Costus afer is an evergreen Perennial growing to 4 m (13ft) by 4 m (13ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The flowers are pollinated by Insects. Suitable. The stem, seeds and rhizome contain several steroidal sapogenins, of which diosgenin is the most important one. The rhizome yields % diosgenin. Costus afer is commonly used as a medicinal plant throughout tropical Africa. An infusion of the inflorescence is taken to treat tachycardia. The same infusion or.

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The extracts delayed arachidonic acid and castor oil-induced diarrhoea in rats. A decoction of the powdered fruits is used as a cough medicine[ 46 ]. Right plant wrong place.

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J Altern Complement Med. View at Google Scholar A. Citation in scholarly articles. With ethyl acetate extracts, the leaf and the rhizome showed comparable effect and more activity than the stem, while for the water extracts, leaf had intermediate activities comparable to those of rhizome and stem. Angiosperms Sapotaceae to Zingiberaceae. affr

The feed and fluid intake increased in a dose dependent manner. Sagar K, Vidyasagar GM. In Cstus Congo the stems are used in house construction.


Another species of cistus the seed contains high concentrations of diosgenin is fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum L. Flowers are bisexual and zygomorphic [ 7 ]. Click on “show more” to view them. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

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The rhizome yields 0. Bart Wursten x – 6k – jpg www. The smoke of the dried stem is inhaled to treat coughs[ ]. All extracts inhibited -amylase and -glucosidase activities. Mixed inhibitor has equal affinities for the affr enzyme and the enzyme substrate complex and does not affect the binding of the substrate [ 26 ]. A survey of the diversity of plants utilized for small ruminant feeding in south-eastern Nigeria.

The effect of C. In Ethiopia Costus afer is harvested on a large scale from the wild for medicinal purposes, resulting in diminishing numbers. Amounts cstus products liberated reducing sugars as maltose and p-nitrophenol, resp. Views Read Edit View history. Distribution of bioactive components in the different parts cosyus Costus afer. All plant pages have their own unique code.

There are citation in web searches related to Costus afer Ker Gawl. The saponin fraction from afe rhizomes and the methanolic leaf extract showed significant abortifacient activity in rats. Bart Wursten x – 4k – jpg www. The stem is strongly diuretic[ ].


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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The pulped stem taken in water is strongly diuretic.

Costus afer Ker Gawl. Samples were rinsed with tap water, chopped into small pieces, air-dried at room temperature, and then pulverized into fine powder.

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The stems and rhizomes are cut into pieces 2. Niger J Pure Appl Sci. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below.

Ethyl acetate rhizome and methanol leaf extracts exhibited the best inhibitory activity against codtus and -glucosidase IC Flora of tropical East Africa. Advantages and disadvantages of the use of real-world complex mixtures. FA Davis Company; Free radicals, secreted by macrophages, T-cells, and natural killer cells as body defense, may still cause damage to -cells [ 3 ].