoids, which have been proven effective for reducing the onset of cancer attacks Graf et al. Thirty healthy young adult male albino rats of age 1. Their findings showed that pepper fruit is a good substitute for ginger in zobo drink production. The fruits, leaves, roots and barks of the Dennettia tripetala plant are distinguished by their strong pungent, spicy and pepperish taste, fragrance and aroma.

Ikpi and Nku in a similar study recorded that the plant material showed a moderately high safety margin. Anti-diabetic effect of Morinda lucida stem bark extracts on alloxan-induced diabetic rats.

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The spectrophotometer was set at zero at nm with distilled water. Biochemical evaluation of Pepperfruit Dennettia tripetala and its use as substitute for ginger in zobo drink production.