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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Botanical characterization of Guiera senegalensis leaves.

Gs has seneglensis used in Western Kourdofan of Sudan and elsewhere in traditional medicine as a cure for infections and wounds [ 34 ]. Aiming the establishment of such criteria, the present work deepens today’s knowledge on G. Combretaceae is one of the most important West African medicinal plants, often used to treat a variety of microbial infections.

The leaves have a high reputation as a ‘cure-all’ in Africa, where they are used in the treatment of a wide range of conditions. A methanolic leaf extract senegalenss anti-inflammatory activity in rodents.

Table 1 shows the totals phenol, totals flavonoid content in the extracts and fractions from galls of G. Xanthine oxidase inhibitory activity of Lychnophora species from Brazil Arnica.

Botanical characterization of Guiera senegalensis leaves.

Mohammed SY Quantitative phytochemical and elemental analysis of Guiera senegalensis leaf extract. Ascorbic acid, is a well known antioxidant polar compound, its antioxidant activity was not proved by this method.


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Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language. The roots are commonly split and used as chew-sticks and tooth-picks[ ].

Guiera senegalensis

The cut branches are left in the field where they constitute a mulch, which can contribute considerably to increased soil fertility, water conservation and crop yield. The aim of the present study was to screen the phyto chemical analysis and the antioxidant activities from galls of GS. The most frequently used plant part is the leaf, its medicinal use being corroborated by several in vitro antimicrobial activity studies.

Guieranone A also showed significant antiplasmodial activity in vitro, but associated with a high cytotoxicity towards two cancer cell lines, human monocytes and normal skin fibroblasts. You will receive a range of benefits including: The non-polar antioxidants which exhibit stronger antioxidative activities in emulsions do not take part in xanthine oxidase and lipoxygenase inhibition activities. The central sedative properties of Guiera senegalensis have already been demonstrated Amos et al.

The results presented are the mean and standard deviations of the obtained values.

Guiera senegalensis (PROTA) – PlantUse English

Guiera senegalensis GS is a traditional plant distributed widely in western Africa. Anti- lipid peroxidation activity: Data manipulation was performed by means of Microsoft Excel.

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Xanthine oxidase inhibitors are known to be therapeutically useful for the treatment of gout, hepatitis and brain tumor Song et al. The galls are used in Burkina to increase milk production in cows and to treat fowlpox infection in chickens. Agri and Aquaculture Journals Dr. Guiera senegaalensis occurs on all types of soil but mainly on dry sandy or degraded soils, sometimes in areas which are temporarily flooded. We can also suggest that the strong free radical -scavenging and iron III to iron II senwgalensis capacities of these extracts and fractions were due to their high phenolic contents.

Phenolic content and antioxidant activity of six acanthaceae from Burkina Faso.

As demonstrated in Fig. Raquel FE Bacterial lipid composition and antimicrobial efficacy of cationic steroid coppounds. The lipid peroxidation inhibition activity of extracts and fractions from galls of G. The bark is gray. Iron III reducing activity was determined as mmol ascorbic acid equivalents per gram of extract or fraction guoera AEAC g -1 extract or fraction.

Ash of the roots and leaves appear to be particularly rich in magnesium, calcium, strontium, titanium, iron and aluminium[ ].