Amphipterygium adstringens is a plant widely used in Mexican traditional medicine for its known anti-inflammatory and antiulcer properties. Amphipterygium adstringens is a deciduous shrub or small tree, commonly growing about 3 – 6 metres tall, with a broad and rather flat or sometimes narrow . PDF | Extracts from the bark of Amphipterygium adstringens, known as Cuachalalate, is in Mexico commonly used to treat several gastrointestinal disorders.

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Pure chlorhexidine positive control showed a MIC of 0. The colon length was This plant usually blooms in the summer, from June to August, and tends to fructify produce fruits from August to January. Effect of AaEE on the survival ratio of mice.

These phytochemicals compounds of AaEE have been found to induce a wide spectrum of activities such as reduction in oxidative stress, suppression of inflammation, and cell proliferation and modulating numerous signal transduction pathways. There are sepals adztringens the flower all ranging amphipterygkum 1. Effect of 6-nonadecyl salicylic acid and its methyl ester on the induction of micronuclei in polychromatic erythrocytes in mouse peripheral blood.

Antioxidant, antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of selected medicinal plants from Yemen. Total Phenolic Content The Folin-Ciocalteu method [ 22 ] was used to determine the total phenolic content of a 0.

The reduction of pathogens associated with systemic and oral infections, using natural products to inhibit the ability to form biofilms, could be an effective approach to prevent and control oral diseases.

Published online Aug It is demonstrated here for the first time that oral administration of AaEE effectively attenuates colonic inflammation in amphipteryglum. Methanol was used as the blank sample. Addtringens other projects Wikispecies. In another study, naringenin ameliorated DSS-induced colitis by restoring the expression of tight junction proteins such as occludin, junctional adhesion molecule-A, and claudin-3 [ 46 ].


With this amhpipterygium, the present study has evaluated for the first time the potential application of ethanolic extract from A. The standard treatments for colitis are generally immunosuppressant and anti- inflammatory drugs, which have many undesirable side effects. On the other hand, inflammatory responses play a critical role in the pathogenesis of UC.

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Amphipterygium adstringens

In addition, we found that the colon was significantly shorter in the DSS-treated mice Rt min Name Type 8. Botanical drugs as an emerging strategy in inflammatory bowel disease: Amphipterygium adstringens Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal. Experimental colitis models have been used to identify therapeutic agents and elucidate the underlying physiologic mechanisms of UC. Antioxidant and cyclooxygenase inhibitory phenolic compounds from Ocimum sanctum Linn.

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On the other hand, biocidal activity against periodontopathogens showed that the crude extract of A. Similarly, low TGI values for Amphipterhgium were proved in every tumor cell line included in the selected panel. This data confirms that complex mixtures of plants, essential oils, and natural alternative therapeutics that have been widely used in traditional medicine represent an effective, safe, and evidence based treatment for acute and chronic infections as well as chronic health conditions.

After filtration, the solvent was evaporated under amhipterygium pressure, generating the ethanol extract AaEE.

Naringenin is another important flavonoids present in AaEE. The activity of antioxidant enzymes in colonic tissues of control and experimental group of mice is shown in Figure 4. The distinguishing factor of this tree is its bark.


Melatonin prevents ethanol-induced gastric mucosal damage possibly due to its antioxidant effect. The method is based on the reaction of the enzyme with methanol in the presence of an optimal concentration of H 2 O 2.

Amphipterygium adstringens – Useful Tropical Plants

View at Google Scholar A. Antioxidant activity and phenolic compounds adstfingens selected herbs. These results are consistent with previous work demonstrating higher sensitivity of S. Its amphipterytium peduncle averages at. Treatments for these infections have grown to be a great challenge, because of a rise in the frequency of infections and an increasing resistance to standard antifungal therapy.

Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Archived from the original on Natural molecules and products reemerge as promising sources of complex multitarget mixtures that are used as alternative therapeutic agents for various axstringens, including infections and chronic diseases [ 12 ], such as oral diseases [ 3 — 5 ] or digestive cancers [ 6 ].

The histological scores indicate that treatment with AaEE decreased mucosal damage characterized by loss of crypt glands and epithelium destruction and inhibited colon shortening as observed in the DSS-alone group.

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The most sought after part of the plant is its bark. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Digestive Diseases and Sciences. Calculations were performed using GraphPad Prism version 6.

Principles of the bark of Amphipterygium adstringens (Julianaceae) with anti-inflammatory activity.

Antioxidant activity, total phenolic and flavonoid content of Morinda citrifolia fruit extracts from various extraction amphpterygium. European Journal of Pharmacology. Microorganisms in Industry and Environment: