Sodium Guajava Research Paper

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Statement of the Problem This research aims to do the Phytochemical Screening of Psidium guajava to know its active constituents. Significantly, it will seek answers to the following properties: What is the Percentage Yield of Psidium guajava?
=(vol.of the plant extract (mL))/(wt.of the plant sample (g)) × 100 Equivalent weight per mL of the plant sample?
=(wt.of the plant sample(g))/(vol.of the plant extract (mL)) Moisture Content Determination Ash Content Determination Phytochemical Investigation

Hypothesis The study attempts to test the null hypothesis of the phytochemical screening of guava (Psidium guajava) leaves.
Ho: Psidium Guajava will not produce positive results to alkaloids, steroids, flavonoids, saponins, tanins and carbohydrates.
Ha: Psidium
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It is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite.
Myrtaceae family. It is the myrtle family, a family of dicotyledonous plants placed within the order Myrtales.
Phytotheraphy. It is the use of plant extract for medicinal purpose. Primary Metabolites are abundant in plants but lower in value such as carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
Saponins. They are glycosides of both triterpenes and sterols having hypertensive and cardiac depressant properties hence the presence of these metabolites in P. guajava tend to support its medical uses. Secondary Metabolites. They are unique to a particular specie usually possessing therapeutic effect such as alkaloids, steroids, flavonoids, etc. Steroids. It is an organic compound with four rings arranged in a specific molecular configuration. Tannins. An organic substance present in some galls, barks, and other plant tissues, consisting of derivatives of gallic acid, used in leather production and ink manufacture.
Triterpenoids. They are a type of terpene containing 30 carbon atoms. Triterpenes are assembled from a five-carbon isoprene unit through the cytosolic mevalonate pathway to make a thirty-carbon

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