It also supplies a dye, wood etc, and is occasionally used for food. The plant is cultivated for its medicinal uses in DR Congo, and is also used in shelterbelts and. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Alchornea. Names of Alchornea in various languages of the world are also given. Alchornea Cordifolia. The ethanolic leaf extract of Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. and Thonn.) Müll. Arg ( Euphorbiaceae), a widely used traditional medicinal plant was assessed for.

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The animals were housed in gauzed cages in the animal house behind the Biochemistry Department, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Alchornea cordifolia

Thank You very much for your usual coperation. Send Link Please send this link to: In Cameroon and Gabon the acidulous fruits are considered edible and are alcyornea used as bait to trap birds. It is possible that these constituents offered protection to the treated animals in the present study.

The presence of tannins and flavonoids may account for the increased colonic water and electrolyte reabsorption. Christmas bush, dovewood En.

Soil fertility enhancement by planted tree-fallow species in the humid lowlands of Cameroon. Alchornea cordifolia is a shrub or small tree distributed throughout tropical Africa.

The Iwo people of Nigeria chew the leaves as an appetizer. Journal of Ethnopharmacology Its use as an alley-cropping component is promising, especially as a mulch crop for restoration of soil fertility, but other, especially leguminous, species are preferred in most situations. Posting this in hopes of responses. Drink a glass of Cranberry juice daily for a month. In DR Congo the tree is reported to improve soil fertility and is known to be effective in restoring calcium levels in acid soils.


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Alchornea cordifolia – Wikipedia

As a mulch crop it has good potential for restoration of soil fertility considering its standing biomass, root distribution, nutrient content in the biomass, decomposition and nutrient release patterns, and association with mycorrhiza.

These diverse pharmacological actions have been linked to several active principles isolated from the leaves, root, and stem of A. It is one of the first trees to appear in vegetation dominated by Chromolaena odorata L.

Pipe stems are made from the branches with the pith removed. A C 20 homologue of vernolic acid, named alchornoic acid, was found in the seed oil.

There are 6 study abstracts related to Alchornea cordifolia Schumach.

Phytotherapy Research 18 Different leaf extracts showed a significant anti-anaemic activity by increasing the level of haemoglobin and iron in the blood after oral administration to anaemic rats. This early stage of liver injury may not necessarily reflect in elevation of liver enzymes. Analysis of these parameters is important since there are several reports of liver toxicity related to the use of medicinal plant products [ 22 ].

This Medicinal plants -related article is a stub. We wish to express our gratitude to Rev. This Euphorbiaceae -related article is a stub. In Nigeria field tests with Alchornea cordifolia showed that it is a promising alley crop. If you are able to help us in anyway, I would be most grateful. The leaves are eaten in West Africa and Congo as an emmenagogue and to facilitate delivery, and in Gabon as an abortifacient.


The slight increase in body weight alchorneea the day treatment can be ascribed to normal growth of the animals over the period. The wood is light, soft and perishable and is used for house construction, stakes and kitchen utensils, and also benches when large stems are available. In vivo anti-inflammatory activity of Alchornea cordifolia Schumach.

A decoction or paste of leafy twigs is applied as a wash to treat fever, malaria, rheumatic pains, enlarged spleen and as a lotion or poultice to sore feet; vapour baths can also be taken. Please I had this discharge from my penis whenever I urinate and when I went to the hospital Cordifoliq was asked to do corvifolia urethral swab culture and sensitivity test and when the results came I had I has Staphylococcus aureus as the bacteria causing that so I’m asking that what herbs can help cure it effectively as this bacteria is highly resistant to many antibiotics thank you.

The approximate nutrient composition of leaf meal for use in chicken feed was per g dry matter: If you can advise.