English forest anchomanes (Morton). SENEGAL: DIOLA éken (JB; K&A) = sucker (DF, The Gambia) SIERRA LEONE: KISSI n-dσndσ (FCD) MENDE kipσnσ (def. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Tuberous herb to 2m tall. Foliage: Solitary leaf to 2m tall and a spread up to 1m wide; leaf with 3 main branches, leaflets to. Common name, -. Synonym, Amorphophallus difformis. Other names, › Anchomanes difformis (Blume) Engl. Rank, SPECIES. Lineage, › cellular organisms.

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The present necessity to investigate the safety of A. This may have been accounted for the relative weight gain by group D animals while group B and C rats experienced weight loss.

Anchomane received 50 g of feed mash and dofformis of crude extract of the stems and leaves of A. The genus is native to tropical Africa. Anchomanes Schott Anchomanes is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. Anchomanes difformis is a member of the plant family Araceae which is used as a diuretic but also has other medicinal applications.

On the 14th day of extract administration to the Wistar rats, they were sacrificed by cervical dislocation following difforjis anesthesia using chloroform.

Table 2 Variations in the initial and final weights in different groups of experimental animals. Found some interesting looking seeds clustered typically like an aroid so I collected some and put them in pots. Plants of the Arum Family. This might have affected the appetite of the animals and caused them to consume less of the feed. In Nigeria, the presence of alkaloids was difforis discovered in A.

Section of group D Male DM kidney with focal interstitial fibrosis avascular hypertrophy b. Variations in the initial and final weights in different groups of experimental animals.


A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web – see http: There was no significant difference in groups C and D when compare with control group A. Taylor and Francis ; One such difference is that the plants are perennial. Chemical and Toxicological study of Anchomanes difformis Engl Dirformis hungarica. This was late autumn last year. Socioeconomic and behavioral factors leading diftormis acquired bacterial resistance to antibiotics in developing countries.


On Mar 27,tropicbreeze from noonamah, Australia wrote:. I have never taken it outside until the temps are 10 degrees or so higher. More research revealed it was Anchomanes difformis.

Conflict of interest There is not any conflict of interest in this study.

Anchomanes difformis Engl.

Revista Iberoamericana de micologia. Last update on Anchomanes is quite similar to species in the genera Dracontium and Amorphophallusbut there are a few apparent differences discovered by Will Jenkinson in Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. The essence of the light anesthesia was to enable the grip on the animal before performing the cervical dislocation in line with the standard procedure as specified in the guidelines for the euthanasia of animals. It is unique in that it is among the very few Aroid’s that has spines on the stems, Pycnospatha being another.

The results of this experiment suggest that the distortion of the cyto-architecture of the kidney by the crude extract of A. Despite of the toxic effects of Araceae, species of several genera are also cultivated as food plants, mainly as subsistence crops in the tropical areas. In cellular distortion, the rate of progression of cyto-architectural distortion may depend on the severity of the environmental assaults.

Another reason why the use of medicinal plants in the treatment of infectious diseases is common is the high cost of effective antibiotics and also drug resistance, which is very common in developing countries Okeke anchomanees al.

Care should be taken when using the crude extract of A. Other physical signs such as agitation and hair loss were probably due to the effect of the extract on the treated animals as well. Meanwhile, approval for this work was obtained from the Department anchomznes Anatomy, University of Benin, Benin-city. Folk uses of New World aroids.


Anchomanes Anchomanes difformis

Forest Anchomanes Anchomanes difformis was harvested from a bush at Oluku in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State of Nigeria, and dried under shade to prevent diftormis degrading of its active constituents by sun rays. The experimental design exposed the rats in group B to the highest proportion of the extract compared znchomanes the group C and D animals.

Table 1 Treatment regimen. However, it is not possible to entirely state that the animals in group B ingested the highest proportion of the extract.

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It does wake up when it wants to most of the time like most other Aroid’s that have a distinct dry season in their native habitat. Plants of the Arum Family. They’re certainly easy to germinate and grow. The dried crude extract was mixed with feed mash in different proportions depending on idfformis group.

Group D rats received the lowest dose of extract, that is, they were fed with g of feed mash and 50 g of plant extract. Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Most are still in pots, one in the ground, and others given away. Discussion This study shows that Anchomanes difformis amchomanes is used in the treatment of different ailments is potentially toxic to the renal tissue. Anchomanes difformis Blume Engl. A proposed reason for this variation in the amount of feed consumption by the experimental animals is that A.

On Mar 27,tropicbreeze from noonamah, Australia wrote: The fact that some of the available antibiotics also produce side effects and have limited efficacy Corazo et al.

This is also a species that has fleshy roots that help it to survive the dry spells along with the main tuber that stores nutrients. Anti-bacteria activity of extracts prepared from tropical and sub-tropical plants on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.