Wild lettuce (Launaea taraxacifolia) is grown mostly in West Africa, it is call “Efo Yarin” in Yoruba Language of Nigeria. This plant is commonly used as leafy. Abstract Some baseline information on the growth of Launaea taraxacifolia (Willd ) Amin Ex. C Jeffrey was gathered. Rhizomes sprouted within 10 days. African Lettuce (Launaea taraxacifolia) Displays Possible Anticancer Effects and Herb-Drug Interaction Potential by CYP1A2, CYP2C9, and CYP2C19 Inhibition.

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This is to be expected, as HepG2 cell lines are immortalized human carcinoma cells. Removing the pappus from the fruits is a cumbersome process and since the seed germination percentage is rather low, vegetative propagation using the roots is common. Launaea taraxacifolia Willd Amin Ex. Documented side effects of this platinum complex include kidney and neuronal damage, hearing loss, and bone marrow suppression [ 39 — 41 ].

This principle has been used in studies conducted by Adinortey et al. Only a fraction of leafy vegetables are known to urban dwellers and contribute to their diet. This would imply that Launaea taraxacifolia could be considered as a potential agent for managing lipid peroxidation during cellular oxidative stress.

Yanrin does not need much management because of its low water requirement. The first group was placed under the shade of a Lagerstroemia indica tree. The pharmacological activities reported by various researchers may be due to specific phytoconstituents. In tests with animals in Ghana, leaves of Launaea taraxacifolia showed a cholesterol-lowering effect. The number of seeds from each flower varies from 20 to 22 with an average of two to three black and 18 to 20 light brown seeds.


Launaea taraxacifolia

The plant has several medicinal uses Table 2. The brown seeds are most likely immature seeds. Medicinal plants are part of the healthcare systems worldwide, especially in low- taraaxcifolia middle-income countries.

Launaea taraxacifolia Interactions with Drugs.

Launaea taraxacifolia is unique. It is also a good source of dietary fibre. The lower number of leaves produced in the shade plants may be attributed to an increased use of existing reserves to maintain growth during the period of declining photosynthate production.

Launaea taraxacifolia leaves have been documented to have hypolipidaemic effects [ 28 ]. Number of flowering branches launzea number of buds on each flowering branch among other reproductive parameters were observed. Research Journal of Botany, 3: Launaea taraxacifolia has been domesticated as a leafy vegetable in Nigeria, and is also cultivated locally in Senegal and Benin.

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Evidence suggesting the role of ROS in rheumatoid arthritis has been on the rise. Flower production and even production of viable seeds has been reported in other plants grown in shade Steckel et al.

Agronomic research is needed to further its domestication. The result of this study suggests that Launaea taraxacifolia confers protection on DNA against OH – radical induced by radiation and allows less distortion in the DNA structure upon irradiation. In Ghana the leaves are rubbed on the limbs of backward children to induce them to walk.

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At the onset of flower bud formation, a number of observations were made daily. Place and Duration of Study: There was also no initiation of root under far red light which is characteristic of shade condition.

The results from the study revealed that L. View at Google Scholar I. After the leaves have been harvested, they are either used fresh or they taraxwcifolia boiled and rolled into balls for sale at the market.

Popoola 1Olivia Akposibruke 1Babafemi I. However, rhizomes with bigger diameters 1.

Launaea taraxacifolia – Useful Tropical Plants

lahnaea Introduction Launaea taraxacifolia Asteraceaealso known as wild lettuce, is found mainly in tropical Africa. These activities were reported to be significant due to the high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids detected in the leaves. Data presented up to date demonstrate that there is evidence that support the ethnopharmacological uses of Launaea lauaea.

In the quest to eliminate malignant cells, contemporary medicine and therapies aimed at controlling cancerous cells have yielded undesirable side effects.