The leaves, stem bark and root bark of Ekebergia senegalensis, which has some traditional medicinal applications were investigated. Phytochemical analysis. PDF | The study on the analgesic activities of aqueous extract of Ekebergia senegalensis A. Juss stem bark in albino rats was carried out. Rats were. Ekebergia senegalensis. (),. Ekebergia rueppelliana. (Fresen.) A. Rich. (),. Ekebergia mildbraedii. Harms (). Vernacular names. Cape ash.

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Bark and roots have been ekebergix as ordeal poisons. The grain is straight, texture moderately fine to coarse. Ekebergia capensis wood in tangential section. Ekebergia capensis Ekebergia capensis L x – 68k – jpg www.

Unspecified parts of the tree are used magically to protect the chief from witchcraft. The wood aenegalensis moderately stable in service. Spring, Early Summer PH: The root is chewed as an expectorant. Leaf macerations are used internally or externally to treat headache, fever, cough and skin complaints, and they are taken as a vermifuge.

In East and southern Africa it is found in montane and riverine forest at — m altitude, but also in savanna woodland and wooded grassland, and then often on termite mounds. Ekebergia capensis Ekebergia capensis A. Soak stored seeds in water for a day and then scrub with a brush to remove the fleshy part. Tests on guinea-pig uterine smooth muscle showed uterotonic activity of wood extracts of Ekebergia capensis ; the active compounds isolated were sdnegalensis as oleanonic acid and 3-epioleanolic acid.


Volume 2, part 1. This is a tropical and subtropical family of trees and senevalensis. The fruits are edible. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. South African Journal of Botany 69 3: Tip cuttings or hardwood cuttings have been used successfully, and these can be planted senegalrnsis trays filled with river sand; truncheons can be planted directly into the field.

Ekebergia capensis – Viquipèdia, l’enciclopèdia lliure

However, in Uganda and parts of Ethiopia it is considered threatened. The wood should be treated with preservatives and anti-stain solution immediately after drying.

Decoctions from roots are used to treat headaches, heartburn and for chronic coughs.

Soaking the seeds in water for one day and subsequent scrubbing with a brush promotes germination. Bark decoctions, infusions and macerations are taken to treat gastritis, heartburn, dysentery, epilepsy, gonorrhoea and as vermifuge, and are applied externally to ulcers, abscesses, boils, scabies, acne, pimples and itching skin. Medicinal Plants of South Africa. Boring and mortising do not cause problems.

Given its wide senegqlensis adaptation and apparently fair growth rates, it senegalfnsis wider testing in agroforestry systems. It is indistinctly demarcated from the sapwood.

Ekebergia capensis

Therefore, there is no reason to consider it as threatened with genetic erosion. It is also used for tanning. The bark and roots are commonly sold on local markets for medicinal purposes. Kew Bulletin, Additional Series 15, H. Ekebergia comprises 3 species and is confined to the African mainland. Useful trees and shrubs for Kenya. Considering its senegaleniss variability, the collection of germplasm and mapping the genetic variation are warranted.


Although it is commonly called the Cape ash, this tree is not related to the true ashes Fraxinus sp. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. It is indistinctly demarcated from the sapwood. Click here to register.

Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.

The wood has good veneering and moulding properties. Volume 4, Families M—R. Ekebergia capensis Aluka – Ekebergia capensis Sparrm. The heartwood is whitish to pale pink when freshly cut, darkening to greyish white, pale pinkish brown or pale brown upon drying. Fruit a globose to ellipsoid drupe 1—2 —3 cm long, pink to red-brown or deep red when senegalensix, with 2—4 stones, each stone usually containing 1 seed.

A powder prepared with the bark is sniffed against headache, colds and sinusitis.

Ekebergia capensis Photograph courtesy of Studio Atrium Leaf extracts demonstrated antioxidant activity. Seedling with epigeal germination; hypocotyl 3—5 cm long, epicotyl 6—8 cm long; cotyledons fleshy, c.

Several antiplasmodial triterpenoids have been isolated from the bark. In Nigeria larvae of the moth Bunaea alcinoe may seriously defoliate Ekebergia capensiswhich ekebeegia to be its preferred host in southern Nigeria. Google QR Code Generator.