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carbohydrate-binding properties of an immobilized alpha-d-galactopyranosyl-binding protein (lectin) from the seeds of bandeiraea simplicifolia.the alpha-d-galactopyranosyl-binding lectin from bandeiraea simplicifolia has been coupled to cyanogen bromide-activated sepharose 4b. using this immobilized system, we have been able to study the interaction of the lectin with model carbohydrate-protein conjugates and polysaccharides, and to reaffirm this protein's carbohydrate-binding specificity. the opportunity for the isolation of biopolymers containing alpha-d-galactopyranosyl end-groups is demonstrated by the single-step purification of a ...19761268878
flavonoid glycosides from cassia alata.two new glycosides, chrysoeriol-7-o-(2"-o-beta-d-mannopyranosyl)-beta-d-allopyranos ide and rhamnetin-3-o-(2"-o-beta-d-mannopyranosyl)-beta-d-allopyranosid e, were isolated from the seeds of cassia alata. the structures were established on the basis of chemical evidence and spectroscopic methods, especially nmr.19911367783
cassia alata and the preclinical search for therapeutic agents for the treatment of opportunistic infections in aids patients.in our search for therapeutic agents from natural sources with potential for the treatment of opportunistic infections in patients afflicted with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), we investigated antibacterial and antifungal activities of water extracts of cassia alata (c. alata). the extracts are traditionally used in ivory coast, west africa to treat bacterial infections caused by escherichia coli (e. coli), and fungal infections caused by candida albicans (c. albicans) and dermatophy ...19921468110
cassia alata and the preclinical search for therapeutic agents for the treatment of opportunistic infections in aids patients.in our search for therapeutic agents from natural sources with potential for the treatment of opportunistic infections in patients afflicted with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), we investigated antibacterial and antifungal activities of water extracts of cassia alata (c. alata). the extracts are traditionally used in ivory coast, west africa to treat bacterial infections caused by escherichia coli (e. coli), and fungal infections caused by candida albicans (c. albicans) and dermatophy ...19921472906
ethnobotanical survey of the medicinal flora used by the caribs of guatemala.an ethnobotanical survey was conducted among the carib population of guatemala in 1988-1989. in general terms, the sample surveyed possessed a relatively good standard of living. results indicated that health services were utilized by the population, and that domestic medicine, mainly plants (96.9%) was used by 15% of the population. one hundred and nineteen plants used for medicinal purposes were collected, of which 102 (85.7%) could be identified; a list of these together with the information ...19911795521
randomized controlled trial of cassia alata linn. for constipation.cassia alata linn. is a medical plant. its leaves have been claimed to be effective as a laxative. the studies done so far have shown no toxicity as a result of consuming cassia alata linn. leaves. the plant has been found to contain anthraquinones, presumed to be the active ingredient causing the laxative effect. the objective of the study was to test efficacy of cassia alata linn. leaves for treatment of constipation compared with a placebo and mist. alba in a multicenter randomized controlled ...19902203870
antifungal activity of cassia alata leaf extract. 19902214817
analgesic activity of cassia alata leaf extract and kaempferol 3-o-sophoroside.the analgesic activity of an extract of the leaves of cassia alata and kaempferol 3-o-sophoroside were studied after intraperitoneal injection in mice and rats using the tail clip, tail flick, tail immersion and acetic acid-induced writhing methods and the results compared with morphine. maximum analgesic activity of the extract was apparent 120 min after injection. fifty milligrams of kaempferol 3-o-sophoroside appeared equivalent to 100 mg of the extract.19902345462
effect of cassia alata leaf extract on hyperglycemic rats.the oral effectiveness of cassia alata leaf extract on streptozotocin-induced hyperglycemia in rats has been studied and the results compared with glybenclamide. while the extract has no effect on glucose levels in normoglycemic animals, it reduced the blood sugar value in streptozotocin-induced hyperglycemic animals.19883352288
structural study of the quinone pigments from the roots of cassia alata. 19715573541
[antifungal activity of cassia alata l]. 19827158959
antimicrobial activity of cassia alata from malaysia.ethanolic extract of cassia alata leaves was investigated for its antimicrobial activities on several microorganisms including bacteria, yeast, dermatophytic fungi and non-dermatophytic fungi. in vitro, the extract exhibited high activity against various species of dermatophytic fungi but low activity against non-dermatophytic fungi. however, bacterial and yeast species showed resistance against in vitro treatment with the extract. the minimum inhibitory concentration (mic) values of the extract ...19957623478
[choleretic effects of cassia alata linn in the rat].fifty rats weighing average 200 g were used to study choleretic activity of cassia alata linn extract. bile was collected according to acute biliarly fistula technic on animals anesthetized with 1.5g/kg of ethyle carbamate (urethane nd). after determination of the minimal active dose (15 mg/kg) and lethal dose (100mg/kg) of the extract, rats were allowed in 5 groups of 10 each one: one reference group, one group receiving 15 mg/kg of hydroxycyclohexenyl-butyrate (hebecol nd) a synthetic choleret ...19937882854
a study on the therapeutic efficacy of cassia alata, linn. leaf extract against pityriasis versicolor.the therapeutic efficacy of cassia alata leaf extract against pityriasis versicolor has been reported for the first time involving humans. for the collection of clinically effective antifungal compounds from the leaves of cassia alata, a simple procedure has been devised. a 10-year human study indicates that the leaf extract can be reliably used as a herbal medicine to treat pityriasis versicolor. the leaf extract has no side-effects.19948046939
in vitro propagation of senna alata. 200010763605
medicinal plants used for dogs in trinidad and tobago.this paper documents ethnoveterinary medicines used to treat dogs in trinidad and tobago. in 1995, a 4-stage process was used to conduct the research and document the ethnoveterinary practices. twenty-eight ethnoveterinary respondents were identified using the school-essay method, which is a modified rapid rural appraisal (rra) technique. semi-structured interviews were held with these respondents as well as with 30 veterinarians, 27 extension officers and 19 animal-health assistants and/or agri ...200010821961
anti-cryptococcus activity of combination of extracts of cassia alata and ocimum sanctum.the paper reports the anti-cryptococcus activity of combination of ethanolic extracts of leaves of cassia alata and ocimum sanctum. the activity of combination of the extracts was heat-stable and worked at acidic ph.200011036400
antimicrobial activity of cassia alata.the methanol extracts of leaves, flowers, stem and root barks of cassia alata showed a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. the activity was increased on fractionation (petrol, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate), the dichloromethane fraction of the flower extract being the most effective. no activity was shown against tested moulds.200111429256
comparative study of the assay of artemia salina l. and the estimate of the medium lethal dose (ld50 value) in mice, to determine oral acute toxicity of plant extracts.artemia salina l. (artemiidae), the brine shrimp larva, is an invertebrate used in the alternative test to determine toxicity of chemical and natural products. in this study the medium lethal concentrations (lc50 value) of 20 plant extracts, aloe vera (l.) burm. f. (aloeaceae), artemisia absinthium l. (asteraceae); citrus aurantium l. (rutaceae); cymbopogon citratus (dc. ex nees) stapf (poaceae); datura stramonium l. (solanaceae); justicia pectoralis jacq. (acanthaceae); musa x paradisiaca l. (m ...200111695884
a stabilized flavonoid glycoside in heat-treated cassia alata leaves and its structural elucidation.heat-treated leaves of cassia alata were studied for any change in chemical constituents using sun dried leaves as the reference standard. a high concentration of a constituent was observed in the heat-treated leaves. spectroscopic studies revealed the structure of the constituent as kaempferol 3-gentiobioside, which has not yet been detected in the cassia species. in a stability study disappearance of kaempferol 3-gentiobioside was noted in the sun dried leaves while there was little or no chan ...200111725550
bioactivity studies on cassia alata linn. leaf extracts.the hexane, chloroform and ethyl acetate extracts of the leaves of cussia alata linn. were tested for their antimutagenic, antifungal, analgesic, antiinflammatory and hypoglycaemic activities. at a dosage of 5 mg/20 g mouse, the hexane extract was analgesic as it reduced the number of squirms induced by acetic acid by 59.5%. both the hexane and etoac extracts exhibited antiinflammatory activity at a dosage of 5 mg/20 g mouse with a 65.5% and 68.2% decrease in carrageenan-induced inflammation, re ...200211933153
molecular characterization of root-specific chalcone synthases from cassia alata.three cdnas encoding very similar but unique isoforms of chalcone synthase (ec 2.3.1.74) were isolated from a cdna library prepared from rna from root tissue of the thai medicinal plant cassia alata l. (ringworm bush, leguminosae). gene transcript for these three type-iii polyketide synthases was found to accumulate predominantly in roots. the heterologously expressed enzymes accepted acetyl-, n-butyryl-, isovaleryl-, n-hexanoyl-, benzoyl-, cinnamoyl-, and p-coumaroyl-coa as starter molecules an ...200212430015
larvicidal effects of mineral turpentine, low aromatic white spirits, aqueous extracts of cassia alata, and aqueous extracts, ethanolic extracts and essential oil of betel leaf (piper betle) on chrysomya megacephala.many methods have been employed, with variable success, in the treatment of cutaneous myiasis caused by chrysomya species.200212492975
in vitro antimicrobial activity of ethanol and water extracts of cassia alata.crude ethanol and water extract of leaves and barks from cassia alata were tested in vitro against fungi, (aspergillus fumigatus and microsporum canis), yeast (candida albicans) and bacteria (staphylococcus aereus and escherichia coli). c. albicans showed concentration-dependent susceptibility towards both the ethanol and water extracts from the barks, but resistant towards the extracts of leaves. the degree of susceptibility varied, the water extract from barks showed bigger inhibition zone tha ...200312499068
treatment of bovine dermatophilosis with senna alata, lantana camara and mitracarpus scaber leaf extracts.this study describes interesting preliminary results on the therapeutic effects of ointments prepared with extracts of medicinal plants on bovine dermatophilosis. our results show that the use of ointments made with ethanolic extracts of leaves of senna alata, lantana camara and mitracarpus scaber, as topical treatments on chronic crusty or acute lesions of dermatophilosis, induces healing of the disease in the nine infected animals treated without recurrence. this is opposed to what is observed ...200312738081
hplc quantification of kaempferol-3-o-gentiobioside in cassia alata.kaempferol-3-o-gentiobioside, the major flavonoid glycoside in indonesian cassia alata was quantified in various parts of the plant. the mature leaf was found to contain the highest content of this metabolite. a decrease of the flavonoid content in the juvenile leaf during the period of october through december was also observed. the contents ranged from 2.0 to 5.0% and 1.0 to 4.0% in mature and juvenile leaves, respectively. the other parts studied were flower (sepal and petal), rachis, stem an ...200312837355
antiinflammatory activity of heat-treated cassia alata leaf extract and its flavonoid glycoside.antiinflammatory activities of heat-treated cassia alata leaf extract and kaempferol 3-o-gentiobioside (k3g) isolated from c. alata as an abundant flavonoid glycoside were studied by comparing their activities with the activities of sun-dried c. alata leaf extract. we observed strong inhibitory effects on concanavalin a-induced histamine release from rat peritoneal exudate cells both in the extracts of heat-treated and sun-dried c. alata leaves. furthermore, the heat-treated leaf extract exhibit ...200312875244
adenine, an inhibitor of platelet aggregation, from the leaves of cassia alata.adenine was isolated as a platelet aggregating inhibitor from the leaves of cassia alata by hplc using a triacontylsilyl silica (c(30)) column. the inhibitory effects of adenine and adenosine (positive control) on the platelet aggregation induced by collagen or adenosine 5'-diphosphate (adp) as an aggregating agent was evaluated with a platelet aggregometer using a laser-scattering method. as a result, the inhibitory effect of adenine was observed in the platelet aggregation induced by collagen ...200312951489
inhibitory effect of some herbal extracts on adherence of streptococcus mutans.the objective of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of the crude extracts from some herbs on adherence of streptococcus mutans (s. mutans) atcc 25175 and tpf-1 in vitro. six herbs, andrographis paniculata; cassia alata; chinese black tea (camellia sinensis); guava (psidium guajava); harrisonia perforata and streblus asper, were extracted with 50 or 95% ethanol and dried. herbal extracted solution at 0.5% concentration (w/v) was initially tested for bacterial adherence on glass s ...200415138013
antimicrobial effects of thai medicinal plants against acne-inducing bacteria.propionibacterium acnes and staphylococcus epidermidis have been recognized as pus-forming bacteria triggering an inflammation in acne. the present study was conducted to evaluate antimicrobial activities of thai medicinal plants against these etiologic agents of acne vulgaris. crude extracts were tested for antimicrobial activities by disc diffusion and broth dilution methods. the results from the disc diffusion method showed that 13 medicinal plants could inhibit the growth of propionibacteriu ...200516009519
sennosides a and b production by hairy roots of senna alata (l.) roxb.hairy roots of senna alata transformed with agrobacterium rhizogenes, strain atcc 15834 were induced and grown in half-strength murashige and skoog (ms) medium. effects of sucrose contents and hormones on the growth and sennosides a, b production were investigated. hairy roots cultured on hormone-free half-strength ms medium containing 5% sucrose under dark condition mostly stimulated the growth of hairy roots and increased the content of sennosides a and b yielding (169 +/- 4) and (34 +/- 3) mi ...200616869495
plants of restricted use indicated by three cultures in brazil (caboclo-river dweller, indian and quilombola).a detailed record of plants cited during ethnopharmacological surveys, suspected of being toxic or of triggering adverse reactions, may be an auxiliary means to pharmacovigilance of phytomedicines, in that it provides greater knowledge of a "bad side" to plant resources in the brazilian flora. this study describes 57 plant species of restricted use (abortive, contraceptive, contraindicated for pregnancy, prescribed in lesser doses for children and the elderly, to easy delivery, in addition to po ...200717196776
alquinone: an anthraquinone from cassia alata. 199417236095
effect of garcinia mangostana on inflammation caused by propionibacterium acnes.the present study was aimed to investigate the activity of thai medicinal plants on inflammation caused by propionibacterium acnes in terms of free radical scavenging and cytokine reducing properties. p. acnes have been recognized as pus-forming bacteria triggering an inflammation in acne. antioxidant activity was determined by dpph scavenging and nbt reduction assay. the result showed that garcinia mangostana possessed the most significant antioxidant activity and reduced reactive oxygen specie ...200717644272
some nigerian plants of dermatologic importance.according to the world health organization (who), 80% of the world's population uses medicinal plants in the treatment of diseases and, in african countries, this rate is much higher. in recent years, however, medicinal plants have represented a primary health source for the pharmaceutical industry. no less than 400 compounds derived from plants are currently used in the preparation of drugs, such as vincristine and vinblastine used in the treatment of cancer. nigerians still depend largely on c ...200717919209
in vitro and in vivo antiplasmodial activity of 'saye', an herbal remedy used in burkina faso traditional medicine.'saye', a traditional medicine used in burkina faso, which consists of extracts of cochlospermum planchonii (rhizome), cassia alata (leaf) and phyllanthus amarus (whole plant), showed a significant effect against plasmodium falciparum and plasmodium berghei parasites grown in vivo (ic(50) = 80.11 +/- 3.40 microg/ml; ed(50) = 112.78 +/- 32.32 mg/kg). in vitro the activity was lower.200817926335
preventing establishment: an inventory of introduced plants in puerto villamil, isabela island, galapagos.as part of an island-wide project to identify and eradicate potentially invasive plant species before they become established, a program of inventories is being carried out in the urban and agricultural zones of the four inhabited islands in galapagos. this study reports the results of the inventory from puerto villamil, a coastal village representing the urban zone of isabela island. we visited all 1193 village properties to record the presence of the introduced plants. in addition, information ...200717940606
determination of pharmacologically active compounds in root extracts of cassia alata l. by use of high performance liquid chromatography.a simple high performance liquid chromatography (hplc) method was developed and validated for the determination of six phenolic compounds, five anthraquinones (rhein, aloe-emodin, emodin, chrysophanol and physcion) and a flavonoid (kaempferol), in root extracts from cassia alata l. solid-phase extraction, using c(18) cartridges, was used to remove interfering substances from the root extracts. the extracts were analyzed on a c(18) column using an isocratic mobile phase which consisted of acetoni ...200818371725
interactions between cytochromes p450, glutathione s-transferases and ghanaian medicinal plants.inhibition of cytochrome p450s (cyps) is a major cause of adverse drug-drug interactions. alternatively, inhibition of glutathione s-transferases (gsts) may increase harmful effects of electrophilic compounds or metabolites. in the present study, aqueous extracts of seven ghanaian medicinal plants were investigated for their inhibitory potential towards recombinant human cyp1a2, cyp2c9, cyp2d6 and cyp3a4, heterologously expressed in escherichia coli. effects of these extracts on recombinant huma ...200818822337
phytochemical constituents from cassia alata with inhibition against methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa).the methanolic extract of the leaves of cassia alata was sequentially partitioned in increasing polarity to afford the hexane, chloroform, butanol and residual extract. crude extracts were evaluated against mrsa using the agar well diffusion assay. the butanol and chloroform extracts both exhibited inhibition against mrsa with inhibition indexes of 1.03 +/- 0.16 and 0.78 +/- 0.07 at the concentration of 50 mg/ml. the butanol extracts were further purified using silica gel and reverse phase chrom ...200818991205
preliminary investigation on the phytochemistry and antimicrobial activity of senna alata l. flower.preliminary studies on the phytochemistry and extracts of water, methanol, chloroform and petroleum ether, of senna alata flowers were examined for antimicrobial properties. extracts tested at a final concentration of 500 microg ml(-1) produced in vitro antimicrobial activities in assays against clinical isolates of staphylococus aureus, candida albicans, escherichia coli, proteus vulgaris, pseudomonans aureginosa and bacillus subtilis. the zones of inhibitions produced by the extracts in agar d ...200719069869
quantitative hplc determination and extraction of anthraquinones in senna alata leaves.a reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic method is described for the simultaneous determination of four anthraquinones: rhein, aloe-emodin, emodin, and chrysophanol in senna alata leaves. the method involves the use of a tsk-gel ods-80tm column (5 microm, 4.6 x 150 mm) at 25 degrees c with the mixture of methanol and 2% aqueous acetic acid (70:30, v/v) as the mobile phase and detection at 254 nm. the parameters of linearity, precision, accuracy, and specificity of the method were ...200919298705
senna alata.a review is made of chemical, ethnopharmacological and pharmacological papers dealing with senna alata (l.) roxb., a plant that belongs to the creole traditional system of medicine and that has recently been introduced in the french pharmacopoeia. the proofs existing for its various usages are presented. the species is mainly used against constipation and skin diseases. the laxative activity is supported by scientific findings. in contrast the dermatologic use requires further investigation. the ...200919446609
[studies on chemical constituents from leaves of cassia alata].to isolate and identify chemical constituents of cassia alata.200919623982
systematic analysis of in vitro photo-cytotoxic activity in extracts from terrestrial plants in peninsula malaysia for photodynamic therapy.one hundred and fifty-five extracts from 93 terrestrial species of plants in peninsula malaysia were screened for in vitro photo-cytotoxic activity by means of a cell viability test using a human leukaemia cell-line hl60. these plants which can be classified into 43 plant families are diverse in their type of vegetation and their natural habitat in the wild, and may therefore harbour equally diverse metabolites with potential pharmaceutical properties. of these, 29 plants, namely three from each ...200919647445
cassiaindoline, a new analgesic and anti-inflammatory alkaloid from cassia alata.cassiaindoline is a new dimeric indole alkaloid isolated from cassia alata l. leaves whose structure was elucidated through spectroscopic analyses. it exhibited analgesic activity at a dosage of 125.0 mg/kg mouse and decreased the number of writhings induced by acetic acid by 49.4%. it also showed a 57.1% anti-inflammatory activity at a dosage of 75 mg/kg mouse.200919678534
efficacy of local herbal therapy in the management of dermatophytosis among primary school children in cross river state, south-south nigeria.as a contribution to the on-going search for alternative, available and affordable treatment of common infections in sub-saharan africa, the efficacy of local herbs, senna alata(linn) and borreria ocymoides (burm), in comparison with conventional drugs, griseofulvin and clotrimazole in the treatment of dermatophytosis among primary school children, was examined in the three districts of cross river state, south-south nigeria. out of 840 pupils screened, 68 (8.1%) were infected, with incidence ra ...200920175416
evaluation of antioxidant and free radical scavenging capacities of some nigerian indigenous medicinal plants.methanolic extracts of 10 selected nigerian medicinal plants-psidium guajava, alstonia boonei, cassia alata, newbouldia laevis, spondias mombin, globimetula cupulatum, chromolaena odorata, securidaca longepedunculata, ocimum gratissimum, and morinda lucida-widely used in ethnomedicine, were assessed for phytochemical constituents and antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities using seven different antioxidant assay methods. phytochemical screening gave positive tests for steroids, terpen ...201020192848
biochemical and immunological studies on eight pollen types from south assam, india.a total of 65 pollen types were identified from two years atmospheric pollen survey in the environmental conditions of south assam. out of them, eight pollen types viz., acacia auriculiformis, amaranthus spinosus, cassia alata, cleome gynandra, cocos nucifera, imperata cylindrica, ricinus communis and trewia nudiflora, were selected for biochemical studies on the basis of their dominance in the study sites. among the sample extract tested, ricinus communis was found to contain the highest amount ...200920404388
complementary effects of antioxidants and sunscreens in reducing uv-induced skin damage as demonstrated by skin biomarker expression.uv-exposure of the skin causes oxidative stress, leading to inflammatory reactions and premature skin aging. sunscreens protect by absorbing or reflecting uv on the skin surface. antioxidants provide protection by quenching uv-induced reactive oxygen species inside skin.201020429687
[soil greenhouse gases emission from an acacia crassicarpa plantation under effects of understory removal and cassia alata addition].forest soil is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases co2, ch4, and n2o. by using static chamber and gs technique, this paper measured in situ the co2, ch4, and n2o fluxes of acacia crassicarpa plantation in heshan hilly land interdisciplinary experimental station under chinese academy of sciences (cas), and studied the soil co2, ch4 and n2o emissions from the plantation under effects of understory removal and cassia alata addition. the co2 flux of the plantation maintained at a higher leve ...201020560308
use of asiatic pennywort centella asiatica aqueous extract as a bath treatment to control columnaris in nile tilapia.to develop antibiotic-free and chemical-free aquaculture, it is necessary to have natural substances to control diseases of aquatic animals. the aim of this study was to find an herb having therapeutic effect against columnaris, a fish disease caused by the bacterium flavobacterium columnare. of all tested herbs (including kalmegh andrographis paniculata, candle bush cassia alata, asiatic pennywort centella asiatica, mangosteen garcinia mangostana, pomegranate punica granatum, and guava psidium ...201020575361
in vitro antifungal activity of indirubin isolated from a south indian ethnomedicinal plant wrightia tinctoria r. br.acalypha indica, cassia alata, lawsonia inermis, punica granatum, thespesia populnea and wrightia tinctoria are folklore medicines extensively used in the treatment of ringworm infections and skin related diseases in tamil nadu, india.201020691774
genotoxicity detection of five medicinal plants in nigeria.this study was performed to investigate the safety of alchornea cordifolia, cnestis ferruginea, lonchocarpus sericeus, trema orientalis, and senna alata in respect to genotoxicity. these five medicinal plants are widely distributed in africa. they are used as a traditional medicine in many african counties for the treatment of microbial, inflammatory, and stress-related diseases. to evaluate the bacterial reverse mutation of these five medicinal plants, the in vitro ames test using salmonella ty ...201121297345
rhein inhibits angiogenesis and the viability of hormone-dependent and -independent cancer cells under normoxic or hypoxic conditions in vitro.hypoxia is a hallmark of solid tumors, including breast cancer, and the extent of tumor hypoxia is associated with treatment resistance and poor prognosis. considering the limited treatment of hypoxic tumor cells and hence a poor prognosis of breast cancer, the investigation of natural products as potential chemopreventive anti-angiogenic agents is of paramount interest. rhein (4,5-dihydroxyanthraquinone-2-carboxylic acid), the primary anthraquinone in the roots of cassia alata l., is a naturall ...201121457705
ovicidal and larvicidal activity of cassia alata leaf acetone extract and fractions on haemonchus contortus: in vitro studies.the failure of modern anthelmintics to control nematode parasites of sheep and goats is a reality on many farms in the tropical/subtropical regions of the world. this necessitates chemotherapeutic control alternatives and plant secondary metabolite with activity is one of those potential solutions.201121501100
forest soil co2 fluxes as a function of understory removal and n-fixing species addition.we report on the effects of forest management practices of understory removal and n-fixing species (cassia alata) addition on soil co2 fluxes in an eucalyptus urophylla plantation (eup), acacia crassicarpa plantation (acp), 10-species-mixed plantation (tp), and 30-species-mixed plantation (thp) using the static chamber method in southern china. four forest management treatments, including (1) understory removal (ur); (2) c. alata addition (ca); (3) understory removal and replacement with c. alat ...201122066218
acaricidal activity of cassia alata against rhipicephalus (boophilus) annulatus.using adult immersion test, the acaricidal activity of ethanolic extracts of leaves of cassia alata l. was studied against rhipicephalus (boophilus) annulatus. the efficacy was assessed by measuring per cent adult mortality, inhibition of fecundity and hatching rate. the ethanolic extract of c. alata produced a concentration dependant increase in the adult tick mortality. the highest mortality (45.8%) and inhibition of fecundity (10.9%) were observed at the highest concentration tested (100 mg/m ...201221909822
acetylcholinesterase inhibition by somes promising brazilian medicinal plants.a microplate assay and a thin-layer chromatography (tlc) "in situ" assay based on the ellman assay was used to screen for acetylcholinesterase inhibitors from ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of brazilian medicinal plants of families that, according to the literature, have traditional uses that might be connected with acetylcholinesterase inhibition. eighteen species belonging to convolvulaceae, crassulaceae, euphorbiaceae, leguminosae, malvaceae, moraceae, nyctaginaceae and rutaceae families ...201121881804
anti-inflammatory activities of cassia alata leaf extract in complete freund's adjuvant arthritis in rats.to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of a hexane extract of cassia alata leaves in complete freund's adjuvant (cfa) arthritis in rats.201122512217
cassia alata leaf extract induces cytotoxicity in a549 lung cancer cells via a mechanism that is caspase 8 dependent.to evaluate the cytotoxic effect of a hexane extract of cassia alata leaves in a549 lung cancer cells.201122512216
effects of post-coital administration of alkaloids from senna alata (linn. roxb) leaves on some fetal and maternal outcomes of pregnant rats.the abortifacient claim of senna alata (s. alata) was scientifically validated recently with alkaloids speculated to be the bioactive agent. this speculation is yet to be substantiated or refuted by scientific evidence. the present study was aimed to investigate the pregnancy terminating effects of the alkaloids from s. alata leaves.201223926548
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