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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Straggling, laxly branched, evergreen dioecious shrub or small tree up to 8 m tall; young shoots erect, later becoming horizontal, hollow, glabrous. Views Read Edit View history. I do not need huge amounts, only 5 – 50 pounds, if possible. I can help with that. You may ask and answer a query. Its different parts had been used to treat diarrhoea, wounds, sores, and cuts [ 1 ]. A cold infusion of the dried and crushed leaves acts as a diuretic.

This study is therefore aimed at investigating the phytochemical composition and in vivo anti-malarial effect of ethanol and aqueous extracts of the leaves, stem bark and roots of the plant.

I am looking for a source of dried Alchornea Cordifolia leaves from Central Africa. 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. Dried leaves are a tea substitute.

Take decoction of leaves of Stinging Nettle every day for a week. Please send this link to: I really like this page for advising sake There are book citations related to Alchornea cordifolia Schumach. Effect of ethanolic extract of Alchorneacordifoliaon the serum biochemical parameters of rats treated with different doses of the extract. Is Alchornea leaf used for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis and candidiasis in women? These observations indicate that the treatment had no effect on alchorneea general condition and functional behaviour of the animals.


Some of these flavonoids have been demonstrated to inhibit nephrotoxicity because of its strong antioxidant activity [ 20 cordifola.

Alchornea cordifolia – Wikipedia

Leaves alternate, simple; stipules triangular, c. If you can advise. Do you know this herb by any other alchoornea Antimicrobial spectrum of Alchornea cordifolia leaf extract.

Different leaf extracts showed a significant anti-anaemic activity by increasing the level of haemoglobin and iron in zlchornea blood after oral administration to anaemic rats. The leaves are eaten in West Africa and Congo as an emmenagogue and to facilitate delivery, and in Gabon as an abortifacient.

This herb will take care of both, DVT and fibroids. The ethanol extract of the leaf exhibited mild in-vitro activity against Plasmodium falciparumwhereas chloroform and ether extracts were inactive. The rats were randomly distributed into five groups of alchornes animals each. Determination of tannin in some Ghanaian Plants.

In Cameroon and Gabon the acidulous fruits are considered edible and are also used as bait to trap birds.

Alchornea cordifolia – Useful Tropical Plants

In DR Congo the tree is reported to improve soil fertility and is known to be effective in restoring calcium levels in acid soils. Anti-inflammatory effects of crude methanolic extract and fractions of Alchornea cordifolia leaves. All the animals were monitored for another 14 days. The Iwo people of Nigeria chew the leaves as an appetizer. There were no lesions observed in the liver tissues of rats treated with the ethanol leaf extract of A.


Alchornea cordifolia leafy branch with infructescences.

Sub-Acute Toxicity Studies of Alchornea cordifolia Leaf Extract in Swiss Albino Rats

All the surviving animals were sacrificed after 28 days. Alchornea cordifolia is widespread in secondary forest and riverine forest, especially in marshy areas but sometimes in drier sites, from sea-level up to m altitude. This plant is used for treatment of a variety of diseases by traditional medical practitioners in Nigeria.

In Gabon bark and leaves are used to blacken cloth and pottery. Plants are most easily propagated from stem cuttings, which root in 9 weeks. Fancis The leaves of this plant called Alchornea Ccordifolia are crushed and its juice is squeezed out ; applied to the affected area. The haematopoetic system is an important index of physiological and pathological status in man ccordifolia animals [ 17 ] and a sensitive target for toxic compounds [ 18 ] since it is initially exposed to a high concentration of toxic agents.

How much of the herb tea would be needed for intestinal problems? Research Article Open Access.

Alchornea cordifolia extract has been patented for various other applications: 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 Article Title: