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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In folk medicine, the African potato had been used for centuries to treat a catalogue of ailments that includes the following: Corm division is a more rapid and successful method of propagating the plants. The leaves are used to make rope.

Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol ; A capillary zone electrophoresis method for the quantitative determination of hypoxoside in commercial formulations of African potato Hypoxis hemerocallidea.

Oxidative stress still remains the primary factor that drives the development of both functional and structural changes in diabetic kidney disease [ 15 ]. Six free stamens arise from the base of the tepals with prominent anthers.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Possible effects of co-administration of NHPs and ARVs include increased side-effects of ARVs and losing the control of viral replication, which could lead to non-compliance and therapeutic failure, respectively.

Hypoxie 3 Effects of H. Checklist of the flowering plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Full Sun Gardening skill: The increase in serum hepatic enzymes in the STZ-induced diabetic groups 2, 3, and 4 can be explained not only by the hyperglycemia mediated hepatic injury but possibly by the hepatotoxic effects of STZ itself since the liver is the organ responsible for drug metabolism.

Prescription and over-the-counter medicines were restricted from 1 week before each phase until the last blood sample had been taken at the end of the study. Anxiety, palpitations, depression and rheumatoid arthritis are further ailments jypoxis with the plant. Catalase CAT is endogenous antioxidant that highly determines hepatic antioxidant status. Plasma concentrations of efavirenz were determined by a validated high performance liquid chromatography HPLC method with UV detection, and pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated.


In vitro studies have shown that hypoxoside induces the transporter protein, p-glycoprotein P-gp in Caco-2 cells, and stigmasterol, which is a constituent of AP, and rooperol both exhibited high inhibition of CYP3A4, 3A5 and CYP19 enzymes.

Increase in FRAP in diabetic rats was linked to ketosis [ 40 ] in which the authors reported that oxidative metabolism is dependent on time period. The Thermo Scientific Pierce BCA protein assay kit was used for the colorimetric detection and quantitation of protein. Hypoxid Based on the finding of this study, Hypoxis hemerocallidea demonstrated enhanced antioxidant activity and antihyperglycemic effect in the group that experienced greater glucose reduction.

The AP decoction was prepared in the traditional manner as follows: Curcumin ameliorates skeletal muscle atrophy in type 1 diabetic mice by inhibiting protein ubiquitination. Potential pharmacokinetic interactions between antiretrovirals and medicinal hemerkcallidea used as complementary and African traditional medicines.

Sun The area is in full sun for all or most of the day, all year round. 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. Hypoxis hemerocallidea is a native plant that grows in the Southern African regions and is well known for its beneficial medicinal effects in the treatment of diabetes, cancer, and high blood pressure.

Hence, the findings from this study suggest that interactions as a result of the co-administration of AP and efavirenz are unlikely. The raw products can be toxic and must be used with caution.

Herbal medicines used by Bapedi traditional healers to treat reproductive ailments in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Click on an image to hupoxis it. Blood and Tissue Collection After the treatment period, final fasting blood glucose levels and body weights were recorded prior to sample collection.

Antidiarrhoeal activity of Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. Weak infusions and decoctions of the corm are used as a strengthening tonic and during convalescence, and against tuberculosis and cancer. English pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation. Recent Plant Comments Takke wat vrek. Influence of tetrahydrocurcumin on erythrocyte membrane bound enzymes and antioxidant status in experimental type 2 diabetic rats.


Hypoglycemic effect of Carica papaya leaves in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

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Effects of Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. Tuberous perennial with straplike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers. I noted that you list the most effective way of propagation of the star grass as via division, as these plants do not really form large clumps in a short time span I believe there is a better method.

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BoxBellvilleSouth Africa. Kidney disease and increased mortality risk in type 2 diabetes. Therefore, only hpyoxis, the hypoxoside metabolite, enters the systemic circulation, where it is metabolised to form highly water-soluble glucuronides and sulphates. Evaluation of six plant species used traditionally in the treatment and control of diabetes mellitus in South Africa using in vitro methods. Rooperol a dicatechol aglycone bioactive compound which has been extensively studied has been reported to exhibit powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune properties in human blood [ 2022 ].

An index of accepted names and synonyms. Small to Medium Tree. Since the plants do not re-seed easily, the demand for the tubers may cause the plants in the wild to decline. 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.

High The plant is well adapted to arid conditions; it can survive long periods of drought and high temperatures hemerocalldea extra water. The results of the effect of the Hypoxis hemerocallidea aq extract in normal rats disagree with the results obtained by Ojewole [ 20 ] where he reported a decrease in fasting blood glucose levels in normal rats.