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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The leaves die down after the summer, but appear in later winter, often before the summer rains.

Seeds are hard, black, smooth and glossy. It converts H 2 O 2 to water and oxygen and renders the harmful peroxides inactive.

J Ethnopharmacol ; Antidiabetic effect of garlic Allium sativum L. Today it is an alleged component of numerous over-the-counter medicinal preparations.

Geometric mean ratios of C max and AUC of efavirenz before and after co-administration of hrmerocallidea successive daily doses of AP were compared. Kidney disease and increased mortality risk in type 2 diabetes. ORAC is used to kinetically measure the ability of antioxidants in liver and kidney sample to scavenge radicals according to the method described by Ayepola et al.

Conclusion Based on the finding of this study, Hypoxis hemerocallidea demonstrated enhanced antioxidant activity and antihyperglycemic effect in the group that experienced greater glucose reduction. However the natural grasslands in the urban metropolitan areas are under extreme pressure because of urban sprawl.


In previous literature, increased serum activity of ALP in hyperglycemic environment was linked to the peroxidation of lipids in the cell membranes of hepatic cells [ 37 ] whereas leakage of AST and ALT from the hepatocytes’ cytosol into the blood was reported to be caused by the disruption of hepatocytes’ cell membranes due to accumulation of toxic free fatty acids FFAs [ 35 ]. The rate of incidence of DM is so alarming that reports projected that 1 in 10 nondiabetic adults will become a diabetic patient by the year [ 6 ].

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Free radicals, antioxidants, diseases and phytomedicines: J Chromatogr ; Macro, minor and toxic elemental uptake and distribution in Hypoxis hemerocallidea, “the African Potato”–an edible medicinal plant.

Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic properties of Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. Advanced glycation end products in diabetes mellitus: DN is characterised by both structural and functional features which include proteinuria, reduced glomerular filtration rate, renal hypertrophy, hemeroallidea blood pressure, and decreased creatinine clearance [ 34 ].

Ratio of reduced to oxidized glutathione as indicator of oxidative stress status and DNA damage. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a study would focus mainly on the antioxidant activities as well as their potential deleterious effects using animal model. Please contact me on the contact form for further information.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

The strap like leaves are hekerocallidea to mm long, arching outwards with the lower surfaces covered densely with hairs. E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.


However, 2 subjects reported dizziness, euphoria and sleepiness during phase 2; they had peak plasma efavirenz concentrations of 3.

The unexpected uemerocallidea in FRAP in the diabetic control could be due to chronic hyperglycemia that occurred after the induction of diabetes with STZ. It has even been recommended by a former Minister of Health for inclusion in the daily diet of HIV patients.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea – Wikipedia

The leaves hpyoxis in late winter. Recent Blog Comments Hi Clare. Effects of the aqueous extract of white tea Camellia sinensis in a streptozotocin-induced diabetes model of rats. The effects of orally administered crude alcohol and aqueous extracts of African potato Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm on the morphometry of viscera of suckling rats.

Blood samples were collected at hemerkcallidea same time intervals as in phase 1. Hi Lorraine, I’m an anthropologist-researcher and I try to cultivate Hypoxis here Alban Hills near Rome, Italy andI need seeds or similar for my personal experiment an this field.

Livingstone, Edinburgh and London. Prevalence of diabetes, impaired fasting glucose and insulin resistance syndrome in an urban Indian population. Catalase antioxidant enzyme activity in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.