Botany Evolvulus alsinoides is a very slender, more or less branched, spreading or ascending, usually extremely hairy herb. Stems are 20 to 70 centimeters long, not twining. Leaves are densely clothed with appressed, white and silky hairs, variable, lanceolate to ovate, usually 0. Flowers are pale blue or nearly white, 6 to 8 millimeters in diameter. Fruit is a capsule, rounded, usually containing 4 seeds.
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Botany Evolvulus alsinoides is a very slender, more or less branched, spreading or ascending, usually extremely hairy herb. Stems are 20 to 70 centimeters long, not twining. Leaves are densely clothed with appressed, white and silky hairs, variable, lanceolate to ovate, usually 0. Flowers are pale blue or nearly white, 6 to 8 millimeters in diameter.
Fruit is a capsule, rounded, usually containing 4 seeds. Distribution - Locally abundant, from northern Luzon to Mindanao, in open grasslands at low and medium altitudes. Properties - Considered alterative, febrifuge, anthelmintic, antiphlogistic, tonic and vermifuge. Parts used Uses Folkloric - Infusion of entire plant used to cure irregularities of the bowels.
Also used as vermifuge and febrifuge. Leaves used for asthma and mental disturbances. Others - In the old Sudanese Kingdom, used with other herbs as a charm to exorcise evil spirits causing disease. Women would burn the plant to fumigate the hut during puerperium and use a warm infusion as wash during the day purification. Study of ethanolic extract suggested adaptogenic and anti-amnesic properties with improvement in the peripheral stress markers and scopolamine induced dementia.
Results also showed potent memory enhancing effects. Results showed anxiolytic and antioxidant activities of E. Results showed effective reduction of oxidative stress induced by streptozotocin and potentially increased the insulin level.
Results suggest a potential use in the management of diabetes. Results suggest a potential use for prevention of glycoprotein mediated complications in diabetes mellitus. Antimicrobial activity showed activity against P. Results suggest it may be a useful supplementation for hyperlipidemia prevention in diabetes mellitus.
Results showed myocardial adaptation by augmenting endogenous antioxidants and protected rat hearts from oxidative stress associated with ISP induced myocardial injury. Results showed decreased transfer latency on the elevated plus maze task paradigm and reversal of reserpine induced changes in locomotor activity. Results showed E. Results showed strong and dose-dependent gastroprotective activity, increasing the pH of gastric juice, mucus, and carbohydrate contents. It was well tolerated without renal toxicity.
Compound 1 2,3,4-trihydroxymethylbutyl 3-[3-hydroxy 2,3,4-trihydroxymethylbutoxy -phenyl]propenoate exhibited the most promising antistress effect by normalizing hyperglycemia, plasma corticosterone, CK, and adrenal hypertrophy. Results showed dose-dependent decrease in duration of seizure. Suresh, S. Sahu, D.
Kar, S. Ganapaty, S. Hewageegani, HA. Ariyawansal, W,D. B, Abdulkadir R.
Vishnukranthi (Evolvulus alsinoides) Information, Benefits and Uses
Neuroleptic: reduce nervous tension by depressing nerve functions. Immunomodulatory: modifies the immune response or the functioning of the immune system. Nootropic: enhance memory or other cognitive functions. Nervine: calm the nerves. Psychostimulant: antidepressant or mood-elevating action. Sedative: calming or sleep-inducing effect.
The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the histamine-induced bronchospasm of alcoholic extract of Evolvulus aslsinoides leaves in experimental animals. Bronchodilator activity of aqueous extract of Evolvulus aslsinoides leaves studied on the histamine aerosol induced bronchospasm in wister rats. Evolvulus aslsinoides leaves shows These results suggest that aqueous extract of Evolvulus aslsinoides leaves has not only bronchodilating activity but also decreases bronchial hyperreactivity by decreasing the infiltration of inflammatory cells in the airway and inhibition of release of histamine like mediators from the mast cell by stabilizing it. Evolvulus aslsinoides is useful in asthma, emmanagogue, lever trouble, chronic broncihitis, opthalmia, toothache, and stomatitis. Keywords: Antiasthmatic, Evolvulus alsinoides INTRODUCTION: Bronchial asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by various airway obstruction, airway inflammation and bronchial hyper responsiveness 1 and is a global health problem that results from a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Among several respiratory diseases affecting man, bronchial asthma is the most common disabling syndrome.