Proximate Component and Phytochemical Screening of Coffee Weed(Senna occidentalis) Leaves as Phytobiotic Additive in Poultry Diets

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  • S.O. Omoikhoje Ambrose Alli University, PMB 14, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
  • D. O. Obasoyo Ambrose Alli University, PMB 14, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
  • S. E. Okosun Ambrose Alli University, PMB 14, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
  • J. I. Uwaya Ambrose Alli University, PMB 14, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
  • I. Adamu
  • E. Idahor Ambrose Alli University, PMB 14, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria

Keywords:

Coffee weed, proximate, phytochemical, phytobiotic, poultry

Abstract

The proximate and phytochemical screening of Senna occidentalis were carried out to assess some nutrients and phytobiotic properties of the leaves. The fresh leaves which were thoroughly rinsed, dried and milled were subjected to proximate and phytochemical analyses. Data on the proximate composition revealed low moisture, high crude protein, crude fibre, crude fat, ash and nitrogen free extract (NFE). The phytochemicals positively present were cardiac glycosides, phenols, flavols, flavonols and alkaloids, while saponins were largely present. Conclusively, Senna occidentalis leaves can be used as phytobiotic additive in poultry diets.

Author Biographies

S.O. Omoikhoje, Ambrose Alli University, PMB 14, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science 

D. O. Obasoyo, Ambrose Alli University, PMB 14, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science 

S. E. Okosun, Ambrose Alli University, PMB 14, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science 

J. I. Uwaya, Ambrose Alli University, PMB 14, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science

I. Adamu

Department of Animal Science, Ambrose Alli University, PMB 14, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria

E. Idahor, Ambrose Alli University, PMB 14, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science 

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2024-07-09

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Omoikhoje, S., Obasoyo, D. O., Okosun, S. E., Uwaya, J. I., Adamu, I. ., & Idahor, E. (2024). Proximate Component and Phytochemical Screening of Coffee Weed(Senna occidentalis) Leaves as Phytobiotic Additive in Poultry Diets. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 439–441. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5334

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