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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Guiera senegalensis – Useful Tropical Plants

The gum from the stem bark is marketed in Niger as a food. The results obtained in the present study have shown that Gs leaves have high concentration of alkaloids and low concentration of tannins and saponins and have no toxic effect and show no antimicrobial activities in case of fungi.

Right plant wrong place. A negative control was prepared without extract. 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.

Inhibition of XO activities decreases the uric acid levels and results in an anti-hyperuricemic effect Zhu et al. The condensed tannins, as well as galloylquinic acid and several flavonoids, including rhamnetin, showed significant antioxidant and radical scavenger activities in vitro. Ghezzehei1 September 18, The smoke from burning branches repels flies[ ].


As soon as the emulsion was added to each tube, the zero time absorbance was measured at nm using a spectrophotometer. Pak Vet J If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Xanthine oxidase inhibitors are known to be therapeutically useful for the treatment of gout, hepatitis and brain tumor Song et al.

Crushed leaves are mixed with tamarind pulp and eaten as a laxative and appetizer. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of red and white wine extracts. Table 3 also shows the inhibitory effects of the extracts and fractions on lipoxygenase LOX activity at a concentration of 50 g mL However, when these extracts were injected intramuscularly, they were found to be lethal within one week after administration.

Guiera senegalensis (PROTA) – PlantUse English

The leaves are bitter and slimy and eaten as a famine food. The smoke from burning branches guieera flies. The non-polar antioxidants which exhibit stronger antioxidative activities in emulsions do not take part in xanthine oxidase and lipoxygenase inhibition activities.

Antioxidant activity was calculated using the following equation:. A standard curve was plotted using gallic acid mg L Totals senegalebsis content did not change according to the polarity of the extraction solvents.

Guiera senegalensis

Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive activities and composition of Lythrum salicaria L. Larger branches are usually used as firewood. The hydroacetonic extract showed the most potent senegalensos activity in FRAP method Quercetin and gallic acid were used as the positives controls. The observed antibacterial effects of the medicinal plants extracts have been related to the presence of tannins, flavonoids and saponins [ 34 ]. The fruits are used for hiccups. Therefore, the interest in traditional medicinal plants will continue to grow as emerging infectious diseases continue to expand, and the numbers of drug resistant microbes continue to escalate.


Leafy branches are sometimes used for mulching.

The different plant parts showed quantitative and qualitative differences with respect to the chemical composition of the tannins. Free radical scavenging activity of some Nigerian medicinal plant extracts. It is better to use different assays giera on different mechanisms to evaluate the antioxidant capacity. Studies of medicinal plants usually concentrate on the part of the plant that has been shown to have value in traditional medicine.

The shrubs resprout profusely from the base and help to fix the soil during the dry season. A group of 5 adult wistar rats g of either sex were used.