A methanol extract of the dried leaves of Chasmanthera dependens was investigated for anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities. The extract ( mg/kg. Chasmanthera dependens. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Villle de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Abstract An assessment of the antimicrobial properties of extracts from the stem of Chasmantera dependens, the leaves of Emilia coccinea and the whole plant.

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The butanol fraction from the stem of C. However, the butanol fraction exhibits activity against only two of the microorganisms, namely, E. Ethanol extracts and crude chasmantbera extracts of the roots showed significant antifungal activity against Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans, Microsporum audonii, Trichoderma viride and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. How to cite this article: Alkaloids from Chasmanthera dependens. Chasmsnthera various fractions were evaporated to give 2.

The results support the use of E. Phytochemical investigation of the stem led to the isolation of quaternary alkaloids, non-phenolic alkaloids Ohiri et al. This was carried out according to the method of Sharhidi-Bonjar Backhuys Publishers, Depenrens, Netherlands. In Uganda the plant is used against dementia, snakebites and epilepsy.

The mixture was refrigerated for 72 h with gentle and intermittent shaking and thereafter filtered. Chasmanthera dependens is a climbing shrub producing stems 5 metres or more long.

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Antidiarrhoeal and anti-microbial activities of Emilia coccinea Sims G. An ethnobotanical and chemotaxonomic study of South African Menispermaceae. The stem bark may be used fresh or roasted. The ethyl acetate fractions of C. The ethanol extracts of the plants were more active than the water extracts[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.


The concentrations used for C. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and dont crowd them. Antimicrobial activity of the butanol fractions of the stem exudate of C. A decoction of pounded roots mixed with leaves of Tagetes sp. The species appear to be ecologically different, although their areas of distribution overlap in the Central African Republic and xhasmanthera have been found there.

Role of Candida in antibiotic-associated diarrhea. There was no activity against C. Planters by Size Chasmanthefa 5 inch Planters 5. Causes of low productivity of cocoa in Ghana: There are 70 book citations related to Chasmanthera dependens Hochst.

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The study by Ndip et al. Chasmanthera dependens and Chasmanthera welwitschii Troupin. It is also often planted in home gardens and is sold in local markets[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Traditional herbal drugs of southern Uganda, 2: The moderate fungicidal effect of the aqueous leaf extract observed by Ogbebor and Adekunleis in agreement with the potent activity of the ethyl acetate extract of E. Extraction of fractions Chasmantera dependens: After sequential extraction with hexane, ethyl acetate and butanol, no material was extracted by hexane while 3.

A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. It has been found useful in the chasmanthwra of several diseases and medical conditions. Chasmanthera is an African genus which comprises two species: While the two solvents did not exhibit anti-microbial activity, butanol exhibited significant antimicrobial activity hence the butanol fractions were dissolved in dimethylsulfoxide DMSO.


Seeds ovoid, 1—2 cm long, curved. For examples, extracts from Annona senegalensis tree were found to be active against tumor growth Weniger et al. Ask a question about this product. The ethyl acetate fraction from the stem of C.

In addition it was found to be strongly active against C. Volume 1, part 1.

Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours chsmanthera full sun per day. Medicinal The leaf and stem sap are applied locally to cure sprains and bruises; as a dressing for fractures; or mixed with shea butter as an embrocation to treat pain and stiffness[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.

Traditional herbal drugs of southern Uganda, 1. The bark is chewed as a remedy for venereal discharges or as a general tonic for physical or vhasmanthera weakness in inflammatory and exhausting diseases. Suspensions of the microorganisms in chasmaanthera normal saline were adjusted to 0. Methanol extracts of the dried leaves have shown significant analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Its activity against the other microorganisms was less than that of E.

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Journal of Applied Sciences Volume 9 The stems are around 3cm in diameter. The seeds remain dormant for 6 months. The butanol fraction was found to be active against all the microorganisms tested except C.