English forest anchomanes (Morton). SENEGAL: DIOLA éken (JB; K&A) = sucker (DF, The Gambia) SIERRA LEONE: KISSI n-dσndσ (FCD) MENDE kipσnσ (def. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Tuberous herb to 2m tall. Foliage: Solitary leaf to 2m tall and a spread up to 1m wide; leaf with 3 main branches, leaflets to. Common name, -. Synonym, Amorphophallus difformis. Other names, › Anchomanes difformis (Blume) Engl. Rank, SPECIES. Lineage, › cellular organisms.

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Amorphophallus difformis Blume Anchomanes dalzielii N. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden. The micrographs of the kidney of the rats in treatment group D that received the lowest dose of the crude extract of A.

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Crown Agents for the Colonies; They tend to gain height very anxhomanes and it will be at least 3 feet tall in about 5 – 6 weeks when I take it outdoors. Do not put too much value on conventional medicine. I grow Anchomanes Difformis in a pot and bring it indoors for the winter.

This study shows that Anchomanes difformis which is used in the treatment of different ailments is potentially toxic to the renal tissue.

Invitro antiplasmodial activity of plants used in Benin in traditional medicine to treat malaria. Please review our privacy policy. I have never taken it outside until the temps are 10 degrees or so higher. In this study, the severity of cellular distortion appears to be dose-dependent, with chances of toxicity with even mild doses consumed over a long duration.

However, its indiscriminate use is of no beneficial purpose unless its active pharmacological components are well identified, purified, and isolated for targeted ailments. Now containing plants. Taylor and Francis ; Moreover, the degree of toxicity appears to be dose-dependent.


Group D rats received the lowest dose of extract, that is, they were fed with g of feed mash and 50 g of plant extract. Staining was done using haematoxylin and eosin through the following steps: Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. The section revealed a detailed cortical parenchyma. The sectioned tissues were then cleared in xylene.

Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant. On Mar 27,tropicbreeze from noonamah, Australia wrote: Section of group D Male DM kidney with focal interstitial fibrosis avascular hypertrophy b. Meanwhile, approval for this work was obtained from the Department of Anatomy, University of Benin, Benin-city.

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Public enlightenment discouraging unrefined herbal practices needs to be intensified, as a stitch in time could save nine. In the end, the dose of the extract consumed by the various groups became significant enough to affect kidney damage across the groups regardless of the initial proportion of the extract in each group. Views Read Edit View history.

Post a comment about this plant. The weights of the Wistar rats were compared before and after the experiment Table 2. Further phytochemical studies by Tchiakpe et al. The dried crude extract was mixed with feed mash in different proportions depending on the group.

All rats were randomly divided into four groups. Found some interesting looking seeds clustered typically like an aroid so I collected some and put them in pots.

Group A, the control group, were fed with normal feeds and water ad libitumwithout the crude extract of A. The essence of the light anesthesia was to enable the grip on the animal before performing the cervical dislocation in line with the standard procedure as specified in the guidelines for the euthanasia of animals.


If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Also, the stalks are spiny and the tuberous rhizomes have eyes. Leaf unfurling Photograph by: Comparative Studies of the Phytochemical and Antimicrobial properties of the leaf, stem and tuber of Anchomanes difformis.

All groups were treated with the following regimen for two weeks. Chemical and Toxicological study of Anchomanes difformis Engl Herba hungarica.

Anchomanes difformis

Forest Anchomanes Anchomanes difformis was harvested from a bush at Oluku in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State of Nigeria, and dried under shade to prevent the degrading of its active constituents by sun rays.

This was late autumn last year. Anchomanes is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. Introduction Anchomanes difformis Blume Engl.

Revista Iberoamericana de micologia. Despite of the toxic effects of Araceae, species of several genera are also cultivated as food plants, mainly as subsistence crops in the tropical areas. Pathological or accidental cell death is regarded as necrotic and could result from extrinsic insults to the cell such as those caused by osmotic, thermal, toxic, and traumatic effect Farber et al.

It is unique in that it is among the very few Aroid’s that has spines on the stems, Pycnospatha being another. The dehydrated tissue was passed into xylene, a clearing agent to remove ethanol from the tissue. Publisher Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew. Leaves unfurling Photograph by: Care should be taken when using the crude extract of A.