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Useful Tropical Plants

Hancea integrifolia

(Willd.) S.E.C.Sierra, Kulju & Welzen

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Boutonia mascareinensis Bojer

Boutonia mascariensis Bojer ex Baill.

Cordemoya integrifolia (Willd.) Baill.

Echinus integrifolius (Willd.) Baill.

Mallotus integrifolius (Willd.) Müll.Arg.

Ricinus integrifolius Willd.

Ricinus lanceolatus Thouars ex Baill.,

Common Name:

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General Information

Hancea integrifolia is a shrub or small tree growing up to 15 metres tall[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Réunion and Mauritius.

Habitat

Rainforests at elevations from 800 - 1,000 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A stem bark infusion is taken to treat high blood pressure and to improve blood circulation[
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Preliminary phytochemical screening of the leaves yielded alkaloids, flavonoids, coumarins, saponins and terpenes[
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The stem bark contains alkaloids, tannins and terpenes[
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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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The acetone, ethanol and water extracts of the stem bark showed moderate antihypertensive activity in vitro[
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A methanol extract of the aerial parts did show low activity against several pathogenic human viruses in vitro[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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