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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It worth mentioning that the antifungal activity of many medicinal plant species in Africa has not been satisfactorily explored. The twigs are chewed for symptomatic relief of scorpion stings[ ].

The radical-scavenging activities of the extracts and fractions from galls of G. DPPH takes normally several hours for the reaction to be completed and colour interference of the DPPH assay with samples that contain anthocyanins leads to under-estimation of antioxidant activity Teow et al.

Indication of a yellow color shows the presence of flavonoids in each extract [ 11 ]. Home Publications Conferences Register Contact.

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The BCB method is usually used to evaluate the antioxidant activity of compounds in emulsions, accompanied with the coupled oxidation of b-carotene and linoleic acid. Screening of some Nigerian medicinal plants for antibacterial activity.

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The smoke from burning branches repels flies[ ]. You will receive a range of benefits including: A continuing source of novel drug leads. Guiera is a flowering plant genus in the family Combretaceae. 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.

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The absorbance was read at nm after 10 min against a blank sample consisting of a 1 mL of methanol and 1 mL of plant extract without AlCl 3. It is documented in this study that steroids were present in Gs leave extract.

Several methods are available to evaluate antioxidant activities of natural compounds in foods or biological systems. Analysis of total phenols and other oxidation substrates and antioxidants by means of Folin-Ciocalteu reagent. FeCl 2 – H 2 O 2 system was used to induce lipid peroxidation in rat liver homogenate.

The antioxidant activity of extracts and fractions was evaluated by the method of Shon et al.

Gmel Combretaceae are used in Burkina Faso traditional medicine to treat some microbial and metabolic diseases such as malaria, dysentery, diabetes and hypertension. All the reactions were performed in triplicate. The mixture was then filtered, and drops of picric acid were added to the hexane, HCl and Gs leave extract filtrate. Quercetin and gallic acid were used as standard antioxidant. The petri dishes were incubated for seven days at room temperature.

It is better to use different assays based on different mechanisms to evaluate the antioxidant capacity. In vitro and in vivo antioxidant activity of Pinus koraiensis seed extract containing phenolic compounds. The antiplasmodial activity of infusion, decoction and chloroformic extract of stems and leaves of Senegalennsis senegalensis has been demonstrated on two strains of Plasmodium falciparum Benoit et al.


Violet color appearance will suggest the presence of amino acids and proteins [ 12 ]. Journal of Phytology 3: Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. The wood is whitish or tinged red, coarse-grained, knotted and short, but very hard.

Guiera senegalensis

This extract is significantly higher than when compared to the others extract and fractions. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.

Young leaves are chewed against coughs. After drying, the leaves were ground well into fine powder using mechanical blender, and the powder was transferred into airtight containers with proper labeling for future use.

Each extract was dried to give: Guiera senegalensis – J.

The role of peroxidative processes in disease is a subject of intense research interest. Guiera senegalensis is one of the most popular west African medicinal plants, and is used to treat a wide variety of diseases. The leaves are gray-green and oval.

It is capable of colonizing tracts of land, which might otherwise be bare, gyiera form pure stands[ ]. Correlation between antioxidant activity and anti- lipid peroxidation activity.