Erect shrubs with unbranched globose leafsheaths formed into a pseudostem of cm diam. Leaves spirally arranged, 3 x m, oblong, entire with. Ensete superbum, or cliff banana, is native to India and has a conical pseudo- stem made up of overlapping leaf sheaths. Its bright green leaves. Ensete superbum. This beautiful, very large ornamental banana from India has a bottle-shaped, blueish, waxy (pseudo-)trunk and enormous leaves. It is suitable.

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The whole extract ESSE was collected, filtered and further concentrated in vacuum under pressure using rotary flash evaporator. Excessive harvesting and destruction of immature fruit by monkeys threaten the species in its habitat.

The inflorescence is a curved terminal spike on a robust peduncle, 0, m long, with groups of flowers arranged on two series along the supefbum axis, each one covered by thick ovate bracts, about 25 cm long and 20 cm broad, opening in succession, persistent, of reddish brown colour.

Thromboxane in the pathogenesis of glomerular injury in diabetes. Erect shrubs with unbranched globose leafsheaths formed into a pseudostem of cm diam. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The leaves are bright green in colour on both sides with a deeply grooved and short petiole. These results suggest that the antioxidant effect of E. Glycosylated hemoglobin HbA1c was estimated by commercial diagnostic kit based on ion exchange method This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.


The antioxidant enzymes in kidney homogenate were evaluated by standard superbjm 22 – Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat Ensete superbum August 5, at 7: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Experimental design Rats were divided into four groups comprising six rats in each group.

January 24th, by Giuseppe Mazza. I’ve always liked how ensetes look like big shuttlecocks, kinda like birds nest ferns!

The species has also a special religious meaning in the Buddhist culture and is planted close to the monasteries. The images were analyzed using the Digipro software Germany. Its bright green leaves, reaching six feet in length, drop during winter.

Ensete superbum

This rare plant in now on display in the Enid A. Status and potential of wild edible plants of Arunachal Pradesh. The dried extract was suspended in distilled water and used for experimental study.

It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. Some common plants used by Kurichiar tribes of Tiruneli Forest, Wayanad District, Kerala in medicine and other traditional uses.

Kidneys were collected in ice-cold containers for analysis of various biochemical parameters. Reduction in total protein and albumin levels were noticed in diabetic rats and this is consistent with the previous reports Superbmu this context, various studies have reported the diminished activities of these enzymatic antioxidants in the diabetic kidney and several compounds with antioxidant activity have been shown to improve the activity of these enzymes.


This banana, unlike many others, does not produce suckers and only reproduces by seed.

Blood Glucose, total protein, albumin and renal function markers such as urea, uric acid, creatinine and blood urea nitrogen BUN were determined spectrophotometrically using commercial diagnostic kits under the instructions provided by the manufacturer Erba diagnostics, India. Blood was collected in clean, dry test tubes and centrifuged supergum rpm for about 10 min to obtain blood serum.

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Indian J Biochem Biophys. Since diabetes state increases oxidative stress, activities of these enzymatic antioxidants were found to be decreased in diabetic rats. Intragastric administration of ESSE was continued for 60 days. Group I was normal control rats; group II consisted of normal rats treated with E. The decline in protein and albumin may be due to microalbuminuria and proteinuria, which are important clinical markers of diabetic nephropathy 33 Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy.

Hyperglycemia was allowed to develop over a minimum period of 48 hr.