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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BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. The Ethiopian highlands have been suggested as the place of origin, from where it was introduced elsewhere and spread as a weed. Embryo rescue technique has been proposed as a solution to the seed sterility problem of the crop. Natural products play a significant launaez in drug discovery process and are useful taraxacifo,ia for mitigating the prevalence of CVDs. The effect of shade upon seedling growth in groundsel bush Baccharis halimifolia L.

Leaf area was obtained by multiplying leaf length L and leaf width W the widest point of the leaf blade by a factor 0.

Increased lipid peroxidation and decreased activities of superoxide dismutase, glutathione, and catalase were also observed in cisplatin-exposed groups. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this.

There are 36 citation in scholarly articles related to Taraxacifklia taraxacifolia Willd.

Launaea taraxacifolia – Useful Tropical Plants

The search approach is illustrated in a flow diagram Figure 1. It may be eaten as salads, cooked as sauces, and eaten as vegetable soup regularly during pregnancy. Dose-dependent ameliorations of these histopathologies were seen in L. The antiplasmodial value of L. This will enhance variability and therefore selection and improvement through breeding.

Tayman and colleagues showed that three compounds isolated from L. In this regard, a number of safety studies have been conducted on L. All growth parameters, except plant height, were significantly reduced by shading although this was reversed during the flowering stage. Launaea taraxacifolia 1, basal part of plant; 2, flowering branch; 3, fruit.


Launaea taraxacifolia (Willd.) Amin ex y

Chemical characterization and functional properties. Evidence suggesting the role of ROS in rheumatoid arthritis has been on the rise. Research Journal of Botany Volume 3 2: Complete Peer review History: The plant does not show any overt toxicity in in vivo and in vitro safety studies.

At the onset of flowering, 56 DAP, the number of leaves produced by the plants was reduced and there was sudden increase in the height of the plants. Omotoye Olorode and Dr. Further studies on the structure-activity relationships of the inhibition of recombinant human cytochromes P by some bioactive compounds isolated from Launaea taraxacifolia leaves tadaxacifolia their analogues are also recommended.

Launaea taraxacifolia

The pots were divided into two groups. A yanrin crop should be kept under control because it can easily become a persistent weed with its perennial root system. Ethnopharmacological relevance of Launaea taraxacifolia. The leaves are arranged in a rosette form of and may sometimes be crowned with golden yellow corollas, which produces nm air-borne seeds. Table of Contents Alerts. The leaf areas of the plants under direct sunlight were also significantly higher than those under the shade throughout the experimental period Fig.

Seed can be collected about 3—4 months after sowing. The investigators showed that lipid accumulation induced with 0. Article Information Editor s: An overview of the cultivated species.

In Benin it is used as a febrifuge.

Although, in general, there have not been negative reports from individuals who incorporate the leaves of Launaea taraxacifolia in their meals, there is the need, therefore, for further research to be conducted in this area to determine the most effective, yet nontoxic, dose of the plant extract.


Currently no topical review exists on Launaea taraxacifoliathus necessitating the need to gather data available on the plant. These findings show that drugs metabolized by cytochrome enzymes may be toxic to patients who use L. Sampling and research of the putatively wild populations in Ethiopia may reveal the origin and genetic variability of this vegetable.

Launaea taraxacifolia is no exception. The effect of light intensity and nitrogen fertilization on plant growth and leaf quality of ngo gai Eryngium foetidum L. In Nigeria the plant is sometimes burnt for its ashes, which are used as vegetable salt. Electrophoresis has been used as a tool by researchers to determine distortions in native conformational structure of genetic materials such as DNA, RNA, and proteins. Like all lettuce it has very high water content with very few calories.

Reactive oxygen species ROS and Reactive Nitrogen Species RNS are free radicals generated by the body from normal physiological activities in body systems as well as exposure to conditions such as radiations, drugs, and pollutants.

There was no significant difference among the treatments with kinetin. Beauverd has been introduced and naturalized in the Caribbean region and Central America. Olukanmi 1 and Mary N. The cardioprotective effect of aqueous extracts of L. Antiproliferative and apoptotic effects were evaluated using the MTT [3- 4,5-dimethylthiazolyl -2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide] assay and flow cytometry, while examining, in parallel, the genes regulating apoptosis and cell cycle in this cell culture model.

The study aimed to develop an efficient protocol for micropropagation of L.