Preliminary phytochemical screening on locally made energy drink; monkey tail (Mockite) in Nigeria
Odega I Kevin, Akinbo O Fredrick, Idu MacDonald, Gabriel O Benjamin
Energy drinks are beverages designed primarily to increase the consumer's physical performance with claims of therapeutic or nutritional purposes, depending on the chemical constituents present. This study evaluates the preliminary qualitative and quantitative phytochemicals indexes in locally consumed energy drink in Nigeria. Standard procedure were used for the qualitative and quantitative phytochemical screening. Results from the qualitative and quantitative phytochemical study showed the presence of tannins (0.8 mg/ml), steroids, terpenoids (0.2 mg/ml), saponins (0.14 mg/ml), phenol (0.3 mg/ml) and flavonoids (0.5 mg/ml) at varying concentration. In conclusion, the outcome of this study validated the forklore uses of this local energy drink with the phytochicals responsible for its vast therapeutic properties.
Odega I Kevin, Akinbo O Fredrick, Idu MacDonald, Gabriel O Benjamin. Preliminary phytochemical screening on locally made energy drink; monkey tail (Mockite) in Nigeria. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 18-22