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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Retrieved from ” https: The powdered and boiled roots are considered a remedy for diarrhoea and dysentery[ ]. They are most commonly taken in decoctions or are mixed with foods[ ].

Guiera senegalensis occurs in shrub savanna, sendgalensis savanna and fallow land, from sea-level up to m altitude.

Guiera senegalensis

The involvement of iron in lipid peroxidation is well established. The galls were dried and ground to powder.

African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology 3: Nine gallotannins with a quinic acid core and two condensed tannins epicatechin and epigallocatechin gallate have been isolated so far. Totals flavonoid content was determined using the Dowd method as adapted by Arvouet-Grand et al. Determination of total phenol and sdnegalensis content in the extracts: 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.

It would important to find out senegalensjs phytochemical senegxlensis in Gs is responsible for what activity. Studies of medicinal plants usually concentrate on the part of the plant that has been shown to have value in traditional medicine. Antioxidant activities of extracts from selected culinary herbs and spices.

The plant leaves were dried in the shade. The leaves are also used to curdle milk.

The flowers are a good source of nectar for bees. In addition, tannin have been found by Ref.


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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. Xanthine oxidase inhibitory activity of some Indian medical plants. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Iron III reducing activity was determined as mmol ascorbic acid equivalents per gram of extract or fraction mmol AEAC g -1 extract or fraction.

Crushed leaves are senegaleniss with tamarind pulp and eaten as a laxative and appetizer.

Botanical characterization of Guiera senegalensis leaves.

The flowers are yellowish green and are in round heads. In Burkina Faso traditional medicine, this plant is used to treat some diseases like cough, dysentery, malaria, diabetes and hypertension. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras.

Correlation between antioxidant activity and totals phenolic content. Its uses are comparable to those of Combretum micranthum G.

Flowers bisexual, regular, 5-merous, c. 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. Leafy stems have been found to contain traces of alkaloids and tannins[ ]. Many of these tests, however, are still at a preliminary level, and need to be followed by more detailed research.

The branches, and particularly the roots, are considered to be a good fuel[ ]. Table 1 shows that plant under investigation contains flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenoids, tannin, proteins, carbohydrates, steroids and saponins. The obtained powder was extracted with selected solvents: The galls of Guiera senegalensis were collected in kadiogo province of Burkina Faso in August and authenticated by professor Millogo-Rasolodimby, botanist at Ouagadougou University.

Medicinal Plants of the White Nile Province. A new approach to study medicinal plants with tannins and flavonoids contents from the local knowledge. Ground leaves, leaf powder or a leaf decoction is applied to wounds to help cicatrisation and treat skin problems, including Guinea worm, boils, burns, sores in the mouth, tumours, syphilitic sores and leprosy.


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The antioxidant activity of carotenoids is based on the radical adducts of carotenoids with free radical s from linoleic acid. 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.

A leaf infusion is also used as a mouth wash for the same purpose. Guiera senegalensis occurs on all types of soil but mainly on dry sandy or degraded soils, sometimes in areas which are seengalensis flooded. The galls of G.

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The roots are used asa chew sticks and toothpicks. After 24 h the nauplii were examined against a lighted background, with a magnifying glass and the average number of survived larvae was determined [ 10 ]. Journal of Environmental and Experimental Botany Antimicrobial activity testing was carried out by using agar senegalenwis method.

Restriction of the plant’s spread is recommended in Senegal to improve the quality of Sahel pasturage[ ]. Guiera senegalensis is propagated by seed, stem layering and root senegalenwis.

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Malaysia Journal Medical Science 6: One mg of plant powder under investigation was cultured in each one of the seven petri dishes containing Potato Dextrose agar PDA and incubated at room temperature for seven days. The formation of stable foam was taken as an indication for the presence of saponins [ 12 ].

Grows wild in light, dry soils[].