Revista de Pesca e Aquicultura

Revista de Pesca e Aquicultura
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ISSN: 2150-3508


Evaluation of Phytochemical Composition of Ginger Extracts

Esther Kela1*, Amos O Sogbesan2, Umar Buba Wakil3

This study involved the extraction of the bioactive phytochemicals from the ethanolic and water extract of ginger (Zingiber officinale). Further extractions were carried out using petroleum ether, ethanol and water. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of phytochemicals except phlobatannins. A total of ten characterised compounds were isolated from ginger. In conclusion, the ethanolic extract of ginger showed higher extraction ability than water extract in alakloid, flavomoids, oxalate, phytate, phenols, and anthraquinone with the corresponding values of 9.02, 3.51, 1.27, 0.77, 1.81, 1nd 1.33 mg/g respectively. Therefore, ginger contains a wide range of bioactive which could be beneficial and possesses good inhibitory activities against varying diseases in aquaculture.