Croton macrostachyus. Euphorbiaceae. Hochst. ex Ferret et Galinier. C. macrostachys: A representative tree at. Kakuzi Ranch, Kenya. (Paul K.A. Konuche). Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Delile is a species of the genus Croton L., Euphorbiaceae family, commonly known as the spurge family. In Kenya, leaves and roots from Croton macrostachyus are used as a traditional medicine for infectious diseases such as typhoid and measles.

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The bark, fruits, leaves, roots, and seeds of C. For the test groups an oral dose of 0. Discussion When testing methanol extracts of C.

Table 3 NMR analysis of the ethyl acetate extract from C. Medicinal plants have been used to cure parasitic infections from time immemorial.

Croton macrostachyus

The DMSO negative control had no inhibitory activity. Table 1 provides a summary of ethnomedicinal uses and plant parts of C. The following bacterial strains were used for the study: In the present study the antibiotic controls were constantly high and some extracts induced inhibition which almost reached the antibiotic level, when measured as macrostadhyus of inhibition.

The wood is moderately soft, perishable and susceptible to attack by wood borers. Acute Toxicity Experiment The results from the toxicity experiment showed that all animals in the ethyl acetate, methanol, and macristachyus extract groups were normal during macrosgachyus observations and at the end of the study period.


Croton macrostachyus Croton macrostachyus x – 84k – jpg www. Obey and is part of her doctoral thesis; all the data are available from her upon request.

Results from the study suggested safety profile of this herbal extract in the study mice.

A bark infusion is taken to treat chest problems and rheumatism. An aqueous root extract showed toxicity in the brine shrimp lethality test. There are 2 Wikipedia citations related to Croton macrostachyus Hochst. WHO traditional medicine strategy — Methanolic leaf extract of C. Plasmodium falciparum is the most important agent of human malaria, transmitted by macroostachyus Anopheles mosquito into the human blood.

Articles from Journal of Pathogens are provided here courtesy of Hindawi Limited. The crude methanol extract of C. A Treatise of Pharmacognosy. The dynamics of drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparium. Croton macrostachyus methanol leaf and root extracts were active against Bacillus cereus with minimum inhibitory concentration MIC macrostacgyus of Please review our privacy policy.

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Croton macrostachyus

BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. The decomposition rate of naturally shed leaves was only marginally slower than the rate of leaves harvested green. The root or stem bark is chewed macrlstachyus treat toothache, but also rabies. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 45 1: The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. All experiments were referenced to the solvent peak. Four pentacyclic triterpenoids with antifungal and antibacterial activity from Curtisia dentata Burm.


Table 3 Chemoprotective assay.

The aqueous extract of C. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Making the most of indigenous trees. The chloroform and methanol fractions produced dose-dependent decline in the weight and volume of intestinal contents while the aqueous fraction did not have a significant effect [ 24 ].

The dichloromethane criton methanol extract of C. A decoction of the stem and root bark is used for bathing babies with skin rash. In the present study the extracts from C. Technical Handbook No 5. The chemoprotective prophylaxis in vivo study was set up crotton carried out by first treating the animals for four days with the different doses of the studied extracts before exposing them to infection.

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Introduction Medicinal plants have been used to cure parasitic infections from time immemorial. West is applied on wounds [ 17 ]. Antimalarial activity against Macroatachyus berghei in mice has been found from C.