Croton macrostachyus. Euphorbiaceae. Hochst. ex Ferret et Galinier. C. macrostachys: A representative tree at. Kakuzi Ranch, Kenya. (Paul K.A. Konuche). Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Delile is a species of the genus Croton L., Euphorbiaceae family, commonly known as the spurge family. In Kenya, leaves and roots from Croton macrostachyus are used as a traditional medicine for infectious diseases such as typhoid and measles.

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Additional literature, including preelectronic literature such as macrostachyuus, theses, and other grey materials were sourced from the University of Fort Hare library in South Africa.

Antimalarial Activity of Croton macrostachyus Stem Bark Extracts against Plasmodium berghei In Vivo

The survival of the mice in all the groups was checked twice a day. A number of pharmacological activities of C. Future research should focus on the mechanisms of action of bioactive constituents of the species to illustrate the correlation between the ethnomedicinal uses and pharmacological properties of the species.

The activity of C. Croton macrostachyus tree habit CopyLeft EcoPort. The crystals were analyzed by NMR spectroscopy.

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The wood is moderately soft, perishable and susceptible to attack by wood borers. Plant Collection and Extraction C. All experiments were referenced to the solvent peak.


The zones of inhibition mm were recorded from measurements crotoj the clear zones around the agar wells.

They showed signs of tremor on the third day. Based on the cytotoxicity studies done on C.

There is cross-cultural agreement among ethnomedicinal uses of C. View at Google Scholar I. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Last update on crotoj Antimicrobial and cytotoxic constituents from leaves of Sapium baccatum.

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Croton macrostachyus has potential as a possible source of a wide range of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of a wide range of both human and animal diseases and ailments. Croton macrostachyus Croton macrostachyus x – 19k – jpg www.

Woodland croton, forest fever tree, broad-leaved croton En. Parasitized erythrocytes RBC were counted in Giemsa stained thin films from tail macrotsachyus on day 4. A Treatise of Pharmacognosy.

Four pentacyclic triterpenoids with antifungal and antibacterial activity from Curtisia dentata Burm. The methanol extract was active against E. In Ethiopia Croton macrostachyus has many uses.

A bark maceration is drunk as an abortifacient and uterotonic, to expel a retained placenta. The aim of the present mafrostachyus was to test in vivo antiplasmodial activity of Croton macrostachyus H. The seeds are poisonous macrostacyhus are used to make fish poison, while crushed seed and leaves in water are taken to treat tapeworm infection; the seed is eaten to induce abortion and a fruit, bark or root decoction or raw fruit is taken to treat venereal diseases.


Croton macrostachyus – Useful Tropical Plants

However, the active compounds of the extracts have not been identified, and the antimalarial activity of C.

When testing methanol extracts of C. The mean annual rainfall varies from to mm. In the chemoprotective assay the impact of the ethyl acetate extract was linear and may imply the indirect role of lupeol. The results achieved in the present study are in accordance with previous results carried out by Suffredini et al. Citation in news articles.

A bark infusion is taken to treat chest problems and rheumatism. Because of their solubility properties one could conclude that the isobutanol and methanol extracts contained mixtures of these compounds.

Anderson is taken to treat jaundice and smallpox.