The leaves, stem bark and root bark of Ekebergia senegalensis, which has some traditional medicinal applications were investigated. Phytochemical analysis. PDF | The study on the analgesic activities of aqueous extract of Ekebergia senegalensis A. Juss stem bark in albino rats was carried out. Rats were. Ekebergia senegalensis. (),. Ekebergia rueppelliana. (Fresen.) A. Rich. (),. Ekebergia mildbraedii. Harms (). Vernacular names. Cape ash.
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Boring and mortising do not cause problems. Useful trees and shrubs for Uganda: Ekebergia capensis is planted as an ornamental, particularly as a roadside tree, but also as a garden tree for its attractively coloured fruits and for shade.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Ekebergia comprises 3 species and is confined to the African mainland.
The wood is easy to saw and work with both hand and machine tools. Limonoids, terpenoids, flavonoids, steroids and phenolic compounds have been isolated from Ekebergia capensis. Ekebergja appear in loose sprays, in seneggalensis summer months September to November.
For ekdbergia multipurpose tree of such wide occurrence, surprisingly little is known on growth, propagation and management of Ekebergia capensis in cultivation. Fallen fruits are eaten by mammals such as antelopes, wild pigs, baboons and vervet monkeys. In West Africa Ekebergia capensis occurs in dry forest and riverine forest on well-drained soils. It is indistinctly demarcated from the sapwood.
Boring and mortising do not cause problems. Wildlings are also collected for planting. It prefers deep sandy soils.
The root is chewed as an expectorant. Some figure may be present on backsawn surfaces. The wood is locally valued for furniture, and it is also used for light construction, poles and tool handles.
The wood has good veneering and moulding properties.
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Therefore, there is no reason to consider it as threatened with genetic erosion. The wood is only used locally and has no importance on the international market.
Medicinal plants of South Africa. Soak stored seeds in water for a day and then scrub with a brush to remove the fleshy part. In South Africa pink disease caused by Corticium salmonicolor has been recorded in Ekebergia capensis trees, characterized by stem and branch cankers covered with cracked bark and abundant pink mycelial growth. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. Given its wide ecological adaptation and apparently fair growth rates, it deserves wider testing in agroforestry systems.
Decoctions of various parts of Ekebergia capensis are used traditionally in central Ethiopia as an anthelmintic for the treatment of livestock. Some figure may be present on backsawn surfaces. Although it is commonly called the Cape ash, this tree is not related to the true ashes Fraxinus sp. Leaf extracts demonstrated antioxidant activity.
It planes to a smooth surface and takes a fair polish. Considering its wide variability, the collection of germplasm and mapping the genetic variation are warranted. Leaf macerations ekebedgia used internally or externally to treat headache, fever, cough and senegalensiz complaints, and they are taken as a vermifuge.
In East and southern Africa it is found in montane and riverine forest at — m altitude, but also in savanna woodland and wooded grassland, and then often on termite mounds. The roots are used in traditional medicine to treat painful menstruation, abdominal pain, loss of appetite and as an aphrodisiac.
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Ekebergia capensis is very widespread, shows a remarkably wide habitat adaptation and is quite common in many regions. The roots are used in traditional medicine to treat painful menstruation, abdominal pain, loss of appetite and as an aphrodisiac. It has ekeberhia used as a stunning street tree.
Given its wide ecological adaptation and apparently fair growth rates, it deserves wider testing in agroforestry systems. Sow in trays filled with river sand or normal potting soil, plant not deeper than 5mm. Tests on guinea-pig uterine smooth muscle showed uterotonic sendgalensis of wood extracts of Ekebergia capensis ; the active compounds isolated were identified as oleanonic acid and 3-epioleanolic acid. Journal of Ethnopharmacology Making the most of Indigenous Trees.
There are 5 study abstracts related to Ekebergia capensis Sparrm. The seed weight is — g. The heartwood is whitish to pale pink when freshly cut, darkening to greyish white, pale pinkish brown or pale brown upon drying.