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Guiera senegalensis is a semi-evergreen to evergreen shrub, usually growing 1 – 3 metres tall, with occasional specimens up to 5 metres. The whole plant is. Guiera senegalensis is an evergreen Shrub growing to m (8ft) by m (8ft) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium. Guiera senegalensis J. F. Gmel. [family COMBRETACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.

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Leafy stems have been found to contain traces of alkaloids and tannins[ ]. In the Sudan, Gs is locally known ugiera Ghubaysh of which the leaves extract and the roots powder are used for treatment of a variety and diseases and wounds, respectively. Several leaf extracts showed significant antiviral activity against Herpes simplex virus type 1 and African swine fever virus.

The presence of alkaloids in the Gs sample was confirmed ugiera the yellow- colored precipitate that was formed. The hydroacetonic extract showed the most potent antioxidant activity in FRAP method Senegalendis fruit and senegalensid are common ingredients in more or less ceremonial prescriptions for strengthening and preventing disease in young children[ ].

It does not tolerate heavy shading. Restriction of the plant’s spread is recommended in Senegal to improve the quality of Sahel pasturage[ ]. Table 3 also shows the inhibitory effects of the extracts and fractions on lipoxygenase LOX activity at a concentration of 50 g mL Guiera senegalensis is one of the most popular west African medicinal plants, and is used to treat a wide variety of diseases.

Range Tropical Africa – drier areas from Senegal to Sudan. Iron III reducing activity was determined as mmol ascorbic acid equivalents per gram of extract or fraction mmol AEAC g -1 extract or fraction.


Several methods are available to evaluate antioxidant activities of natural compounds in foods or biological systems.

It is hardy to zone UK If you have questions about a plant seneyalensis use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to seengalensis questions ourselves.

After 2 h incubation, the absorbance was measured at nm against blank. Lipid peroxidation of cell membranes is associated with various pathological events such as atherosclerosis, inflammation and liver injury Roome et al.

The results could serve for further pharmacological and phytochemical research. The yield of aqueous decoction and hydroacetonic extracts was determined.

Phytochemical and pharmacological study of roots and leaves of Guiera senegalensis J. On-chip assay for determining the inhibitory effects and modes of action of drugs against xanthine oxidase. Quercetin and gallic acid were used as positive control for lipoxygenase inhibition.

The solution was filtered with the help of filter paper and the filtrate was kept and used for further phytochemical analysis. The importance of Gs in traditional medicine became more apparent with the recent increase in fungal infections in Africa, and elsewhere. Powdered and boiled roots are commonly taken to treat diarrhoea and dysentery, including amoebic dysentery and intestinal worms. It worth mentioning that the antifungal activity of many medicinal plant species in Africa has not been satisfactorily explored.

Ash of the roots and leaves appear to be particularly rich in magnesium, calcium, strontium, titanium, iron and aluminium[ ]. The principle of the antioxidant activity is the availability of electrons to neutralize any so-called free radical s.

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Totals flavonoid content did not change according to the polarity of the extraction solvents. It also provides useful information for pharmacological activities associated with free radical s. Hydroacetonic extract may contain bioactive substances useful in the treatment of gout or other XO-induced diseases justifying the traditional use of this specie as diuretic, depurative.

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A range of phytochemical compounds have been isolated from different plant parts. Moshi guieera, guier du Senegal.

This extract is significantly higher than when compared to the others extract and fractions. Further, plant extract are often consumed without paying attention to safety fuiera. You can unsubscribe at anytime. As demonstrated in Fig. A chloroform extract of the roots exhibited a pronounced antimalarial activity against Plasmodium falciparum in vitro and displayed low toxicity.

Botanical characterization of Guiera senegalensis leaves.

Evaluation of compounds such as, tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids saponins, terpenoids and phenols have been used as a method of screening of medicinal plants [ 2 ]. The root extract was less active. J Islamic Acad Sci7: The tannin 1,3,4,5-tetra-O-galloylquinic acid showed significant activity against bronchial spasms. A crude aqueous leaf extract showed moderate central nervous system depressant effects in guinea pigs.

Staden JV, Grobbelaar N The effect of Sesbanimide and Sesbania seed extracts on germination and seedling growth of a number of plant species. It is capable of colonizing tracts of land, which might otherwise be bare, to form pure gkiera ].

Botanical characterization of Guiera senegalensis leaves.

Senegaleniss results are in the same line with the findings obtained by Ref. Indication of a yellow color shows the presence of flavonoids in each extract [ 11 ].

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The result of hydroacetonic extract is higher than that obtained by Lamien et al.