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Maerua angolensis DC. [family CAPPARACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource Type. Maerua angolensis is widely distributed in continental tropical Africa but is absent in some countries with a high rainfall. It is also present in the. Abubakar, M.S., Musa, A.M., Ahmed, A. & Hussaini, I.M., The perception and practice of traditional medicine in the treatment of cancers and inflammations .

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Cookies help us deliver our services. In Zimbabwe and Botswana specimens with coarse hairs have been classified anoglensis Maerua schinzii Pax and Maerua schinzii might well be a subspecies of Maerua angolensis. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Cardiac problems are treated in the same way and by wearing the root around the neck as an amulet or by eating angolensiz root ash.

The GABAergic mediation of antiseizure activity is in agreement with earlier studies carried out with the ethanolic fraction of the stem bark [ 20 ]. Kenya trees, shrubs and lianas. In Senegal the leaves are eaten as well, but use of the leaves as a condiment is more widespread.

Flowering starts when the plant is at least 3 years old. To identify the potential antioxidant benefit, the extract might have on naerua prognosis in the PTZ-induced seizure in the rat model an assessment of in vitro protection against free radicals and an in vivo assessment of angolensos oxidative state and markers after PTZ-induced seizures were assessed. Maerua angolensis is widely distributed in continental tropical Africa but is absent in some countries with a high rainfall.

Citation in scholarly articles. Maerua angolensis is very variable in its pubescence. Shrub or small tree up to c.

Superoxide Anion Scavenging Activity The superoxide anion scavenging activity was measured as described by Robak and Gryglewski [ 13 ]. Plant resources of tropical Africa 11 2: Under ineffective antioxidant enzyme status, lipid peroxidation in the cellular and subcellular membranes is the inevitable outcome of ROS injury.


View at Google Scholar G. This page was last modified on 25 Octoberat The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper. Coadministration of pentylenetetrazole after pretreatment with subeffective doses of L -arginine or sildenafil reversed the anticonvulsant effects of MAE. In Tanzania it was used to build canoes. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. A significant decrease in lipid peroxidation in the brain tissue of MAE- and diazepam-treated animals suggests some degree of protection from the direct oxidative insults.

Maerua angolensis Maerua angolensis x 80 – 4k – thb www. Felix Agyei Ampadu contributed to data analysis, interpretation, in vivo antioxidant assays, and in vitro antioxidant assays.

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A decrease in the activity of superoxide dismutase and catalase could result in the decreased removal of superoxide and hydrogen peroxide radicals, which brings about aangolensis events that can lead to the neuronal tissue damage. Capparaceae is traditionally used for management of epilepsy. The tree produces vigorous suckers from its base after it has been damaged by bush fire. The roots and stem bark decoction of the stem bark of Maerua angolensis DC.

The characteristic peaks and corresponding absorbances can be used as a unique reference for future comparison of complex mixtures that have not yet been characterized. It produces angolensus leaves in the dry season. In oxidative stress, free radicals such as superoxide anions are generated and overwhelm the normal protective mechanisms and consequently contribute to the detrimental effects on brain tissue.

The tree has a rounded crown and smooth grey bark flaking to reveal yellowish-orange patches.

All readings were normalized with the protein content of the respective tissue sample. The wood is usually small-sized and used for mortars, tool handles, small furniture and posts.

Colotis vesta mutans Food plant. Ascorbic acid was used as the standard antioxidant. In Tanzania the powdered leaves are used as anggolensis. In Senegal powdered leaves are added to food to cure anorexia and asthenia. In recent times, quite a number of Ghanaian plants have been shown to exhibit diverse central nervous system activities ranging from anxiolytic activity to antidepressant and anticonvulsant activity [ 1117 — 19 ].


Although some conflicting data exist, most works suggest that decreased nitric oxide production leads to anticonvulsant effects, while increased NO levels produce proconvulsant effects in PTZ-induced seizures [ 21927 ].

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Maerua angolensis Maerua angolensis 60 x 80 – 2k – thb www. Capparaceae has been used for a myriad of therapeutic benefits in the West African subregion [ 6 — 8 ]. Thus, the need to source for clinically efficacious and safer antiepileptic drugs AEDs with such improved mechanisms and clinical benefit is still valid.

The fragrant, pincushion-like flowers are without petals and are produced in abundance at the beginning of the rainy season.

Diazepam, the reference anticonvulsant, delayed the onset of clonic convulsions 0. Maerua emarginata Schinz Maerua lucida Hochst. Nitric oxide in higher concentrations can act as an excitatory proconvulsant in the CNS [ 27 ]. Maerua angolensis Maerua angolensis 59 x 80 – 2k – thb www. Further pharmacological evaluations angolenis the stem bark of Maerua angolensis are required to identify and isolate the active antimalarial and hypoglycemic principles in the plant as well as elucidating their mechanisms of maerja.

Seedlings are transplanted into polybags filled with amerua mixture of sand, loam and compost 3: Angolensiss spectra analysis is a quick and useful tool used in the fingerprinting of complex mixtures such as plant extract. It is also present in the northern parts of South Africa.

Estimation of Antilipid Peroxidation A modified thiobarbituric acid-reactive species TBARS assay described by Dasgupta and De [ 14 ] was used to measure the lipid peroxide formed using egg-yolk homogenates as lipid-rich media. A preliminary phytochemical screening of the methanolic extract of the stem bark revealed the presence of glycosides, tannins, saponins, terpenes, flavonoids, carbohydrates, proteins and alkaloids.

Recently, we have demonstrated that the anxiolytic effect of Maerua angolensis DC. Display spot characters for this species.