Croton macrostachyus. Euphorbiaceae. Hochst. ex Ferret et Galinier. C. macrostachys: A representative tree at. Kakuzi Ranch, Kenya. (Paul K.A. Konuche). Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Delile is a species of the genus Croton L., Euphorbiaceae family, commonly known as the spurge family. In Kenya, leaves and roots from Croton macrostachyus are used as a traditional medicine for infectious diseases such as typhoid and measles.

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The chemoprotective prophylaxis in vivo study was set up and carried out by first treating the animals for four days with the different doses of the studied extracts before exposing them to infection. Published online Jun College of Education; The percentage suppression of parasitemia for each plant extract was calculated.

Each mouse was infected intraperitoneally by injecting 0. An infusion of the leafy branches and roots is used as a mouthwash to treat toothache.

Preparation of the Bark Extract The fresh stem croto was cut into small pieces using a pen knife. Research by Mazzanti et al. Shortly, the fresh stem bark was cut into small pieces using a pen knife. View at Google Scholar S.


The soaked extract was separated from the plant residue using a Buchner funnel. The percent parasitemia and the erythrocytes were counted macrostschyus the white blood cell count method.

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The resultant mixture is used as a biological pesticide for the control of maize stalk borers and aphids [ macfostachyus ]. Leaf decoction of C. Parasitized erythrocytes RBC were counted in Giemsa stained thin films from tail blood on day 4. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany.

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Research by these authors revealed that C. Because of their solubility properties one could conclude that the isobutanol and methanol extracts contained mixtures of these compounds.

Materials and Methods 2. Aqueous leaf extract of C.

Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Delile

Food and Chemical Toxicology. A bark infusion is taken to treat chest problems and rheumatism. A decoction of the stem and root bark is used for bathing babies with skin rash.


In vivo antimalarial activity of the crude leaf extract and solvent fractions of Croton macrostachyus Hocsht. New bioactive compounds from Aloe hijazensis. The mice of the isobutanol extract treatment group showed signs of acute toxicity. Similarly, Bantie et al. The seeds also contain several saponins and a resin, which is said to be more toxic to insects than rotenone.

The present study gives scientific evidence for the use of the extracts and especially lupeol from C.

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The effect of isobutanol extract may thus be due to nonspecific activity. In India it has been grown successfully with Azadirachta indica A.

Trotter, and roots of Cyphostemma cyphopetalum Fresen. Agricultural Research Reports In Cameroon, root decoction of C. Acute Toxicity Experiment The results from the toxicity experiment showed that all animals in the ethyl acetate, methanol, and water extract groups were normal during the observations crtoon at the end of the study period.