Proximate and Anti-Nutrient Composition of the Stem Bark of Ogirisi (Newbouldia leavis) Plant

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Published: 2021-05-17

Page: 51-63

Omaka Onyekachi *

Maeve Academic Research Laboratory Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The study investigated proximate and anti-nutrient composition of the stem Bark of ogirisi (Newbouldia leavis) plant. Experimental laboratory design was used to analyse the plant for the presence of proximate and anti-nutrient component of the plant (Newbouldia leavis). Result of the study showed that ogirisi (Newbouldia leavis) contains saponin, ash, moisture, crude fiber, crude protein, cardic glycoside, oxalate and trypsin inhibitor in the concentration of 1.59, 85.3%, 8.56%, 5%, 49.15%, 4%, 4.310 mg and 1.162 mg respectively. Hence the study recommend that Newbouldia leavis (Ogirisi) medicinal properties should be harnessed and used for medical treatment of diseases.

Keywords: Proximate, anti-nutrient, stem bark and Ogirisi (Newbouldia leavis)

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Onyekachi, O. (2021). Proximate and Anti-Nutrient Composition of the Stem Bark of Ogirisi (Newbouldia leavis) Plant. Asian Research Journal of Current Science, 3(1), 51–63. Retrieved from


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