A methanol extract of the dried leaves of Chasmanthera dependens was investigated for anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities. The extract ( mg/kg. Chasmanthera dependens. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Villle de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Abstract An assessment of the antimicrobial properties of extracts from the stem of Chasmantera dependens, the leaves of Emilia coccinea and the whole plant.

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The stem bark may be used fresh or roasted. The ethyl acetate fraction from the stem of C. The lipids and pigments constitute the hexane fraction. In another study on the antimicrobial activity of the leaf extract of E. The hexane fractions of all the plants were not found to possess antimicrobial activity on any of the microorganisms tested.

Ethanol extracts and crude water extracts of the roots showed significant antifungal activity against Aspergillus flavusAspergillus fumigatusAspergillus nigerCandida albicansMicrosporum audoniiTrichoderma depeendens and Trichophyton mentagrophytes.

Journal of Applied Sciences Volume 9 Learning Platforms Gardeners Dependes wiki. Traditional herbal drugs of southern Uganda, 1. The antimicrobial activity of both the ethyl acetate and butanol fractions of the leaf extract of E. Chasmanthera dependens is a climbing shrub producing stems 5 metres or more long. Ask a question about this product.

The results lend hcasmanthera to its use in the management of bacterial infections in sores and some eye diseases Odugbemi, ; Ogunlesi et al.

The medium plates were labeled and each was uniformly seeded with a test organism using sterile swab rolled in eependens suspension and streaked on the surface of the plate.

In West Africa Chasmanthera dependens is sometimes cultivated as a medicinal plant, mainly in home gardens. Notify Me view product details.


In DR Congo the leaf sap is applied as first aid to stop bleeding of wounds. Travaux et Documents No The results support the use of E. Antidiarrhoeal and anti-microbial activities of Emilia coccinea Sims G. The results which are presented in Table 1 and 2 show that the ethyl acetate fraction of C.

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In addition to the use of the sap in treating eye infections Ogunlesi et al. Further research is needed to decide if the 2 species should be combined into a single species. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: Before the advent of orthodox medicine, plants were largely the sources of medications for diseases.

The plant is used against dementia, snakebites and epilepsy[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Handbook of African medicinal plants. Tertiary phenolic alkaloids from Chasmanthera dependens. A decoction of the pounded roots, combined with the leaves of Tagetes spp.

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Cnasmanthera activity of plants. Methanol extracts of the dried leaves have shown significant analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. There are 1 news article citations related to Chasmanthera dependens Hochst.

It also contains the tetrahydroprotoberberine type alkaloids govanine and coreximine, the pavine type alkaloid bisnorargemonine and the morphinandienone type alkaloid pallidine, as well as the furanoid diterpene 8-hydroxycolumbine.

The chasmwnthera is chewed as a remedy for venereal discharges or as a general tonic for physical or nervous weakness in inflammatory and exhausting diseases[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Chasmanthers Africa.

Showing 0 of chasmantherz comments. While the two solvents did not exhibit anti-microbial activity, butanol exhibited significant antimicrobial activity hence the butanol fractions were dissolved in dimethylsulfoxide DMSO. The species appear to be ecologically different, although their areas of distribution overlap in the Central African Republic and intermediates have been found there. In a study on the in-vitro anti- Helicobacter pylori activity of extracts of selected medicinal plant s from North West Cameroon, the m ethanolic extract of the dried whole cependens of E.


Water deeply and regularly mornings are best. The various fractions were evaporated to give 2. The concentrations for E. Chasmanthera dependens 1, part of male flowering branch; 2, male flower; 3, drupelet. Several plants are used as herbal medications for the treatment of eye diseases in South-Western Nigeria and a review of some of these plants has been documented Ogunlesi et al.

These chasmamthera anti-diarrhoeal, antimicrobial and fungicidal activity Ogbebor and Adekunle, ; Ndip et al. New Antimicrobials of Plant Origin. It also hosts a medfly Ceratitis sp. It is also often planted in home gardens and is sold in local markets[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. An ethnobotanical and chemotaxonomic study of South African Menispermaceae. The results in this study show that C. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Emilea coccineacommonly known as scarlet tassel flower, belongs to the family of Compositae.

Planting and chasmantgera Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Tolu Odugbemi of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology for making his laboratory facilities available and Mrs.

The roots contain berberine, which is reported to control leishmaniasis[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.