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Useful Tropical Plants

Cordia gilletii

De Wild.

Boraginaceae

+ Synonyms

Gerascanthus gilletii (De Wild.) Borhidi

Common Name:

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General Information

Cordia gilletii is a deciduous shrub
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - DR Congo

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Shrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the root bark is used to treat malaria and diarrhoea[
1905
Title
Traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of the medicinal species of the genus Cordia (Boraginaceae)
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 69 (2017), pp. 755-789
Author
Oza M.J. & Kulkarni Y.A.
Website
http://10.1111/jphp.12715
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1906
Title
Direct and indirect antimicrobial effects and antioxidant activity of Cordia gilletii De Wild (Boraginaceae)
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 112 (2007) 476-481
Author
Okusa P.N. et al
Website
http://10.1016/j.jep.2007.04.003
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The bark is used topically to treat wounds and skin disorders[
1905
Title
Traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of the medicinal species of the genus Cordia (Boraginaceae)
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 69 (2017), pp. 755-789
Author
Oza M.J. & Kulkarni Y.A.
Website
http://10.1111/jphp.12715
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1906
Title
Direct and indirect antimicrobial effects and antioxidant activity of Cordia gilletii De Wild (Boraginaceae)
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 112 (2007) 476-481
Author
Okusa P.N. et al
Website
http://10.1016/j.jep.2007.04.003
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

A decoction of the leaves is used as a treatment for fevers[
1906
Title
Direct and indirect antimicrobial effects and antioxidant activity of Cordia gilletii De Wild (Boraginaceae)
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 112 (2007) 476-481
Author
Okusa P.N. et al
Website
http://10.1016/j.jep.2007.04.003
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

A methanolic extract of thei root bark has shown potent antimicrobial and antioxidant activities that support the traditional uses of this plant for the treatment of infectious diseases and wounds[
1906
Title
Direct and indirect antimicrobial effects and antioxidant activity of Cordia gilletii De Wild (Boraginaceae)
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 112 (2007) 476-481
Author
Okusa P.N. et al
Website
http://10.1016/j.jep.2007.04.003
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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