The rootstock of Cochlospermum tinctorium is collected from the wild and yields a brown-yellow dye, used for dyeing cloth (cotton), thread, mats, basketware and. Category: information only not used for fragrances or flavors. Recommendation for cochlospermum tinctorium oil usage levels up to: not for fragrance use. PDF | Methanol extract of the root of Cochlospermum tinctorium was evaluated for antibacterial activities using hole-in-plate bioassay technique against.

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Research Journal of Medicinal Plants Volume 3 1: Further investigation using bioactivity guided fractionation is currently going on to determine the active constituent s in our laboratory. Viable counts were calculated to give cfu mL -1 and kill curve were plotted with time against logarithm of the viable count.

BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Africa.

Antiplasmodial compounds from Cochlospermum tinctorium. Carrageenan-induced hind paw edema Wister rats were divided into five groups each containing five rats. Flavonoids, tannins and saponins have been reported to possess analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities.

Plant products as antimicrobial agents. Results of phytochemical screening. Screening plant for new medicines. Anti-ulcer- radical scavenging — and immunomodulating activities of polymers in the aqueous extract of the roots. Research Journal of Medicinal Plants, 3: Few pharmacological studies have been conducted on the plant. Inflorescence a few-flowered panicle or raceme, usually produced at ground level from the rootstock, sometimes appearing on top of leafy shoots.

The present study suggests that the aqueous methanol leaf, root, and root bark extracts of Cochlopermum tinctorium possess analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities which lend some credence to the ethnomedical claim of the use of the plant in the management of pain and inflammatory conditions.


Cochlospermum tinctorium

It is a shrub that grows up to 10 m high. Cochlospermum comprises 12 species, 5 of these occurring wild in Africa. It has widespread occurrence in the savannah and shrub land throughout the drier areas of West Africa region.

The mean reaction time for the groups was pooled to obtain the final control mean reaction time Tb. Tinctoruim studies on the anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of methanolic fraction of the root of Tragia involucrate.

Unripe fruits are eaten by hunters to allay thirst. The kill kinetics of Azadirachta indica a juss Meliaceae extracts on Staphylococcus aureusEscherichia coliPseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans. In Nigeria, as in other African countries, several roots, leaves, fruits and barks of plants are used for different medicinal purposes; some of which have been discovered in many researches to be rich in secondary metabolites like tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, steroids and volatile oils which are responsible for their therapeutic activities Cowan, ; Rabe and Vanstoden, The ability of the extracts to significantly reduce the paw edema suggests that they possess anti-inflammatory activities.


Annual leafy shoots are produced from the rootstock in the rainy season. Tests on mice showed that arjunolic acid isolated from the rootstock has considerable inhibitory effects on skin tumour promoters.

cochlospermum tinctorium oil

They were then size-reduced separately into coarse powder with a pestle and mortar. Flora of West Tropical Africa. The extracts at the various doses tested afforded varying protection against thermal stimulus in mice. Aqueous Methanol Extracts of Cochlospermum tinctorium A. The dye is also used to colour shea butter and cooking oil to which it possibly also imparts some flavour.

Inhibitory effects of triterpenes from Cochlospermum tinctorium on Epstein-Barr virus activation. Briefly; the method was divided into two phases. These metabolites have been shown to be responsible for various therapeutic activities of medicinal plant s Trease and Evans, McGraw Hill Co Inc; Cochlospermum tinctorium Cochlospermum tinctorium Perr.


These findings are in agreement with the findings of Holetz et al. Investigation of antiplasmodial compounds from two plants, Cochlospermum tinctorium a rich and Gardernia sokotensis hutch.

Antiinflammtory and Antinociceptive Activities of methanolic extract of the leaves of Fraxinus floribunda Wallich. The rootstock of Cochlospermum tinctorium is collected from the wild and yields a brown-yellow dye, used for dyeing cloth cottonthread, mats, basketware and ornaments, and rarely also leather.

Planta Medica 65 4: Further studies on the hepatoprotective effects of C. Nil Conflict of Interest: Antinociceptive activity of the alkaloid extract from Kopsia macrophylla leaves in mice.

The animals were fed on standard laboratory animal diet and water ad libitum. The parts of the plants namely leaves, root and root bark were cleaned, separated and dried under shade. Rich and Vernonia kotschyana Sch. Phytochemical and antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extract of Landolphia owariensis leaf.

Cochlospermum tinctorium – Useful Tropical Plants

Cochlospermaceae Res J Med Plants. Cochlospermum tinctorium is widespread and does not seem to be in danger of genetic erosion. Antihepatotoxic actions of Cochlospermum tinctorium rhizomes. Kuntze or by the addition cochllospermum indigo.

To our knowledge, there is no report on the analgesic and anti-inflammatory potentials of the plant in the literature. The leaf shape in Cochlospermum tinctorium is variable, sometimes causing confusion with Cochlospermum intermedium Mildbr.

These findings therefore support the local use of C.