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 blue-green or black coloration indicated the presence of tannins [ 12 ]. Evaluation of compounds such as, tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids saponins, terpenoids and phenols have been used as a method of screening of medicinal plants [ 2 ].

The leaves are known as a? The xanthine oxidase and lipoxygenase inhibition wenegalensis of extracts and fractions were also evaluated to assess the anti-inflammatory activity from galls of Guiera senegalensis.

Guiera senegalensis

Antioxidant activity of sesame cake extract. Infructescence resembling a many-legged hairy spider.

Since there are thousands of species of fungi present in the environment and at lease a hundred of them are pathogenic [ 9 ], antifungal activity of medicinal plants needs to be addressed. Guiera Inflorescence and flowers of Guiera senegalensis Scientific classification Kingdom: The hydroacetonic and the aqueous decoction extracts were respectively dissolved in distilled water and successively extracted with ethyl acetate, butanol.

Malaysia Journal Medical Science 6: At the end of incubation, zone of inhibition that developed were measured with a ruler.


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This aenegalensis was last edited on 6 Novemberat Journal of Environmental and Experimental Botany Inhibition of XO activities decreases the uric acid levels and results in an anti-hyperuricemic effect Zhu et al. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The ability of the extracts or fractions to reduce iron from the form III to the form II was assessed with the method of Hinneburg et al.

The reducing power is generally associated with the presence of reductones, which exerts antioxidant action by breaking the free radical chain by donating a hydrogen atom Prasad et al.

The galls of Guiera senegalensis contain high polyphenols content than that six species of acanthaceae from Srnegalensis Faso Sawadogo et al.

The filtrate obtained using whatman filter paper was concentrated under reduced pressure in a rotary evaporator and lyophilized using a freeze drying system to give the hydroacetonic extract HAE and aqueous decoction extract ADE. Many of these tests, however, are still at a preliminary level, and need to be followed by more detailed research.

Ash of the roots and leaves appear to be particularly rich in magnesium, calcium, strontium, titanium, iron and aluminium[ ]. The powdered plant galls with charcoal are drunk in water as a strong diuretic in oliguria and anuria, as well as cerebral malaria.

In vitro and in vivo antioxidant activity of aqueous extract from Choerospondias axillaris fruit. The bark is senegaelnsis. A study on antioxidant, senegalenzis radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective actions of Aegiceras corniculatum stem extracts.

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FRAP is used in assay to assess the metal iron exclusively ions binding ability Nsimba et al. Antioxidant activities of extracts from selected culinary herbs and spices.

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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, guieta. 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. Quercetin and gallic acid were used as standard antioxidant. Further toxicological studies are also warranted as it has been shown that most senegalensiw when orally ingested seem to be relatively harmless, but when injected most extracts are toxic to varying levels.

Chemical and enzymatic analyses of individual samples were performed in triplicates.

The mixture was then filtered, and senegalensus of picric acid were added to the hexane, HCl and Gs leave extract filtrate. Gs has been shown to contain compounds such as alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids that demonstrated their antimicrobial activity [ 36 ].

Antioxidant activity was calculated using the following equation: All the extracts showed LOX inhibitory effects, enzyme involved in generating free radical s.