Guiera senegalensis is a semi-evergreen to evergreen shrub, usually growing 1 – 3 metres tall, with occasional specimens up to 5 metres. The whole plant is. Guiera senegalensis is an evergreen Shrub growing to m (8ft) by m (8ft) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium. Guiera senegalensis J. F. Gmel. [family COMBRETACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.

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Antimicrobial activity testing was carried out by using agar spread method. J Agric Food Chem Degraded savannah, savannah forests, forest on fallow land abandoned farms ; light dry soils, sandy or rocky; at elevations from – 1, metres[ ]. The fruits are used for hiccups.

The plant leaves were dried in the shade. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. The dried leaves are smoked in a pipe and the smoke is blown through the nose as a remedy for colds[ ]. The leaves are applied to skin infections and in poultices on inflammatory swellings and for guinea-worm; they have been applied to tumours to maturate them and as a treatment for skin-diseases[ ].

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The mixtures were left for 15 min at room temperature and the absorbance was measured at nm. Guiera senegalensis is propagated by seed, stem layering and root suckers.

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A hydroacetonic leaf extract showed significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. Common Name Senegallensis medicine, guier du Senegal Family Combretaceae USDA hardiness Known Hazards None known Habitats Degraded savannah, savannah forests, forest on fallow land abandoned farms ; light dry soils, sandy or rocky; at elevations from – 1, metres[ ].

In Sudan a leaf infusion is taken to treat diabetes. Brine shrimp Artemia lethality bioassay, was carried out to investigate the cytotoxicity of plant extract.

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The condensed tannins, as well as galloylquinic acid and several flavonoids, including rhamnetin, showed significant antioxidant and radical scavenger activities in vitro. The gum from the stem bark is marketed in Niger as a food. Grows wild in light, dry soils[]. Guiera Inflorescence and flowers of Guiera senegalensis Scientific classification Kingdom: Our extracts reduced lipid peroxidation in liver, the primary target organ of drug metabolism.

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The leaves are known as a? Leaves almost opposite, simple and entire; stipules absent; petiole 2—5 mm long, short-hairy; blade oblong-elliptical, ovate to orbicular, 3—5. Guidelines Upcoming Special Issues. After 24 h the nauplii were examined against a lighted background, with a magnifying glass and the average number of survived larvae was determined [ 10 ]. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Researchl 5: A range of phytochemical compounds have been isolated from different senegalemsis parts.

The results of the present study are also in agreement with Ref. Galls extracts of G senegalensis are rich in totals polyphenol and in totals flavonoid content. However, extracts from galls of Guiera senegalensis demonstrated effective anti-inflammatory senefalensis which probably be related at least in part to its antioxidant activity that justifies its traditional use against inflammatory and xanthine oxidase -induced diseases.


A blue-green or black coloration indicated the presence of tannins [ 12 ]. We obtained almost the same yield for the two types of extractions.

The antioxidant content was determined using standard curves for ascorbic acid mg L The plant extract is prepared by boiling the leaves or soaking them in water [ 4 ]. Various chemical constituents are found in the extracts from galls of Guiera senegalensis such as tannins, flavonoids, anthocyanidins, alkaloids and steroids Lamien et al. Determination of total phenol and flavonoid content in the extracts: A fruit decoction is taken to stop hiccups and to treat rectal prolapse.

J of Pharmacy Research 3: The extracts were then kept in sterile bottles, under refrigerated conditions, until further use. Abstract The galls of Guiera senegalensis J. Many of these tests, however, are still at a preliminary level, and need to be followed by more detailed research.

The roots are used asa chew sticks and toothpicks. The inhibition activity of extracts or fractions on lipid peroxidation LPO was determined according to the thiobarbit uric acid method.

Gs leaves powder was mixed with 2 ml of chloroform and concentrated H 2 SO 4 was added sidewise. The powdered and boiled roots are considered a remedy for diarrhoea and dysentery[ ]. Decrease in lipid peroxidation by extracts from galls of Guiera senegalensis may be a result of it scavenging OH produced by FeCl 2 -H 2 O 2 and H 2 O 2 in senegaleniss reaction system Wang et al.