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Useful Tropical Plants

Baroniella acuminata

(Choux) Bullock

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Baseonema acuminatum Choux

Common Name:

Baroniella acuminata
Plant growing in native habitat
Photograph by: Patrice Antilahimena
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Baroniella acuminata Baroniella acuminata

General Information

Baroniella acuminata is a slender climbing shrub producing stems up to 6 metres long[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Madagascar.

Habitat

Transition zone between the eastern rain forest and the plateau, and also in shrub vegetation at the southern part of the plateau, at elevations from 800 - 1,500 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the aerial parts or of the leaves is taken to treat cough, coughing fits as well as asthma attacks in children[
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Phytochemical analyses of the aerial parts revealed the presence of sugars, the triterpene ursolic acid, various sterols e.g. sitosterol, the pregnane glycosides baseonemoside A, B and C and several polyphenol glycosides[
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An aqueous extract of the aerial parts inhibited broncho-constriction in vitro and in vivo[
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Several of the phenolic compounds showed significant activity against the growth of different Candida albicans strains in vitro, but no antibacterial activity against 6 bacteria in vitro[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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A clinical test in 1984 with 43 adults taking a syrup made from the leaves showed good tolerance of the syrup but mixed efficacy[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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