Comparative physicochemical, phytochemical and acute toxicity studies of Ocimum Gratissimum and Ocimum Suave Species in Western Uganda

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Kampala International University; School of Health Sciences
Ocimum gratissimum and Ocimum suave belong to the family lamiaceae. Folkore medicine claims their use in many conditions. Leaves of 0 gratissimum and 0 suave were extracted in aqueous methanol by maceration, extract was filtered and evaporated using the rotary evaporator and dried to a constant weight in an oven. Phytochemical analysis was carried out to determine the active constituents and Quantification tests were carried out to obtain the amount of phytochmicals in each extract. Standard procedures were used to determine the physicochemical properties of the two leaves. Acute toxicity studies were evaluated on laboratory rats, aiming at ascertaining the acute toxicity profile of the two leaves extract. This research is expected to contribute to the knowledge of acute toxicity of 0 gratissimum and 0 suave and their physicochemical and phytochemical composition.
Research submitted to the School of Pharmacy Kampala International University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree
Comparative physicochemical, phytochemical, Acute toxicity studies, Ocimum Gratissimum and Ocimum Suave Species