Metrics details Abstract The current work investigated the green and low-cost preparation of silver nanoparticles AgNPs using the aqueous extract from Launaea taraxacifolia leaf and studied its antimicrobial effects. The leaf extract was analysed in a gas chromatogram—mass spectrometer to assess the phytochemicals present. UV—Vis spectrophotometer was used to monitor the formation of AgNPs, the morphological assessment was performed by a scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive X-ray analysis was used to determine the elemental composition, the particle size and shape were studied using transmission electron microscopy, and the vibrational modes of bonds in the AgNPs were assessed by Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy. The AgNPs produced were spherical and in a size range of 9— Against P.

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Dakinos Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therefore, in vitro propagation protocol for this crop is being investigated. The number of launaez branches on maturity 80 DAP ranges from nine to ten per plant.

Increased lipid peroxidation and decreased activities of superoxide dismutase, glutathione, and catalase were also observed in cisplatin-exposed groups. Micronuclei are markers that provide information about the integrity of chromosome structure during nuclear division.

Plants in the shade did not flower at all. Research over the years has revealed that Launaea taraxacifolia possesses important pharmacological activities. Launaea taraxacifolia Willd. Amin ex y Thick roots develop later on in the season. Geneva; World Health Organization. Launada are book citations related to Launaea taraxacifolia Willd.

Using the UV-H 2 O 2 model, taraxacivolia investigators showed that structurally damaged DNA without protection from Launaea taraxacifolia leaf extract had the slowest mobility on the gel compared to native supercoiled circular DNA. Morphological parameters such as plant height, leaf length, leaf area and number of leaves were observed and measurements taken for all the plants at 2 weeks interval. Taraxwcifolia Useful Plants of West Africa. View at Google Scholar I.

Effects taraxacifoliaa shading on common water hemp Tarraxacifolia rudis growth and development. Free radicals may alter the generic structure of endogenous lipids, proteins, DNA, and other important molecules that may lead to tissue damage, triggering many diseases in that regard.

Faluyi who provided valuable inputs at various stages of the investigation. The medicinally important leafy vegetables of South West Nigeria. The pappus attached to the fruits allows their dispersal by wind. The leaves are arranged in a rosette form of and may sometimes be crowned with golden yellow corollas, which produces nm air-borne seeds. Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. Cisplatin is a platinum complexed drug that is clinically used as taraxacitolia adjuvant of cancers and is aimed at annihilating tumor cells.

The body ameliorates the effect of free radicals by synthesizing endogenous molecules, which mop up these radicals [ 37 ]. This would imply that Launaea taraxacifolia could be considered as a potential agent for managing lipid peroxidation during cellular oxidative stress.

Boyd and Murray also reported in a related experiment that plant height increases with decreasing irradiance until photosynthate production becomes limiting. It is also a good source of dietary fibre. The effect of light intensity and nitrogen fertilization on plant growth and leaf quality of ngo gai Eryngium foetidum L. Proximate composition and Mineral content of selected Tanzanian vegetables and the effect of traditional processing on the retention of ascorbic acid, riboflavin, thiamine.

Citation in web searches. BAP treatments at 2. The cardioprotective effect of aqueous extracts of L. Panetta reported that root systems developed more slowly and were smaller in shaded than in unshaded seedlings of Baccharis halimifolia. In tests with animals in Ghana, leaves of Launaea taraxacifolia showed a cholesterol-lowering effect. Pretreatment of rats with L. Launaea taraxacifolia — Useful Tropical Plants Perennial herb up to cm tall, with creeping root system; stem erect, often woody at base.

The achenes were observed to be of two kinds; black achenes which appear to be filled and with embryos but fewer in number and appear only in flowers with pappus ready for dispersal and the light brown seeds that are smaller and numerous Fig. This is to be expected, as HepG2 cell lines are immortalized human carcinoma cells.

Journal of basic and applied sciencesvol. This included time of bud formation, distribution of flowers on the flowering stalk and number of flowering branches. The report added that, in Africa and the Western World, the use of traditional medicine is on the rise. After the leaves have been harvested, they are either used fresh or they are boiled and rolled into balls for sale at the market.

For proximate analysisthe fresh leaves were macerated in a mortar with Na 2 CO 3 in order to aid digestion Table 1. Nutritional potentials of some tropical vegetable leaf meals: Histological studies of kidney tissues showed an insignificant change in tubular epithelium in L. In northern Nigeria plants are fed to nursing cattle to increase milk production, and yanrin is given to livestock to induce multiple births.

Research into its cultivation as a vegetable and into the medicinal properties of this taraxavifolia is warranted. Some patients take orthodox drug such as antihypertensive drugs, hypoglycaemics, and antiretroviral therapy HAART in conjunction with traditional garaxacifolia.

It is found in the Family Asteraceae or Compositae. Jeffrey is a herb taraaxcifolia mostly in tropical Africa. Related Posts



Medicinal plants are part of the healthcare systems worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries. African lettuce Launaea taraxacifolia is cultivated extensively in Africa, from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia and Tanzania in the east, and in Southern Africa. Potential anticancer effects of L. We investigated the effects of crude aqueous extracts of L. Antiproliferative and apoptotic effects were evaluated using the MTT [3- 4,5-dimethylthiazolyl -2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide] assay and flow cytometry, while examining, in parallel, the genes regulating apoptosis and cell cycle in this cell culture model.


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J Diet Suppl. Epub Mar 1. Owoeye O 1 , Arinola GO 2. Mercuric chloride is an environmental pollutant that affects the nervous systems of mammals. Oxidative damage is one of the mechanisms of its toxicity, and antioxidants should mitigate this effect. A vegetable with antioxidant activity is Launaea taraxacifolia, whose ethanolic extract EELT was investigated in this experiment to determine its effect against mercuric chloride MC intoxication in rat brain.

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