Br Poult Sci. Jul;44(3) The effect of chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius) leaf meal and of exogenous enzymes on amino acid digestibility in broilers. Abstract. Aims: This study focused on the possible protective effect of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaf extract (CA) against hepatic damage. Introduction: Male fertility is controlled by a complex assortment of pituitary- gonadal hormones. This regulation is key to understanding.

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Chaya is propagated by stem cuttings about 40 cm long, that are dried 1—14 days before being planted. Et, ethanol; CA1, C.

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

To be safely eaten, the required cooking time is 5—15 minutes. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1, – 2,mm, but tolerates – 2,mm[ ].

A wide variety of the folkloric use of this herb in ethno medicine includes treatment for alcoholism, insomnia, gout, scorpion stings and as cure for brain and vision improvement Atuahene et al. Most medicinal properties have never been experimentally tested. After centrifugation, the supernatant containing the HDL fraction was assayed for cholesterol using Randox diagnostic kit.

Therefore, a dietary intake of C. The impaired biochemical function induced by chronic ethanol administration was also confirmed by microscopic examination of the liver from ethanol-treated rats.

Ameliorative effects of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius on anemia and osmotic fragility induced by protein-energy malnutrition.


This study focused on the possible protective effect of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaf extract CA against hepatic damage induced by chronic ethanol administration in rats. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.

In agreement with these findings, our results show increased levels of MDA in the serum and liver of alcoholic rats when compared with controls. The ethnobotany of Acontiifolius Cnidoscolus aconitifolius spp. Chicks fed diets high in chaya leaf meal had a lower overall mass but a significant increase in absolute heart mass, liver mass, red blood cell count and a significant reduction in mortality.

It is a tasty vegetable, and is exceptionally high in protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin A.

A colorimetric method for the determination of serum level of glutamate-oxaloacetate and pyruvate transaminases.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 9 9: Sitemap What’s New Feedback Disclaimer. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Cooking destroys the stinging hairs.

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius is an evergreen Shrub growing to 5 m 16ft by 4 m 13ft at a fast rate. Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction. Free radicals, antioxidants and human diseases, curiosity, causes or consequence. Harvesting is best done with protected hands, because even in unarmed plants, long-term contact with the white sap can cause skin irritation[ ].


Cnidoscolus aconitifolius is a drought deciduous shrub that is mainly cultivated for food because of its important medicinal value.

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It also contains HCN 27—42 mg. Representative photomicrographs of liver slides from rats that served as control, ethanol-treated, ethanol-treated with KV or CA. Although the plant can reach 6 m in height, the stems are easily broken by wind and it is recommended that a height of less than 2 m be maintained. In this study, we also xnidoscolus a aconnitifolius decrease in the activities of free radical scavenging enzymes; SOD and CAT, which are the first line of defense against oxidative injury.

Effect of N-acetyl cysteine. The activities of CA were comparable with KV in the ethanol-treated rats. Fresh leaves from C.

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Cnidoscolus aconitifolius is widespread in Central America and not in danger of genetic erosion. Chaya is known to contain aconitifplius enzymes which could explain the use of chaya sap for skin disorders. Views Read Edit View history. Tauroursodeoxycholic acid protects hepatocytes from ethanol-fed rats against tumor necrosis factor-induced cell death by replenishing mitochondrial glutathione.

In another study chaya leaves were found to contain substantially greater amounts of nutrients than spinach leaves.