The methanol leaf extract of Mallotus oppositifolius was evaluated for anti- inflammatory activity in rats and mice using acute and chronic anti-inflammatory. Mallotus oppositifolius is widely distributed and occurs from Senegal east to Ethiopia and south to Angola and Mozambique, and also in Madagascar. Biochem Res Int. ; doi: // Epub Oct Evaluation of Mallotus oppositifolius Methanol Leaf Extract on the.

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Blood was collected from heart using disposable hypodermic syringes and transferred into EDTA tubes immediately.

An infusion of the roots together with the seeds of Aframomum melegueta K. Several factors such as dyslipidemia or hyperlipidemia which are involved in the microvascular and macrovascular complications as well as hyperglycemia are associated with the diabetes disease which is the major cause of morbidity and death [ 4 ].

A steam bath with the leaves is taken to treat headache, epilepsy or mental illness. The twigs are commonly used as chew sticks. Mallotus oppositifolius is mainly propagated by mallohus, although vegetative propagation may be possible as well, in view of its easy growth.

Phytochemical screening of leaves and root bark of an African herb Mallotus oppositifolius. The leaves contain a higher concentration of these compounds than the roots. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 9 2: Crude methanolic leaf and root extracts showed significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities in tests with rats.

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The mixtures were filtered with Whatman number 1 filter paper. They are also applied to burns to calm pain. All free radical scavenging assays were carried out in triplicates lppositifolius the results shown in the figures represent a mean of the values obtained. The extract decreased the blood glucose levels of experimental rats significantlyin a dose-dependent manner Table 1.


Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of Mallotus oppositifolius in model systems. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. B 10 x opppositifolius 29k – jpg ww2.

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Mallotus oppositifolius fruiting branch obtained from Runetwork. Mallotus oppositifolius Filed as Glinus oppositifolius L. A decoction of the aerial parts was taken as an ordeal poison. A leaf and root decoction is drunk to treat anaemia and general fatigue.

Aqueous and ethanol extracts of dried leaves showed significant antifungal activity in vitro against Aspergillus flavusCandida albicansMicrosporum audouiniiPenicillium sp. Bioactive components of the leaf extracts of M. B 10 x – 28k – jpg ww2. Indexed in Web of Science. Preliminary phytochemical screening of M. View at Google Scholar G. Earlier phytochemical studies on the MP indicates the presence of large amounts of bitter tasting secondary metabolites known as alkaloids, as well as some phenolics, flavonoids and quinines in the leaves than in the roots [ 910 ].

To receive news and publication updates for Biochemistry Research International, enter your email address in the box below. West Indian Medical Journal 55 4: Alkaloids of plant origin such as Solanine from S.

The thinner stems or the bark are sometimes used as binding material.

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Leaf sap is used as nose drops or eye drops and the head is massaged with the pulped leaves to treat headache. South African Journal of Botany 71 3ā€”4: Although antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities have been demonstrated in in-vitro tests, more research is needed to evaluate its potential as a medicinal plant.


Das Pflanzenreich 4, 7: Flora of Tropical East Africa. The total cholesterol levels of experimental animals treated with the methanol extract of MP leaves is presented in Figure 1. Dioecious shrub or small tree up to 6 ā€”13 m tall; young shoots densely stellate-hairy, older twigs almost glabrous, often purplish-brown. Mallotus oppositifolius is mainly pollinated by different species of bees and butterflies. A root and leaf paste is applied to treat convulsions, stomach-ache and chest pains.

A root decoction and leaf sap are taken to treat pneumonia, vomiting and chest pain. The yield of the extract was 2. In vitro antioxidant activity of M. Mallotus oppositifolius Digital specimen images at the The extract was not toxic. Mallotus oppositifolius is commonly browsed by cattle.

Volume 2, Families Eā€”I. Medelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen 75 19Wageningen, Netherlands. Activities of aqueous extracts of Mallotus oppositifolius on Shigella dysenteriae A1-induced diarrhoea in rats.

The seed is a special soup thickener in the region. Small germplasm collections are maintained in the United Kingdom and South Africa.