It also supplies a dye, wood etc, and is occasionally used for food. The plant is cultivated for its medicinal uses in DR Congo, and is also used in shelterbelts and. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Alchornea. Names of Alchornea in various languages of the world are also given. Alchornea Cordifolia. The ethanolic leaf extract of Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. and Thonn.) Müll. Arg ( Euphorbiaceae), a widely used traditional medicinal plant was assessed for.

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Alchornea Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

Alchornea cordifolia is used for alley cropping for in-situ mulch production in banana or maize plantations in West and East Africa. The presence of tannins and flavonoids may account for the increased colonic water and electrolyte reabsorption.

The wood ash serves as a mordant. Alchornea cordifolia is a shrub or small tree distributed throughout tropical Africa. However, liver sections of mice treated with 0. In vitro antiplasmodial activity of extracts of Alchornea cordifolia and identification of an active constituent: Alchornea cordifolia Cordfiolia as Alchornea cordifolia Using maceration method, g of each powdered sample was soaked separately in ml each of distilled water and ethanol of analytical grade respectively, for 72 hour.


Alchornea cordifolia

The cytotoxicity of the crude zlchornea was very low. These diverse pharmacological actions have been linked to several active principles isolated from the leaves, root, and stem of A. The plant was identified cordjfolia Mr. Mounier 72, B Bruxelles, Belgium. In DR Congo the tree is reported to improve soil fertility and is known to be effective in restoring calcium levels in acid soils. January 27, ; Accepted date: Straggling, laxly branched, evergreen dioecious shrub or small tree up to 8 m tall; young shoots erect, later becoming horizontal, hollow, glabrous.

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Alchornea Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

As a mulch crop it has good potential for restoration of soil fertility considering its standing biomass, root distribution, nutrient content in the biomass, decomposition and nutrient release patterns, and association with mycorrhiza.

The ethanolic leaf extract of Alchornea cordifolia Schum. There are citation in scholarly articles related to Alchornea cordifolia Schumach. The animal organs i.

This dye is also used on pottery, calabashes and leather. Your Query – This cordivolia a community service. It is possible that these constituents offered protection to the zlchornea animals in the present study. This page was last edited on 21 Augustat Blood samples were collected from the animals by cardiac puncture and dispersed into ethylene diaminetetraacetic acid EDTA tubes for haematological studies and plain tubes for serum used for evaluation of biochemical parameters.


In Sierra Leone and Congo young leaves or pounded bark are made into a suppository to treat codrifolia. Alchornea cordifolia Alchornea cordifolia – Wikimedia Its different parts had been used to treat diarrhoea, wounds, sores, and cuts [ 1 ].

This has a predictive value for toxicity in humans and animals and therefore alchornnea of blood is relevant to risk evaluation [ 19 ]. To get email Alert]. This may be intriguing, but the extract probably contains several components with different pharmacological actions.

Water and feed were made freely available for them and they were allowed to acclimatize for two weeks prior to commencement of experiment. Alchornea cordifolia Schum and Thonn. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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