PDF | All cultures and societies have knowledge best described as folk medicine, and Sudanese people used S. argel to treat many diseases. The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use. Known Hazards. None known. Botanical References. Range. North Africa - Chad, Niger. Solenostemma is a species of plants in the Apocynaceae first described as a genus in It contains only one known species, Solenostemma argel, native to.


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Pre-treatment of seeds with growth stimulators promote germination. The seeds are very sensitive to salinity during germination. The suitable depth for sowing is the upper surface layer. Methods of in vitro propagation have been developed using meristematic tips.

Management Solenostemma solenostemma argel can be grown on many types of soil but generally does well in a solenostemma argel clay loam.


Experimental solenostemma argel established in Central Sudan on clayey soil flowered much later and had slower growth rate than plants growing on sandy clay loam. About 2—3 weedings are necessary in the vegetative growth period.

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Harvesting The best stage for harvesting the leaves of Solenostemma argel is in pre-flowering stage. It is a perennial plant, but under cultivation the crop can be grown as an annual, as the first year the yield is highest. The leaves can be harvested 3 times during the season.

Yield Under irrigated conditions, about kg of dry solenostemma argel per ha per season can be obtained. Handling after harvest The aerial parts and leaves are dried in the shade, and later stored in jute bags.

Genetic resources Solenostemma argel argel is relatively common throughout its distribution area and does not seem to be threatened by genetic erosion. In Egypt is has become rare because of overharvesting, and it is protected by law.

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Prospects Solenostemma argel contains a range of interesting solenostemma argel compounds. Not much research has been done however to evaluate the traditional medicinal uses.

  • Topical anti-inflammatory activity of Solenostemma argel leaves.
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A toxicity profile needs to be established as several of the isolated compounds are hepatotoxic. Further research is needed to solenostemma argel cultivation practices.

Major references Boulos, L.


Medicinal plants of North Africa. Flora of the Solenostemma argel. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa.

Solenostemma argel - Useful Tropical Plants

Volume 1, Families A—D. Larvicidal activity solenostemma argel crude aqueous extracts of Solenostemma argel solenostemma argel mosquito larvae.

Several active compounds have been extracted from Solenostemma. Keywords Solenostemma argel; Flavonoids; Antioxidant activity; DPPH; Antibacterial effect Introduction Herbal medicine sometimes referred to as herbalism or botanical medicine, is the use solenostemma argel herbs for their therapeutic or medicinal value.

An herb is a plant or a plant part valued for its medicinal, aromatic or savory qualities. Herb plants produce and contain a variety of chemical substances that act upon the body [ 1 ].


In developed countries, plant drugs are also extremely important, currently at least chemicals derived from plant species can be considered as important drugs in use [ 2 ].

Spices and herbs have been used for thousands of centuries by many cultures to enhance the flavor and aroma solenostemma argel food. Early cultures also recognized the value of using spices and herbs in preserving food and for their solenostemma argel value [ 1 ].

Scientific experiments since the late 19th century have documented the antimicrobial properties of some solenostemma argel, herbs, and their components [ 3 ].