DETERMINATION OF ELEMENTAL CONSTITUENTS FOR THREE HERBAL PLANTS THAT ARE TRADITIONALLY USED TO CURE CANCER

  • T.S. Bichi Department of Physics, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State
  • S. Haruna Department of Physics, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State
  • M.A.Y. Hotoro Department of Physics, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State
  • D.G. Diso Department of Physics, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State
  • A. Rabiu Department of Physics, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State, Nigeria.

Abstract

Elemental constituents of fresh leaves of the three herbal plants used traditionally for treatment of cancer namely: Guera Senegalense, Boswellia and Mangifera Indica were analyzed.  Results show that all the three samples contain the highest amounts of calcium in parts per million (Guiera Senegalensis 5991 ppm, Boswellia 9413 ppm and Mangifera Indica 2405 ppm) as compared to other constituents. Further studies reveal that presence of calcium in appreciable amount within the metabolic system of human being helps to reduce the risk of cancer and related ailments. Other benefits of calcium in man include strengthening bones and teeth.  

Published
2016-04-17
Section
ARTICLES