Maerua angolensis DC. [family CAPPARACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource Type. Maerua angolensis is widely distributed in continental tropical Africa but is absent in some countries with a high rainfall. It is also present in the. Abubakar, M.S., Musa, A.M., Ahmed, A. & Hussaini, I.M., The perception and practice of traditional medicine in the treatment of cancers and inflammations .

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Seedlings are angolenzis into polybags filled with a mixture of sand, loam and compost 3: It is not suitable for firewood but the wood is used to make charcoal.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: individual images: Maerua angolensis

Table of Contents Alerts. Maerua angolensis Maerua angolensis x – 42k – jpg www. Chemicals and Drugs Sildenafil was obtained from Pfizer Inc. De Vries, and M.

In Namibia a decoction of the leaves of Maerua schinzii is drunk to cure coughs and is used as ear drops to relieve earache. Flowers bisexual, mmaerua pedicel 8—12 mm long; sepals 3—4, narrowly oblong-obovate to elliptical, 10—17 mm long, glabrous except margins; petals absent; stamens 50; ovary on a gynophore up to 4 cm long, narrowly cylindrical, 1-celled.

Maerua angolensis (PROTA) – PlantUse English

Flowering starts when the plant is at least 3 years old. Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images In recent times, quite a number of Ghanaian plants have been shown to exhibit diverse central nervous system activities ranging from anxiolytic activity to antidepressant and anticonvulsant activity [ 1117 — 19 ].


Rats were observed for latency to and duration of myoclonic seizures and additionally the level of protection against oxidant markers and products was assessed in vitro and in maeruua. Maerua angolensis Maerua angolensis 59 x 80 – 2k – thb www. Dose-responses curves are constructed using iterative curve fitting with the following nonlinear regression three-parameter logistic equation: However, the current evidence identified in our research gives some credence to the plants use in the management of epilepsy.

Capparaceae has been used for a myriad of therapeutic benefits in the West African subregion [ 6 — 8 ]. Volume 1, Families A—D. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Maerua angolensis is a 10m tall, occasionally deciduous tree of the Capparaceae or caper family, often growing on termitaria and in thickets fringing seasonal watercourses, up to m.

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Further studies suggested that the bark is non-toxic in anti-inflammatory doses, supporting ethnomedical use of the plant in managing inflammation. Spices, condiments and medicinal plants in Ethiopia, their taxonomy and agricultural significance. The percentage of inhibition of superoxide anion was calculated using the following equation: In the pentylenetetrazole-induced convulsions, reductions in the frequency and duration of convulsions signify anticonvulsant properties of the test compound or extract.

To induce vomiting after overeating the stems are chewed and the sap swallowed. Superoxide Anion Scavenging Activity The superoxide anion scavenging activity was measured as described by Robak and Gryglewski [ 13 ]. Angolensid 0 of 0 comments. Additionally, agents that enhance the downstream activity of NO, by preventing the breakdown of cGMP, can enhance the proconvulsant effects of suboptimal levels of NO [ 28 ]. The anticonvulsant effect of MAE, in this study, was significantly maeerua by a pretreatment with sildenafil, further maerux that MAE interacts with the nitricoxidergic pathway by increasing cGMP levels either directly or indirectly.


Maerua angolensis

Retrieved from ” https: Additionally, dysfunctional nitric oxide NO pathways have also been implicated in the pathophysiology and progression of experimentally induced epilepsy [ 2 ]. It is possible that the observed effect is a result of a complex interaction of different compounds in the extract.

The method of Blois [ 12 ] with modification was used for the determination of scavenging activity of DPPH free radical.

Instar larvae may defoliate a tree completely, but leaves regrow readily. The extract demonstrated an anti-diabetic effect in streptozocin-induced diabetic rats.

In Sudan a decoction prepared from the stem bark is given twice a day to treat malaria. Plant resources of tropical Africa 11 2: It has been established that PTZ-induced seizure increases reactive oxygen species and other indicators of oxidative stress [ 2932 ]. The GABAergic mediation of antiseizure activity is in agreement with earlier studies carried out with the ethanolic fraction of the stem bark [ 20 ].

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In Ethiopia the leaves and tender parts are eaten as a vegetable and they are usually mixed with beans Phaseolus spp.

Van Emde Boas, W. These spectra are intended to be a tool of comparison for subsequent work with the extract MAE. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this.

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