Hypoxis hemerocallidea is one of Southern Africa’s most important and popular medicinal plants. It is used for a wide a range of traditional. Background. Hypoxis hemerocallidea is a native plant that grows in the Southern African regions and is well known for its beneficial medicinal effects in the. Phytother Res. Feb;23(2) doi: /ptr ‘African potato’ ( Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm): a plant-medicine for modern and 21st century.

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Other species in the genus are also toxic to humans H. Consumption of alcohol was forbidden from 4 days before the study, and caffeine and grapefruit juice were restricted from 48 hours before the study.

Sun The area is in full sun for all or most of the day, all year round. Wild Garden An indigenous garden planted for the benefit of wildlife and birds. Hyperglycemia induces apoptosis in rat liver through the increase of hydroxyl radical: Discussion Medicinal plants possess potent therapeutic metabolites that have been linked to the medicinal values or medicinal activities of plants [ 27 ].

Hypoinsulinemia triggers lypolysis resulting in excess free hypoxiss acids FFAs accumulations and storage in the hepatic tissue resulting in hypertrophy [ 35 ]. Oxidative stress has been documented as a critical participant in the pathogenesis of various diseases as it causes damage to cellular components resulting in loss of cellular function [ 39 ]. Diabetes mellitus is associated with rapid weight loss as a consequence of uncontrolled catabolism of structural proteins as a compensatory response against abnormal carbohydrate metabolism.

Concomitant use of NHPs with orthodox medicines may affect the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics through drug interaction mechanisms.


Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Spring to Summer Plants will seldom bloom for the entire season as given in the list, but should flower during a period within these parameters. Effect of St John’s wort and ginseng on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of warfarin in healthy subjects. While cultivating a piece of earth a few years ago for the vegetable patch I accidently damaged one of these corms as it has not yet made leaves and I could not see the plant.

Role of membranes on the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities of the bioactive compounds from Hypoxis rooperi corm extract. The Thermo Scientific Pierce BCA protein assay kit was used for the colorimetric detection and quantitation of protein. Prescription and over-the-counter medicines were restricted from 1 week before each phase until the last blood sample had been taken hemdrocallidea the end of the study.

Blood samples were collected hemerocwllidea Vacutainers containing potassium EDTA as the anticoagulant at the following time intervals: In vitro evaluation of human cytochrome P and P-glycoprotein-mediated metabolism of some phytochemicals in extracts and formulations of African potato.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea | Kumbula Indigenous Nursery

The leaves and tuber are used as a dye and give a black colour, which is used to blacken floors. The ferric reducing antioxidant power assay FRAP was also performed to assess and confirm the presence of functional recovery in the treated groups after induction of diabetes with STZ.

Self-reported use of traditional, complementary and over-the-counter medicines by HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral hemerrocallidea in Pretoria, South Africa. Hence, co-administration of AP is unlikely to affect the clinical usage of efavirenz. African herbal medicines in the treatment of HIV: The style is short and fat, carrying the robust stigma. All animals used received humane care from trained personnel and were treated hemeerocallidea respect according to the principles of Laboratory Animal Care of the National Society of Medical Research and the National Institutes of Health Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the National Academy of Sciences [ 23 ].


The corm is bright yellow when freshly cut and has an unpleasant bitter taste.

Filler Either a fast growing tree or shrub used temporarily hemeroocallidea fill in an area while the permanent plants grow to a desired size, or a plant used to fill gaps in borders or beds. Gibaldi M, Perrier D. The bulbs lose their leaves in autumn and are dormant in winter when they need to be kept dry. The large dark brown tuber is covered with hemerocallidwa hairs, and is bright yellow when freshly cut.

Ethical approval was granted by the Rhodes University Ethical Standards Committee; the study was conducted according to the South African Good Clinical Trials guidelines 22 and Declaration of Hemerpcallidea and its amendments. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol ; Plant regeneration and biochemical accumulation of hydroxybenzoic and hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives in Hypoxis hemerocallidea organ and callus cultures. Suitability of Acacia xanthophloea for dry climates BoxBellvilleSouth Africa.

Ground Cover Low-lying plants that spread fast, require minimal maintenance, and cover large expanses or bare areas between bulbs or shrubs.

A single-dose, two-phase sequential study was conducted in healthy male volunteers under fasting conditions. Chemistry, Life Sciences and Geoscience. Psychol Health Med ;