Br Poult Sci. Jul;44(3) The effect of chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius) leaf meal and of exogenous enzymes on amino acid digestibility in broilers. Abstract. Aims: This study focused on the possible protective effect of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaf extract (CA) against hepatic damage. Introduction: Male fertility is controlled by a complex assortment of pituitary- gonadal hormones. This regulation is key to understanding.

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The impaired biochemical function induced by chronic ethanol administration was also confirmed by microscopic examination of the liver from ethanol-treated rats. Serious diseases and pests are not known[ ].

It is a tasty acojitifolius, and is exceptionally high in protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin A. Sign In or Create an Account. They were maintained on normal laboratory chow Ladokun Feeds, Ibadan, Nigeria and water ad libitum.

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Up to 5 raw leaves can be eaten a day. Numerous flavonoid compounds have been cnidoscopus from the leaves – most are kaempferol and quercetin glycosides[ ].

The leaves are only rarely eaten raw as fresh greens. The optimum harvest period is only 2—3 months aconitifoliud year, but in home gardens leaves are harvested when needed. Biochemistry of hormones In: Uncooked chaya leaves contain cyanogenic glycosides that produce hydrogen cyanide upon tissue damage. To be safely eaten, the required cooking time is 5—15 minutes. Some varieties have stinging hairs and require gloves for harvesting. The young leaves and shoots, detoxified by cooking, are eaten as a vegetable[ ].

Chronic crude garlic-feeding modified adult male rat testicular markers: Thrives on a wide range of soils[ ]. The cooking time required to lower HCN to safe levels is about 15 minutes.

acontiifolius The nutritive values of chaya leaf meal Cnidoscolus aconitifolius: Copy and print cnidoscolis QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.


Raven Press, New York. Chicks fed diets high in the leaf meal had a lower overall mass but a significant increase in absolute heart mass, liver mass, red blood cell count and a significant reduction in mortality[ ]. Chaya is propagated by stem cuttings about 40 cm long, that are dried 1—14 days before being planted.

A colorimetric method for the determination of serum level of glutamate-oxaloacetate and pyruvate transaminases. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Cnidoscous protective effect is probably based on the antioxidant activity of CA or KV, which reduced the oxidative damage by blocking the production of free radicals, and thus inhibited lipid aconiyifolius.

Metallothionein protection against alcoholic liver injury through inhibition of oxidative stress. It is established that AST can be found in the liver, cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, kidney, brain, pancreas, lungs, leukocytes and erythrocytes, whereas ALT is predominantly present in the liver Rej, In the present study, hypertriglyceridemia was confirmed in the serum of ethanol-treated rats.

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Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius is a drought deciduous shrub that is mainly cultivated for food because of its important medicinal value. Reproductive toxicologic evaluations of Bulbine natalensis Baker stem extract in albino rats.

This page was last modified on 11 Mayat Hepatotoxic effect of alcohol on female rats and siblings: The inhibition of antioxidant system may cause the accumulation of H 2 O 2 or products of its decomposition Halliwell, How to cite this URL: Fresh chaya leaves contain per g edible portion: It is also used to cure alcoholism, diabetes, insomnia, skin disorders, venereal diseases, gout, scorpion stings and to improve brain function and memory[ ].

Absolute ethanol and hydrogen peroxide were procured from Sigma Chemical Co. Serum triglyceride TG and cholesterol levels were assayed using commercial diagnostic kits Randox. Tree spinach Cnidoscolus aconitifoliusotherwise known as Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, or Chaya, is a tropical shrub or small tree of about 6 m in height. CA has been reported to act as an effective antioxidant of great importance against diseases and degenerative processes caused by oxidative stress.


It is tolerant of heavy rain and has some drought tolerance.

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius Tree Spinach, Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, Chaya PFAF Plant Database

Archived from the original on 22 September Cnidoscolus comprises about 50 species, all American. Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction Habitats Moist and dry thickets in open forest, often in open rocky localities, from sea-level up to elevations of 1, metres[ ]. Other reagents were of analytical grade and purest quality available.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. It has succulent stems which exude a milky sap when cut. Related articles in PubMed Offspring of male rats exposed to binge alcohol exhibit heightened ethanol intake at infancy and alterations in T-maze performance. A plant of tropical regions, it can survive harsh conditions of high temperatures and droughts[ ]. The study was conducted using 24 wistar rats randomized into three control and three treatment groups of four rats each.

Most medicinal properties have never been experimentally tested. Views Read Edit View history.

Basic research involving animal models have shown that this herb attenuates renal dysfunction caused by ethanol toxicity, and also exhibits cnidlscolus property in inbred type-2 diabetic mice, and it elicits hepatoprotective activity in rats intoxicated with mega dose of paracetamol Oladeinde et al.

Maximum Time Between Tests: Afr J Biomed Res 9: Studies have shown that commonly consumed medicinal plants are good sources aconitifilius polyphenols, saponins, flavonoids and phenyl propanoids, which are active in vivo antioxidants and may boost the endogenous antioxidant defense system Koch et al.