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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A red colour produced in the lower chloroform layer indicated the presence of steroids. Further toxicological studies are also warranted as it has been shown that most extracts when orally ingested seem to be relatively harmless, but when injected most extracts are toxic to varying levels. Restriction of the plant’s spread is recommended in Senegal to improve the quality of Sahel pasturage[ ].
For the antifungal susceptibility test, the leaves extracts obtained from Gs showed no activity No inhibition against all of the tested fungal strain. seneyalensis
Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. The plant extract is prepared by boiling the leaves or soaking them in water [ 4 ]. Guiera senegalensis occurs in shrub savanna, tree savanna and fallow land, from sea-level up to m altitude.
Biochemica et Biophysica Acta,pp: Anti-diarrhoeal and ulcer-protective effects of the aqueous root extract of Guiera senegalensis in rodents. An almost linear correlation between DPPH radical-scavenging activity and concentrations of totals phenolic compounds in various vegetable and fruits have been reported Lamien-Meda et al.
More research is needed to investigate if there is any side effect when the senegalebsis is taken orally. A chloroform extract of the roots exhibited a pronounced antimalarial activity against Plasmodium senegalensjs in vitro and displayed low toxicity.
J of Pharmacy Research 3: These steroids have antibacterial effects [ 32 ], and are important because of its relationship with steroid hormones such as sex hormones estrogen and testosterone [ 33 ].
Guiera senegalensis Moshi medicine, guier du Senegal PFAF Plant Database
Several leaf extracts showed significant antiviral activity against Herpes simplex virus type 1 and African swine fever virus. Di Giorgio et al. Chemical and enzymatic analyses of individual samples were performed in triplicates. Ascorbic acid, is a well known antioxidant polar compound, its antioxidant activity was not proved by this method.
Moshi medicine, guier du Senegal. However, extracts from galls of Guiera senegalensis demonstrated effective anti-inflammatory activity which probably be related at least in part to its antioxidant activity that justifies its traditional use against inflammatory and xanthine oxidase -induced diseases.
Antioxidant activity was calculated using the following equation:.
A leaf-decoction is used as a body-wash and for bathing new-born babies[ ]. The amounts of total phenol contents were increased by polarity of the extraction solvent.
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Stem gall infection of Guiera senegalensis is very common, and aphids are guierw present, protected by ants, but other pests or diseases are rare. A crude aqueous leaf extract showed significant antitussive activity in tests with guinea pigs.
Biol Environ Sci J Trop 3: International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Researchl 5: However, there is no correlation between totals phenolic content and anti- guieera peroxidation activity. Ghezzehei1 September 18, The plant produces the tannin 3,4,5-Tri-O-galloylquinic acid and several alkaloids of the harman family. J Plant Biochem Physiol 4: In the Sudan, Gs is locally known as Ghubaysh of which the leaves extract and the roots powder are used for treatment of a variety and diseases and wounds, respectively.
Xanthine Oxidase Senegalensls catalyzes oxypurines hypoxanthine and xanthine to uric acid in the purine catabolic pathway.
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A study on antioxidant, free radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective actions of Aegiceras corniculatum stem extracts. Guiera senegalensis is propagated by seed, stem layering and root suckers.
On these grounds, we decided to use the brine shrimp artemia toxicity test to evaluate if the traditional medicinal plants Gs leave extract has potential toxicity. The different plant parts showed quantitative and qualitative differences with respect to the chemical composition of the tannins.
The bitter leaves are most frequently used.