Hypoxis hemerocallidea is one of Southern Africa’s most important and popular medicinal plants. It is used for a wide a range of traditional. Background. Hypoxis hemerocallidea is a native plant that grows in the Southern African regions and is well known for its beneficial medicinal effects in the. Phytother Res. Feb;23(2) doi: /ptr ‘African potato’ ( Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm): a plant-medicine for modern and 21st century.

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During germination studies it was found that complete mechanical removal of the hard seed coat only led to partial germination.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Recent Blog Comments Hi Clare. The hepatic catalase results of our study showed a significant decrease in the catalase activity of group 2 diabetic rats when compared to all the groups. I live in hennenman, free state and we get sometimes severe frost Recent Blog Posts Clivias: Based on the finding of this study, Hypoxis hemerocallidea demonstrated enhanced antioxidant activity and antihyperglycemic effect in the group that experienced greater glucose reduction.

Pharmacokinetic analysis The pharmacokinetic parameters of efavirenz before and after co-administration with AP were determined using a non-compartmental model. Studies of in vivo antidiabetic plants used in South African herbal medicine. South African Journal of Science.

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It converts H 2 O 2 to water and oxygen and renders the harmful peroxides inactive. Do try this as I got at least 10 plants from the one original corm. Cell Biol Int ; Hypoxidaceae corm [;African Potato’] aqueous extract.

Both dosages of Hypoxis hemerocallidea did not significantly reverse their serum levels. Table 3 represents the result of Hypoxis hemerocallidea aq extract on hepatic biomarkers. Volunteers fasted for 10 hours before they were administered a mg efavirenz tablet with a ml glass of water. Gibaldi M, Perrier D.


The mobile phase consisted of acetonitrile: While cultivating a piece of earth a few hyopxis ago for the vegetable patch I accidently damaged one of these corms as it has not yet made leaves and I could not see the plant. Treatment of rats with aqueous plant extract was done daily from the fourth day to the second last day of the 6-week period.

Hemerocalldiea contact me on the contact form for further information. Effect of African potato Hypoxis hemerocallidea on the pharmacokinetics of efavirenz. The African potato Hypoxis hemerocallidea: Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic properties of Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. In diabetic treated groups, the extract of Hypoxis hemerocallidea hyppxis catalase suggesting the plant’s potential antioxidant power.

The decrease in catalase activity in the diabetic hepatic tissue signifies the failure of catalase to detoxify hydrogen peroxide resulting in increased oxidative damage.

In addition, it also reported that, during acute hyperglycemia, the FRAP levels tend to decrease while it later increases during chronic hyperglycemic phases which hypoxjs be the case in our study as increase in enzyme activities indicates increase in demand to meet up with oxidative stress requirement [ 27 ].

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The geometric mean ratios of C max and AUC were Among these phytochemicals, daucosterol, beta sitosterol, and rooperol are mostly associated with therapeutic activities [ 21 ].

The hepatic enzyme levels of serum in the diabetic control were significantly elevated when compared to the normal control group 1 and group 5. Wrongly called African potato. A focus group study. The flowers are carried on 5 or 6 slender erect inflorescences, each carrying bright yellow, star-shaped flowers with 6 tepals.


Phase 1 started on day 1 and phase 2 started on day 29, each phase lasting 3 days. J Ethnopharmacol ; Possible effects of co-administration of NHPs and ARVs include increased side-effects of ARVs and losing the control of viral replication, which could lead to non-compliance and therapeutic failure, respectively. Ethnopharmacological field study of the plants used to treat type 2 diabetes among the Cakchiquels in Guatemala.

Nutr J ; 4: Medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa. Department of Health, All subjects completed the study. Taxonomically, Hypoxis hemerocallidea belongs to the hypoxidaceae Star lily family. Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology.

They provide protection from erosion and drought and improve the visual appearance of the garden. These two compounds have been speculated to be responsible for its hypoglycaemic and antioxidant effects [ 29 ]. The night before the study day 0 volunteers were checked hypoxia the clinic and tested for drugs of abuse and alcohol consumption and questioned to ensure that they had complied with the study restrictions.

Preparation and analysis of AP. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. Increase in FRAP in diabetic rats was linked to ketosis [ 40 ] in which the authors reported that oxidative metabolism is dependent on time period.