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Towards the scientific validation of traditional medicinal plants
A large proportion of the population of developing countries usestraditional medicine alone, or in combination with Western drugs to treat awide variety of ailments. There has seldom been effectiveExpand
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COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitory activity in extracts prepared from Eucomis species, with further reference to extracts from E. autumnalis autumnalis
Prostaglandins are important mediators of the body’s response to pain and inflammation, and are formed from essential fatty acids found in cell membranes. This reaction is catalysed byExpand
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The effect of age, season and growth conditions on anti-inflammatory activity in Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt. Plant extracts
Eucomis (Family Hyacinthaceae) bulbs are greatly valued in traditionalmedicine for the treatment of a variety of ailments, predominantly thoseinvolving pain, fever and inflammation. The COX-1 assayExpand
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Plant-derived smoke solutions stimulate the growth of Lycopersicon esculentum roots in vitro
Aqueous extracts of smoke, derived from Themeda triandra, a fire-climax grass, and Passerina vulgaris, a fynbos plant, stimulated the growth of primary root sections of tomato roots in suspensionExpand
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In vitro propagation of Eucomis L'Hérit species - plants with medicinal and horticultural potential
Eucomis (Family Hyacinthaceae) are deciduousgeophytes with long, narrow leaves and erect, densely packed flower spikes. Thebulbs are greatly valued in traditional medicine for the treatment of aExpand
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The effect of cold storage during winter on the levels of COX-1 inhibitory activity of Eucomis autumnalis autumnalis extracts
Levels of anti-inflammatory activity exhibited by Eucomis autumnalis autumnalis were affected by the environmental conditions during the period of winter dormancy. Bulbs stored at low temperaturesExpand
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The effect of nitrogen and sucrose concentrations on the growth of Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt. plantlets in vitro, and on subsequent anti-inflammatory activity in extracts prepared from the
Large amounts of anti-inflammatory activity are present in extractsprepared from Eucomis plants. Extracts prepared from in vitroplantlets grown on a modified Murashige and Skoog mediumExpand
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Anti-inflammatory activity in extracts prepared from callus cultures of Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt.
High levels of anti-inflammatory activity have been detected in extractsprepared from Eucomis plants as well as from invitro plantlets. Callus was initiated from leaf explants andexperiments wereExpand
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Variation in the level and type of cytokinin with the stage of root development in Impatiens wallerana Hook. f. stem cuttings
The cytokinin content of the basal portion of stem cuttings of Impatiens wallerana was examined daily. Both qualitative and quantitative changes were observed in the levels of cytokinin-likeExpand
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Effects of soil applications of potassium sulphate on the mineral composition and eating quality of stored ‘Conference’ and ‘Doyenné du Comice’ pears
SummaryIn a ten-year trial, withholding K fertilizer to ‘Conference’ and ‘Doyenne du Comice’ trees did not cause leaf K to fall to deficient levels. Soil application of potassium sulphate raised leafExpand
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