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Useful Tropical Plants

Adenodolichos paniculatus

(Hua) Hutch. & Dalziel

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Dolichos paniculatus Hua

Common Name:

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General Information

Adenodolichos paniculatus is an erect shrub or subshrub with stems that become more or less woody; it can grow from 1.5 - 4.5 metres tall[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - running in a belt from Guinea, through Nigeria to South Sudan, northern DR Congo and Uganda

Habitat

Woodland; scrub; grassland with scattered low trees; wooded savannahs on hardpan; regrowths; at elevations from 900 - 1,350 metres[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Adenodolichos species are usually among the first plants to appear after bush fires, resprouting from their underground rootstock[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaf is mashed with oil and applied topically as a dressing for treating burns[
1310
Title
Evaluation of Analgesis and Anti-inflammatory Activities of the Methanolic Leaf Extract of Adenodolichos paniculatus
Publication
International Journal of Biomedical Research 1[5] [2010] 185-193
Author
Sani M.B; Anuka J.A.; Zezi A.U.; Magaji I.I.; Yaro A.H.; Mag
Website
http://www.ssjournals.com
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The leaf has been used in the treatment of toothache[
1310
Title
Evaluation of Analgesis and Anti-inflammatory Activities of the Methanolic Leaf Extract of Adenodolichos paniculatus
Publication
International Journal of Biomedical Research 1[5] [2010] 185-193
Author
Sani M.B; Anuka J.A.; Zezi A.U.; Magaji I.I.; Yaro A.H.; Mag
Website
http://www.ssjournals.com
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

A decoction of the root has been used in the treatment of blenorrhoea and liver troubles[
1310
Title
Evaluation of Analgesis and Anti-inflammatory Activities of the Methanolic Leaf Extract of Adenodolichos paniculatus
Publication
International Journal of Biomedical Research 1[5] [2010] 185-193
Author
Sani M.B; Anuka J.A.; Zezi A.U.; Magaji I.I.; Yaro A.H.; Mag
Website
http://www.ssjournals.com
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

A methanolic leaf extract has been shown to possess analgesis and anti-inflammatory properties, thus supporting the ethno-medical claims for the use of the plant in the management of painful and inflammatory conditions[
1310
Title
Evaluation of Analgesis and Anti-inflammatory Activities of the Methanolic Leaf Extract of Adenodolichos paniculatus
Publication
International Journal of Biomedical Research 1[5] [2010] 185-193
Author
Sani M.B; Anuka J.A.; Zezi A.U.; Magaji I.I.; Yaro A.H.; Mag
Website
http://www.ssjournals.com
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Other Uses

The coarse stems of several species in this genus are used as roofing ties in traditional hut construction[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

The leaf is used to wrap the hands or feet when staining them with henna[
1310
Title
Evaluation of Analgesis and Anti-inflammatory Activities of the Methanolic Leaf Extract of Adenodolichos paniculatus
Publication
International Journal of Biomedical Research 1[5] [2010] 185-193
Author
Sani M.B; Anuka J.A.; Zezi A.U.; Magaji I.I.; Yaro A.H.; Mag
Website
http://www.ssjournals.com
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Propagation

Seed -
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Comments

Ishaku magaji 16th September 2018 0:57
This plant has more analgesic property than diclofenac. I worked on it in 2009.

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