The methanol leaf extract of Mallotus oppositifolius was evaluated for anti- inflammatory activity in rats and mice using acute and chronic anti-inflammatory. Mallotus oppositifolius is widely distributed and occurs from Senegal east to Ethiopia and south to Angola and Mozambique, and also in Madagascar. Biochem Res Int. ; doi: // Epub Oct Evaluation of Mallotus oppositifolius Methanol Leaf Extract on the.

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The wood is used as firewood and to make poles for enclosures. Seeds almost globose, 3.

Mallotus oppositifolius Images – Useful Tropical Plants

The leaves have ingredients of common antidysentery, antimalarial, and anti-inflammatory remedies [ 8 ]. MP is also claimed to have antidiabetic activity by local healers in the South-East area of Nigeria.

To receive news and publication updates for Biochemistry Research International, enter your email address in the box below. A root and leaf paste is applied to treat convulsions, stomach-ache and chest pains.

Mallotus oppositifolius – Useful Tropical Plants

A steam bath with the leaves is taken to treat headache, epilepsy or mental illness. In eastern Africa a root maklotus is taken as an aphrodisiac.

Table 2 shows the effect of the extract on the liver MDA levels of diabetic rats. Volume 2, Families E—I. A leaf and fruit infusion is taken to treat dysentery and diarrhoea, or the leaves are added to food.


The fruits are eaten to treat malaria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 9 2: Diabetes mellitus DM is a multifactorial syndrome resulting from a variable interaction of hereditary and environmental factors.

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An infusion of the roots together with the seeds of Aframomum melegueta K. The total antioxidant activity of the Mallotus oppositifolius MP extract was estimated by the ferric reducing antioxidant power FRAP assay [ 16 ] and the 1,1-diphenylpicryl-hydrazyl DPPH photometric assay [ 17 ].

Crushed leaves or a leaf infusion are applied to treat urinary infections, venereal diseases, malaria, leprosy, chickenpox and female sterility.

The crushed leaves or leaf sap are applied to aching teeth and inflamed eyes. Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Series A, 47 9: Mallotus oppositifolius occurs in dry secondary forest undergrowth, forest edges and associated bushland or thickets, also along rivers, from sea-level up to m altitude. Mallotus oppositifolius can be coppiced and pollarded. The reduction of cholesterol levels observed in the present study coinciding with earlier reports unearths potential cardioprotective effects also of M.

Only few species occur in tropical Africa: Field guide to the oppositifoluus forest trees of Tanzania.

Thirty mature male albino rats were randomly divided into 5 groups Table 1.

Toxic and poisonous plants of Madagascar: The rats were fasted overnight before experimentation but were allowed free access to mallotue. The twigs are commonly used as chew sticks.


The mixtures were filtered with Whatman number 1 filter paper. Reviews on bioactive components oppksitifolius plants express that desirable biological and therapeutic activities observed with plants predominantly range between the alkaloid and flavonoid components [ 2021 ]. View at Google Scholar N.

Ethical guidelines in animal handling and use were strictly adhered to in the execution of the study. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. View at Google Scholar I. Woody plants of Ghana, with special reference to their uses. Indexed mallotue Web of Science.

The extract decreased the blood glucose levels of experimental rats significantlyin a dose-dependent manner Oppositifklius 1. Evaluation of the antimicrobial potential of medicinal plants from the Ivory Coast. Medicinal plants of the eastern region of Madagascar. The homogenised liver tissues were used to measure lipid peroxidation using malondialdehyde MDA levels as markers [ 14 ].