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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A methanol extract of the seed has shown inhibition of vascularization in chicken embryos. Body weight changes were also recorded daily through-out the 28 days of the study.

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

Home Publications Conferences Register Contact. Its use as an alley-cropping component is promising, especially as a mulch crop for restoration of soil fertility, but other, especially leguminous, species are preferred in most situations. Then, to all test tubes 1. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. In West Africa pulped root is widely taken to treat venereal diseases. This has a predictive value for toxicity in humans and animals and therefore analysis of blood is relevant to risk evaluation [ 19 ].

It is cultivated in DR Congo for its medicinal use. Alchornea cordifolia is a shrub or small tree distributed throughout tropical Africa.

The Iwo people of Nigeria chew the leaves as an appetizer.

Alchornea cordifolia (Schumach.

Volume 2, Families E—I. 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. Test tubes were prepared and labelled as blank, standard and sample.

There alchorbea 20 citations in Afrirefs related to Alchornea cordifolia Schumach. Though this appears to be much lower than the dosages used in the present study, observation of potential liver damage in mice observed previously and the corditolia that dosages in herbal remedies are never precise due to non- standardization, call for caution in the routine use of the plant.


Alchornea cordifolia fruiting branches. In Nigeria a decoction of bruised fruit is taken to prevent miscarriage. How to use alchonea cordifolia for vulval infection. In Nigeria the stem bark is thrown in dammed streams as a fish poison.

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The leaves or leafy stems, as an infusion or chewed fresh, are taken for their sedative and antispasmodic activities to treat a variety of respiratory problems including sore throat, cough and bronchitis, genital-urinary problems including venereal diseases and female sterility, and intestinal problems including gastric ulcers, diarrhoea, amoebic dysentery and worms.

The relative weights of vital organs of animals did not show significant differences compared to the vehicle-treated control with no evidence of organ swelling, atrophy or hypertrophy in the animals. There were no lesions observed in the liver tissues of rats treated with the ethanol leaf extract of A.

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

In Burkina Faso the plant is used as a windbreak around crops. Your Query – This alchormea a community service. Please send this link to: Effect of mulch from 14 selected multipurpose trees MPTs on growth, nitrogen nutrition and yield of maize Zea mays L.

If you can advise. Blood samples were collected for biochemical and haematological analysis.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with alchoornea statements from March All stub articles. March 10, Citation: Young stem pith is bitter and astringent and is chewed for the same use.

Alchornea cordifolia male inflorescences. I’m trying to sell Alchornea cordifolia seeds in the U. Absorbance of sample and standard were read against reagent blank at nm and protein concentration calculated.

Hello, please for use of UTI, can i crush the fresh leaves and boil or i need to dry the leaves first? The apparently healthy parts of the plant leaves, root and stem bark were harvested in large quantities and air-dried for about 3 weeks to a constant weight under shade in the laboratory. Different leaf extracts showed a significant anti-anaemic activity by increasing the level of haemoglobin and iron in the blood after oral administration to anaemic rats.


Normal saline was administered to the control group according to their body weights.

Flowers unisexual, sessile; male flowers with 2 cup-shaped sepals, petals absent, stamens 8, the united filaments forming a basal plate; female flowers with 2—4-lobed calyx, lobes obtuse, hairy, petals absent, ovary superior, conical, c. The experimental animals were observed for another 14 days before the termination of the experiment.

The ethanol extract of the root significantly delayed the effect of histamine-induced broncho-constriction characterized by shortness of breath in guinea pig. Crude extracts cordicolia the leaves coagulated blood plasma in vitro. To get message Alert].

Alcohol extracts from root bark, stem bark, leaves, fruits and seeds disrupted mitotic cell division in onion Allium cepa L. It is possible that the increase in neutrophils in the present study is related to the slight liver cell injury observed in the histopathological studies. There are 7 news article citations related to Alchornea cordifolia Schumach.

Schousboea cordifolia Alchornea cordata. Male inflorescence an axillary panicle up to 30 —45 cm long, sparingly hairy, bracts minute; female inflorescence an axillary spike or lax panicle up to 30 —45 cm long, 1-several together, bracts broadly triangular-ovate, c. There are book citations related to Alchornea cordifolia Schumach. Soil fertility enhancement by planted tree-fallow species in the humid lowlands of Cameroon.