Adenia cissampeloides

Source: West African Plants

Source: West African Plants

NAME: Adenia cissampeloides

FAMILY: Passifloraceae

COMMON NAME(s): Adenia

LOCAL NAMES: Arokeke, Godogbo, Akan-twi

USEFUL PART(s):  Leaves, Stem-bark

GENERAL USE(s):  

  • The leaves are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
  • The sap from the tree is used as cosmetics
  • The stem can be use to make rope
  • Used as fish poison

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION

  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Seychelles
  • Angola
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Mozambique

 
WHY IS IT GREEN?

Adenia cissampeloides medicinal uses include:

  • Hypertension
  • Nervous disorder
  • Stress
  • Cough
  • Gonorrhea
  • Antimicrobial
  • Oedema
  • Rheumatism
  • Pain relief
  • Fever
  • Malaria
  • Lactation stimulants

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • Ornamental purpose

OTHER IMPACT

  • The plant is toxic
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FURTHER READINGS

Ishola, I. O., Olayemi, S. O., Yemitan, O. K., & Akinseye, K. (2015). Role for monoaminergic systems in the antidepressant and anxiolytic properties of the hydroethanolic leaf extract from Adenia cissampeloides. Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology, 26(3), 301–312. https://doi.org/10.1515/jbcpp-2014-0015

Polito, L., Bortolotti, M., Pedrazzi, M., Mercatelli, D., Battelli, M. G., & Bolognesi, A. (2016). Apoptosis and necroptosis induced by stenodactylin in neuroblastoma cells can be completely prevented through caspase inhibition plus catalase or necrostatin-1. Phytomedicine, 23(1), 32–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2015.11.006

Saganuwan, S. A. (2014). EHMTI-0206. Nigerian plants that are used for treatment of headache and migraine. 4th European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress, EHMTIC 2014 Copenhagen Denmark, 15(Suppl 1), G33. https://doi.org/10.1186/1129-2377-15-S1-G33

Sargiacomo, M., & Hughes, R. C. (1982). Interaction of ricin-sensitive and ricin-resistant cell lines with other carbohydrate-binding toxins. FEBS Letters, 141(1), 14–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/0014-5793(82)80005-7

Sun, D. (2016). Traditional chinese medicine for treating iron deficiency anemia due to weakness of the spleen and the stomach and preparation method [Machine Translation]. Faming Zhuanli Shenqing.

Trevisi, P., Miller, B., Patel, D., Bolognesi, A., Bortolotti, M., & Bosi, P. (2017). Two different in vitro tests confirm the blocking activity of D-galactose lectins on the adhesion of Escherichia coli F4 to pig brush border receptors. Italian Journal of Animal Science, 16(1), 101–107. https://doi.org/10.1080/1828051X.2016.1260499

Vaglica, V., Sajeva, M., Noel McGough, H., Hutchison, D., Russo, C., Gordon, A. D., … Smith, M. J. (2017). Monitoring internet trade to inform species conservation actions. Endangered Species Research, 32(1), 223–235. https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00803

Varadharajaperumal, P., Subramanian, B., & Santhanam, A. (2017). Biopolymer mediated nanoparticles synthesized from Adenia hondala for enhanced tamoxifen drug delivery in breast cancer cell line. Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 8(3). https://doi.org/10.1088/2043-6254/aa7253