International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Accounting | Ivory Coast | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017

Technical Sheet of Contribution to the Study and Valorization of the Therapeutic Potential of Pepper Capsicum frutescens var. soudanais used in the Traditional Pharmacopoeia in Cote dIvoire

Yao Kouadio [3] | Dan CG [2] | Kouassi KC | Gonnety TJ [2]

Abstract: Capsicum frutescens var. soudanais is one of the most used peppers, especially in traditional medicine by healers to treat various infections and pathologies in C?te d'Ivoire. The objective of this study was to evaluate the nutritional and therapeutic potential of Capsicum frutescens var. soudanais (C. frutescens var. soudanais) to help show consumers and consumers the benefits of consuming this widely used vegetable. The determination of beta carotene (vitamin A) and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) (antioxidants) was carried out using standard extraction methods, thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The various extracts (petroleum ether, acetone, dichloromethane and methanol) showed contents ranging from 68.47 to 535.98 ?g in beta-carotene and from 86.38 to 96.62 mg of ascorbic acid (antioxidants) per 100 g of fruits of C. frutescens var. soudanais. These extracts were also rich in bioactive compounds such as steroids, terpenes, flavonoids, polyphenols and quinones which are molecules endowed with preventive powers of various diseases, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antimicrobial and strengthening of the immune system. Thus, the consumption and use of peppers C. frutescens var. soudanais in the treatment of certain diseases and infections of microbial origin would be beneficial because they could contribute more to the nutritional and health needs of consumers.

Keywords: Capsicum frutescens var soudanais, Bioactive compounds, Beta-carotene, Ascorbic acid, Antioxidant, Abidjan

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,

Pages: 1562 - 1565

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