Cryptolepis sanguinolenta

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Cryptolepis sanguinolenta
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Periplocoideae,
Tribe:Cryptolepideae
Genus:Cryptolepis
Species:C. sanguinolenta
Binomial name
Cryptolepis sanguinolenta
 
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Cryptolepis sanguinolenta
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Periplocoideae,
Tribe:Cryptolepideae
Genus:Cryptolepis
Species:C. sanguinolenta
Binomial name
Cryptolepis sanguinolenta

Cryptolepis sanguinolenta is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. An extract from the root is traditionally used in West Africa to treat malaria.[1][2] The plant also has potential for treating Type II diabetes[3] and is considered a powerful antibiotic.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Tempesta, M. S. (March 2010) "The clinical efficacy of cryptolepis sanguinolenta in the treatment of malaria", Ghana Medical Journal, 44(1)
  2. ^ [2] Ansah, C. & Gooderham, N. J. "The Popular Herbal Antimalarial, Extract of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta, Is Potently Cytotoxic", Toxicological Sciences 70(2): 245-251.
  3. ^ [3] Luo J., et al (May 1998) "Cryptolepis sanguinolenta: an ethnobotanical approach to drug discovery and the isolation of a potentially useful new antihyperglycaemic agent," Diabetes Medicine. 15(5):367-74.
  4. ^ Buhner, S. H. (January 8, 1999) Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria. Storey Publishing.

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