Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Shrub to small tree, able to grow up to about 3 m tall. Foliage: Leaves green, palmately 3 – 5 lobed, measuring up to 15 cm long . The tree spinach (Cnidoscolus chayamansa McVaughn, Euphorbiaceae), called “chaya” in south Texas, is popular in Mexico and Central. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Pharmacognostical studies on Cnidoscolus chayamansa leaves | The tree spinach Cnidoscolus chayamansa Mc Vaugh.

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Considering its long-standing use in folk medicine, which suggests the relative safety of the plant, and chayamqnsa presence of many known antibacterial polyphenolic compounds responsible for its antibacterial activity, the results show that M.

Specimens were collected at elevations from 62 m to m. The type of inhibition against HRAR was uncompetitive. Such extracts have shown toxicity to insects, which has positioned them as a common alternative in programs of integrated pest management.

Cnidoscolus chayamansa

Field investigations highlighted the use of Psidium acutangulum Mart. These findings were attributed to the increasing concentration of fibre with increasing dietary CLM. Thereafter, the feeding trial was terminated, the serum of the blood was prepared, and the liver, spleen, intestine, and organ were isolated for gross pathological investigation.

The results of the study revealed that there was a significant increase P Antiplasmodial and anti-inflammatory effects of an antimalarial remedy from the Wayana Amerindians, French Guiana: Alcoholic and aqueous extracts of selected plants had hemolytic activity depending on the concentration of saponins. These were similar to those on cassava. It also exhibited significant anti-inflammatory activity in vitro in a [Concentrations of alkaloids, cyanogenic glycosides, polyphenols and saponins in selected medicinal plants from Ecuador and their relationship with acute toxicity against Artemia salina].


They are consumed in both rural and urban areas in those places as a main food, food ingredient or traditional medicine. In experiment 1, the birds fed on the maize-soyabean diet had a higher p Morphological and genetic diversity of camu-camu [Myrciaria dubia Kunth McVaugh ] in the Peruvian Amazon.

Traditionally leaves are immersed and simmered for 20 minutes and then served with oil or butter. Moreover, new anti-infective biomaterials and nanomaterials could be designed through the incorporation of M. The extract showed modest antibacterial activity against all tested bacteria, with the exception of E.

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The use of gloves during harvesting is suggested to protect the hands from spines. The analysis did not reveal statistically significant differences for most of the morphological descriptors.

Our goal was then to investigate on the origin of the biological activity of the traditional remedy, and eventually characterize dnidoscolus constituents. It is a tasty cnudoscolus, and is exceptionally high in protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin A. Plants in the Chayamansa Group syn. On the other hand, benzaldehyde 3; In this research, concentrations of the mentioned secondary metabolites were determined in the medicinal plants Artemisia absinthium, Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, Parthenium hysterophorus, Chayamnasa carpunya and Taraxacum officinale, from Ecuador, and related with cytotoxic effects against Artemia salina.

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature concerning the bioactive properties of faveleira products. Progress in New Crops: The leaves of C. PubMed Jaramillo Jaramillo, Carmita; Jaramillo Espinoza, Anyi; D’Armas, Haydelba; Troccoli, Luis; Rojas de Astudillo, Luisa Alkaloids, polyphenols, cyanogenic glycosides and saponins are among the main chemical compounds synthesized by plants but not chayamnasa essential for their basic metabolism.

Food intake, weight gain and the food: In the second experiment, there were three diets based on maize and soybean: Cnidoscolus chayamansa McVaugh [3] Jatropha aconitifolia Mill.


The concentrations of Ca, K, Mg and P in these leafy vegetables were 0. Aldose reductase inhibitors from the leaves of Myrciaria dubia H. Bauhinia forficata showed antimicrobial activity only against C. Our work demonstrated that the faveleira seed oil has low acidity 0. Chaya is also used as a traditional remedy for the treatment of diabetes, rheumatism, gastrointestinal disorders and inflammation-related diseases.

In this respect chaya is similar to cassava. Alcoholic and aqueous extracts from leaves of these selected plants were prepared at different concentrations.

Retrieved 31 May Ethnobotany is an adequate tool to identify the most import wild edible plants used by local people and to develop strategies for its sustainable use and policy making. In vitro antibacterial and antimycobacterial activities were determined by disc diffusion and MABA assays, respectively; antiprotozoal test by means of the sub-culture test.

Finally, the acute toxicity was determined using Lorke’s method. Performance of broilers fed on diets containing different amounts of chaya Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaf meal. They contain a high content of hydrocyanic acid.

HS/MV Chaya?Cnidoscolus chayamansa McVaugh

The species is valued for its high content of fruit-based vitamin C. It has succulent stems which exude a milky sap when cut.

Since most gardeners need only a few leaves at a time, one plant harvested on a continuous basis is adequate. Only the digestibilities of alanine, arginine and proline were lower in birds fed on CLM than in those fed on the control diet. All these results are relevant for a better understanding of the therapeutic used of Cnidoscolus chayamansa in the Mexican traditional medicine and highlights its cardioprotective potential.