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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Fruit up to 16 cm long, pod-like, often restricted between the seeds. In Benin a decoction of leafy twigs is administered to children suffering from amoebic dysentery, and jaundice is treated by drinking a decoction of leafy twigs or used as a bath.
Additionally, a delay in the onset of the convulsions can also be used as mzerua indicator of anticonvulsant effect. The chemical compounds studied in this article are as follows: Accessed 13 November The useful plants of West Tropical Africa.
In Zimbabwe and Botswana specimens with coarse hairs have been classified as Maerua schinzii Pax and Maerua schinzii might well be a subspecies of Maerua angolensis. Control experiment contained only methanol and DPPH free radical.
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There are book citations related to Maerua angolensis DC. To identify the potential antioxidant benefit, the extract might have on the prognosis in the PTZ-induced seizure in the rat model an assessment of in vitro protection against free radicals and an in vivo assessment of the oxidative state and markers after PTZ-induced seizures were assessed.
The aim of this study was therefore to investigate whether Maerua angolensis DC. Retrieved from ” https: Similar to the detrimental effects of superoxide anions, lipid peroxidation damages tissues, specifically membrane lipids. Citation in scholarly articles. In this study, subeffective doses of L-arginine a precursor of NO and sildenafil enhancer of cGMP activity did not affect seizure parameters measured: Maerua angolensis Scientific classification Kingdom: Maerua angolensis The pathway for product development As with most species in the family the twigs and branches display prominent lenticels.
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FT-IR Analysis of Crude Extract Infrared spectra analysis is a quick and useful tool used in the fingerprinting of complex mixtures such as plant extract.
The characteristic peaks and corresponding absorbances can be used as a unique reference for future comparison of complex mixtures that have not yet been characterized. The tree produces vigorous suckers from its base after it has been damaged by bush fire.
Conserving biodiversity in East African forests: Interaction with the GABAergic and nitricoxidergic systems may not be an exhaustive list of the mechanism s for the anticonvulsant activity registered; hence, separation of active compounds and the specific activity and mechanisms thereof should be pursued in future research. Since a downstream effect of nitric oxide is the production of cGMP via Guanylate cyclase [ 31 ], an increase jaerua the cGMP levels ahgolensis potentiates nitric oxide-mediated effects.
The median lethal dose in rats is 3. A modified thiobarbituric acid-reactive species TBARS assay described by Angolensks and De [ 14 ] was used to measure the lipid peroxide formed using egg-yolk homogenates as lipid-rich media. However, rats pretreated with MAE or diazepam showed no reduction in catalase activity Figures 8 a and 8 b.
To further confirm the possible contribution of GABAergic maeura in the anticonvulsant activity of MAE, flumazenil, a specific antagonist of the receptor complex [ 25 ], was used in antiseizure mechanistic studies.
Maerua angolensis – Useful Tropical Plants
Instar larvae may defoliate a tree completely, but leaves regrow readily. In Tanzania it was used to build mearua. The 4 calyx segments recurve on opening, and the base is fringed with hairs. Views Read View source View history. Prooxidative conditions including seizures lower antioxidant defenses and can predispose the brain to oxidative stress.
In Mali an extract of the stem bark is applied to wounds to promote healing. Further pharmacological evaluations of the stem bark of Maerua angolensis are required to identify and isolate the active antimalarial and hypoglycemic principles in the plant as well as elucidating their mechanisms of action.