Document Type: Original Research Article

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Department of chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of agriculture, Makurdi, Benue state, Nigeria

Abstract

Phytochemical screening of Terminalia schimperiana (Combretaceae) Root Bark showed presence of flavonoids, tannins, steroid carbohydrates and terpenoides in n-hexane, ethylacetate and methanol as solvents of extraction. Isolated stigmasterol from Terminalia schimperiana was a white-yellow crystal which characterized using 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, COSY, HSQC and HMBC spectral techniques. Research studies clearly revealed that Terminalia schimperiana root bark extract has potential to be exploited in the pharmaceutical firm in the search for stigmasterol related drug from nature.

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