Figure 1: Chrysophyllum albidum tree (A) and fruits (B) [17]. .. Figure 2: Fiber fractions of the freeze-dried edible parts of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit. PDF | Chrysophyllum albidum (Sapotaceae), commonly called white star apple is a very useful medicinal plant common in the tropical and. Download scientific diagram | Showing pictures of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit, tree and seed from publication: A Comprehensive Review on Ethno-Medicine.

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The pulp can taste either very sweet or sour. Methods Data was collected through structured interviews. Why do local households harvest forest products? The edible parts fruit-pulp, fruit-skin and seed-shell pericarp of C.

17 DISTINCTIVE BENEFITS OF CHRYSOPHYLLUM FRUITS

Data collection Preliminary investigations were carried out to determine: Saponin content determination was carried out according to the procedure described by Okwu and Josiah [ 25 ]. A Gender Perspective for Conservation. Random samples of 10 fruits each were collected weekly per seller and from five sellers from each of the seven markets namely; Dugbe, Orita-Challenge, Oja-Oba, Oje, Bodija, Idi-ikan and Ojo markets.

Therefore, we suggest the development of a urban plan considering the conservation and maintenance of endogenous fruit tree species such as C. It is commonly found throughout tropical Africa. We remain indebted to Etienne Dossou and Francis Yabi for their help on the field and data analysis.

Data on proximate composition and starch content are presented in Table 3. A case study from the southern Western Ghats, India.

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A portion of one hundred grams g each of the pulverized sample was suspended in ml of n-hexane for 48 hrs using cold maceration methods with intermittent shaking [ 20 ].

Chrysophyllum albidum – Wikipedia

However, during the fieldwork, it was noticed that C. With respect to the different chrysopbyllum parts, results showed that the fruit food property of the pulp of the species was the most valuable non-timber forest product while the bark and leaves were used in folk medicine, which is in agreement with results from Edem et al.

However, market observations indicated poor storage system.

Data was collected through structured interviews. The mean number of larvae per fruit was determined for each apbidum. Fructose bypasses food intake regulatory system insulin and leptin and favors lipogenesis [ 55 ]. Result of n-hexane extract of C. Informants were randomly chosen from ten villages where C. External observation of the fruits was made before dissecting for fruit fly larval assessment.

Previous studies also reported that the seeds of C. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Therefore, as far as ethnobotanical knowledge is concerned, we deduced that the cultural origin might be an important factor to take into account in medicinal plants value assessment.

The pulp is usually consumed fresh by pressing it hard and then sucking the pulp. Below is a group of medicinal plants that offer several therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Albifum classification, perception, and preferences of baobab products in West Africa: In spite of wide application of C.

Data analysis The following parameters were estimated: Tree domestication in tropical agroforestry. Results Use categories of C. Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests. These results emphasize the importance of undertaking biochemical analysis of the different plant parts in order to confirm or to infirm the traditional medicine use of the species.

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Chrysophyllum albidum – Useful Tropical Plants

We are grateful to the local communities of Plateau of Allada in Benin who accept to share their knowledge on the African star Apple with us. Three use categories food, medicinal and firewood emerged as having a high consensus degree among the informants in the region.

Despite the role of ecological barrier the Chrysiphyllum Gap played in the distribution of many evergreen rain forests species in Western Africa [ 11 ], Chrysophyllum albidum is present in Benin. Thesis, University of Ibadan.

The annual rainfall ranges from to mm with 82 to rain days. Minerals are critical in the regulation of a number of cell membrane, albodum, muscles contraction, heart function, blood clothing, protein and red blood synthesis [ 6061 ].

The study also albkdum that, the local current use of the species is not destructive i. Views Read Edit View history. Nutrient values of Chrysophyllum albidum Linn. Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants around Mt.

They wrote the first draft of this manuscript. The total starch was determined by the method of McCleary et al.