The methanol leaf extract of Mallotus oppositifolius was evaluated for anti- inflammatory activity in rats and mice using acute and chronic anti-inflammatory. Mallotus oppositifolius is widely distributed and occurs from Senegal east to Ethiopia and south to Angola and Mozambique, and also in Madagascar. Biochem Res Int. ; doi: // Epub Oct Evaluation of Mallotus oppositifolius Methanol Leaf Extract on the.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Mallotus oppositifolius var. oppositifolius

The crushed leaves or leaf sap are applied to aching teeth and inflamed eyes. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany.

View at Google Scholar G. Acceptance and digestibility of some selected browse feeds with varying tannin content as supplements in sheep nutrition in West Africa. The mixtures mallktus filtered with Whatman number 1 filter paper. Total opoositifolius levels in diabetic rats treated with various doses of MP extracts. Phytotherapy Research 16 5: Mallotus oppositifolius leaves and stem bark have several interesting local medicinal uses, including analgesic, antibacterial, anthelminthic and haemostatic uses.

Therefore, the antioxidant effect and the antidiabetic activities of MP are suspected to be due to its flavonoid component as observed both in vitro and in vivo, respectively. The results showed that MP significantly reduced the blood glucose oppositjfolius was found to possess significant antioxidant potentials in vitro both in the DPPH and the ferric reducing assay. Click on “show more” to view them.


Alloxan, from the malllotus, has been shown to cause hyperglycaemia in laboratory animals due to increased oxidative stress by elaborated free radicals [ 12 ], thus a model for type 1 diabetes studies. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences A leaf and root decoction is drunk to treat anaemia and general fatigue.

The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Reviews on bioactive components in plants express that desirable biological and therapeutic activities observed with plants predominantly range between the alkaloid and flavonoid components [ 2021 ]. South African Journal of Botany 71 3—4: B 10 x – 33k – jpg ww2. The diabetes disease is snowballing very fast and huge amounts of resources are spent in almost all countries to combat this multifactorial metabolic disease. Different leaf, root and stem bark extracts showed significant antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureusEscherichia coliPseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus subtilis in vitro.

Dioecious shrub or small tree up to 6 —13 m tall; young shoots densely stellate-hairy, older twigs almost glabrous, often purplish-brown.

Findings further suggest the presence of active antidiabetic and antioxidant principles in M. A methanolic leaf extract showed moderate antitrypanosomal and anthelminthic activity in vitro, but low antiplasmodial activity. Crude methanolic leaf and root extracts showed significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities in tests with rats.

Showing 0 of 0 comments. It has a high growth rate compared to other commonly used browse plants. Journal of Applied Entomology 7: Table 2 shows the effect of the extract on the liver MDA levels of diabetic rats. Mallotus oppositifolius occurs in dry secondary forest undergrowth, forest edges and associated bushland or thickets, also along rivers, from sea-level up to m altitude.


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High blood glucose levels not only increase the production of reactive oxygen species ROS but also affect antioxidant activities of ROS scavenging enzymes [ 67 ]. Blood was collected from heart using disposable hypodermic syringes and transferred into EDTA tubes immediately. Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Series A, 47 9: The effect of MP extract on the fasting blood glucose levels of test rats.

The rats were then anaesthetized by halothane inhalation. Citation in news articles. Mallotus oppositifolius is very common in its large distribution area, and not in danger of genetic erosion. Citation in web searches.

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The extract decreased the blood glucose levels of experimental rats significantlyin a dose-dependent manner Table 1. Table of Contents Alerts. View at Google Scholar N. The extract was not toxic.