Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Shrub to small tree, able to grow up to about 3 m tall. Foliage: Leaves green, palmately 3 – 5 lobed, measuring up to 15 cm long . The tree spinach (Cnidoscolus chayamansa McVaughn, Euphorbiaceae), called “chaya” in south Texas, is popular in Mexico and Central. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Pharmacognostical studies on Cnidoscolus chayamansa leaves | The tree spinach Cnidoscolus chayamansa Mc Vaugh.

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After 12 weeks, the animals were sacrificed. The composition of the hydro-methanolic extract of this plant was determined by submitting it to ultra-high performance liquid chromatography UHPLC hyphenated to heated-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and UV detection.

The goal of this study was investigates the antiobesity action of the ingestion of the Camu-camu pulp in a rat model of diet-induced obesity.

Large leaves are cut into manageable pieces before cooking. Young chaya leaves and the thick, tender stem tips are cut and boiled as a spinach.

It stands out for its extraordinary drought resistance and medicinal properties. The performance and gut measurements of broilers fed on diets containing different amounts of chaya Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaf meal CLM were examined in two experiments. Retrieved 31 Chaya,ansa Tropical cnisoscolus leafy vegetables prevent garlic-induced hepatotoxicity in the rat.

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A USDA study in Puerto Rico reported that higher yields of greens could be obtained with chaya than any other vegetable they had studied. Ethnobotany is an adequate tool to identify the cniidoscolus import wild edible plants used by local people and to develop strategies for its sustainable use and policy making.

Susceptibility of Tetranychus urticae Koch cnidoscoluus an ethanol extract of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaves under laboratory conditions. The use of medicinal plants in the treatment of infectious processes has an important function nowadays, due to the limitations of the use of synthetic antibiotics available, related specifically to the microbial resistance emergence.


We focused on plants because they are among the most persistent organisms in terrestrial ecosystems.

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LC50 values ranged from extremely toxic 3. Cnidoscolus chayamansa Mc Vaugh, an important antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective plant used in Mexico. Herein, we evaluated the antimicrobial activity of B.

General policies to manage the selected six species are outlined. McVaugh Rosaceaecommonly known as “capulin”, is a native North American tree, commercialized and used in folk medicine for the treatment of the hypertension, gastrointestinal illnesses, and cough.

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In we collected plants from nine different sites representing three levels of disturbance. Use of more than one species of plant as a host by one species of weevil is a common occurrence in Anthonomini.

The apparent ileal nitrogen N and amino acid digestibilities in chaya leaf meal CLM Cnidoscolus aconitifolius with added enzymes, and the same variables in diets containing different amounts of CLM were studied in chickens.

The type of inhibition against HRAR was uncompetitive. The sting is removed by cooking or grinding. Some varieties have stinging hairs and require gloves for harvesting. Camu-camu [Myrciaria dubia Kunth McVaugh ] is currently an important and promising fruit species grown in the Peruvian Amazon, as well as in Brazil, Colombia, and Bolivia. Chaya is easy to grow, a tender perennial in the US, and suffers little insect damage. It was observed that important phenolics The genus Cnidoscolus consists of 40 or more species, but only chayamansa refers to the vegetable chaya.

Cnidoscolus chayamansa

The main objective of the study was to characterize morphological and genetic variation within and among cultivated and natural populations cnidpscolus camu-camu in the Peruvian Amazon. To cnudoscolus extent, favorable microhabitat conditions reduced developmental instability in sites with medium and high soil disturbance, whereas unfavorable conditions at low soil disturbance sites increased developmental instability.

The following tests were performed: Developmental instability increased with soil disturbance, burning in the prior year, and as the percentage of bare ground increased around the target individual.


Ellagic acid 1 and its two derivatives, 4-O-methylellagic acid 2 and 4- alpha-rhamnopyranosyl ellagic acid 3 were isolated as cnieoscolus of aldose reductase AR from Myrciaria dubia H. Tropical Introduction Chaya is a large, fast growing leafy perennial shrub reaching a height of about meters feet. Four new species of the previously monotypic genus Narberdia Burke are described.

The distribution of cases was determined for patient demographics, exposure circumstances, and patient outcome. Soil disturbance imposed by different land use patterns at Fort Benning, Georgia provided a gradient of soil disturbance. Such extracts have shown toxicity to insects, which has positioned them as a common alternative in programs of integrated pest management.

All these results are relevant for a better understanding of the therapeutic used of Cnidoscolus chayamansa in the Mexican traditional medicine and highlights its cardioprotective potential. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

There was an increase in HDL-c levels. This work focuses on the physicochemical evaluation of faveleira oil, as well as it investigates the bioactive properties of faveleira seeds, faveleira oil and the press cake obtained during the oilseed processing.

Chaya is a good source of protein, vitamins, dnidoscolus, and iron. These findings were attributed to the increasing concentration of fibre with increasing dietary CLM.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility. The name comes from the Mayan chay. This study characterizes C texanus exposures reported to a large state-wide poison center system. In this study the DNA sequence variation from two chloroplast regions, the nuclear DNA gene G3pdh and two nuclear sequences derived from the 3′-end of two cassava ESTs, were used in order to infer the phylogenetic relationships among a subset of wild Manihot species, including two species from Cnidoscolus as out-groups.

The ethanol extract was partitioned using methanol, hexane and chloroform to obtain different fractions.