The leaves, stem bark and root bark of Ekebergia senegalensis, which has some traditional medicinal applications were investigated. Phytochemical analysis. PDF | The study on the analgesic activities of aqueous extract of Ekebergia senegalensis A. Juss stem bark in albino rats was carried out. Rats were. Ekebergia senegalensis. (),. Ekebergia rueppelliana. (Fresen.) A. Rich. (),. Ekebergia mildbraedii. Harms (). Vernacular names. Cape ash.
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African Journal of Biotechnology
The seeds can be sown in trays filled with river sand or normal potting soil and should be covered with only a thin layer of soil up to 5 mm. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. The growth of both drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was inhibited by bark extracts of Ekebergia capensis at a concentration of 0.
Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. Ekebergia capensis young tree habit.
Ekebergia capensis is planted as an ornamental, particularly as a roadside tree, but also as a garden tree for its attractively coloured fruits and for shade. Ekebergia capensis is widespread, from Senegal east to Eritrea and Ethiopia, and south to Botswana, eastern South Africa and Swaziland. Ekebergia capensis Ekebergia capensis A. Citation in scholarly articles. South African Journal of Botany 69 3: There are 5 study abstracts related to Ekebergia capensis Sparrm. The wood is only used locally and has no importance on the international market.
The bark, roots and leaves are widely used in traditional medicine. The seeds can be sown in trays filled with river sand or normal potting soil and should be covered with only a thin layer of soil up to 5 mm.
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The foliage is browsed senegalsnsis livestock in the dry season. The wood is occasionally used, e. Box senegalensjs, Nairobi, Kenya. The wood is locally valued for furniture, and it is also used for light construction, poles and tool handles. The heartwood is moderately permeable for preservatives, the sapwood permeable.
A fleshy fruit containing four seeds appears green and then turns bright red as it ripens in autumn. BoxAH Senegalensiss, Netherlands. Hofmeyr is a small tree up to 6 —10 m tall, endemic to eastern South Africa. Fresh seeds start germinating after 4—9 weeks. Cape senegalensiss makes a good shade in the garden. It is not durable and is susceptible to blue stain and insect attacks. The wood has good veneering and moulding properties.
The fruit is edible but usually not much liked. The fruit is edible but usually not much liked. The wood is used by Zulu people to facilitate childbirth. The fruits are edible. The wood is moderately stable in service. Kew Bulletin, Additional Series 15, H. The wood is easy to saw and work with both hand and machine tools. Cape ash is often confused with the wild plum Harpephyllum caffrum. The roots are used in traditional medicine to treat painful menstruation, abdominal pain, loss of appetite and as an aphrodisiac.
Decoctions from roots are used to treat headaches, heartburn and for chronic coughs. For a multipurpose tree of such wide occurrence, surprisingly little is known on growth, propagation and management of Ekebergia capensis in cultivation.
It is also used snegalensis tanning. Although it is commonly called the Cape ash, this tree is not related to the true ashes Fraxinus sp. Charred pulverized roots are sniffed for treatment of headache and blocked nose.
West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Ekebergia senegalensis
Tip or hardwood cuttings can be planted in trays filled with river sand or can be planted directly into the ground as truncheons. In-vivo tests in mice showed significant suppression of chloroquine-tolerant Plasmodium berghei by Ekebergia capensis bark and leaf extracts.
Showing 0 of 0 comments. Tip cuttings or hardwood cuttings have been used successfully, and these can be planted in trays filled with river sand; truncheons can be planted directly into the field. The growth of both drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was inhibited by bark extracts of Ekebergia capensis at a concentration of 0.