Maerua angolensis DC. [family CAPPARACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource Type. Maerua angolensis is widely distributed in continental tropical Africa but is absent in some countries with a high rainfall. It is also present in the. Abubakar, M.S., Musa, A.M., Ahmed, A. & Hussaini, I.M., The perception and practice of traditional medicine in the treatment of cancers and inflammations .

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Even so, it is not likely to be threatened with genetic erosion.

Maerua angolensis Maerua angolensis 60 x 80 – 2k – thb www. The roots and stem bark decoction of the stem bark of Maerua angolensis DC. In Zimbabwe and Botswana specimens with coarse hairs have been classified as Maerua schinzii Pax and Maerua schinzii might well be a subspecies of Maerua angolensis.

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In Benin a decoction of leafy twigs is administered to children suffering from amoebic dysentery, and jaundice is treated by drinking a decoction of leafy twigs or used as a bath. Retrieved from ” https: Naerua Maerua angolensis is widely distributed it is nowhere a common species and individual trees occur scattered. To identify the potential antioxidant benefit, the extract might have on the prognosis in the Anyolensis seizure in the rat model an assessment of in vitro protection against free radicals and an in vivo assessment of the oxidative state and markers after PTZ-induced seizures were assessed.


All experiments were conducted in triplicate. Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1 1 Pages – Leaves kaerua soft and drooping, with petioles equal to the leaves in length, and visibly thicker or inspissate at their extremities.

Irrespective of these claims, there is currently little scientific evidence to support this traditional use. In Tanzania it was used to build canoes.

Maerua angolensis is a 10m tall, occasionally deciduous tree of the Capparaceae or caper family, often growing on termitaria and in thickets fringing seasonal watercourses, up to m. Retrieved from angolesis https: The larvae of a number of butterfly species mwerua on the leaves. An agent that augments NO production or the downstream effects of subeffective doses of L -arginine or sildenafil can reverse the anticonvulsant effect due to the possible induction of NO-induced excitotoxicity.

Infrared spectra analysis is a quick and useful tool used in the fingerprinting of complex mixtures such as plant extract. Maerua angolensis extract MAE was prepared by solubilizing with Tween 80 q.

Comparatively high production of reactive oxygen species and ironically low antioxidant capacity make it exceptionally vulnerable to neuronal and glial cell damage, which in turn can contribute to the initiation and progression of several central nervous disorders including epilepsy [ 3 ]. Additionally, a delay in the onset of the convulsions can also be used as an indicator of anticonvulsant effect. Kirkia 10 1 Page Volume 5, Families S—Z, Addenda.

The LPO level was estimated angolensus brain tissue supernatant in terms of malondialdehyde MDA which was determined as per the methods of Heath and Packer [ 15 ].

Shrub or small tree up to c. Display spot characters for this species. Click on “show more” to view them.


Maerua angolensis DC.

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. Derivation of specific name: The GABAergic system is implicated in epilepsy, since enhancement and inhibition of the neurotransmission of GABA will attenuate and enhance convulsion, respectively [ 2122 ]. Medicinal plants of East Africa.

An additional mechanism that has received significant attention by researchers is oxidative stress and its contribution to the generation and prognosis of epilepsy [ 34 ]. There are citation in agnolensis searches related to Maerua angolensis DC.

Though never common, it is widespread in tropical Africa and arid regions, being absent from high-rainfall regions.

Maerua angolensis

Anglensis a cylindrical capsule up to 22 cm long, constricted between the seeds, glabrous, few- to many-seeded. Plant resources of tropical Africa 11 2: Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts.

The method of Blois [ 12 ] maerka modification was used for the determination of scavenging activity of DPPH free radical. Maerua angolensis Maerua angolensis x – 42k – jpg www. Although the influence of oxidative stress as a cause or consequence of epilepsy is still debated, it is agreed as common knowledge that the production of free radicals plays a role in the pathogenesis of epilepsy [ 5 ].

Maerua angolensis is widely distributed in continental tropical Africa but is absent in some countries with a high rainfall.