Kingdom: Plantae. Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta. Class: Eudicots. Order: Malpighiales. Family: Euphorbiaceae. Genus: Excoecaria. Species: E. agallocha. A widespread and common species, though there are some localised threats and there has been an overall population decline caused by coastal development. Common name: Blinding Tree, Milky mangrove, Blind-your-eye mangrove, River poison tree • Bengali: gewa • Hindi: Gangiva, Tejbala • Kannada: hara, haro.

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Anti-tumor-promoting activity of diterpenes from Excoecaria agallocha. Minimum inhibitory concentration MIC and minimum bactericidal concentration of the methanolic extract were 3.

Observation specific search options Observed during. Thus, the leaves of the plant can be used as an antiulcerogenic agent. This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat Ethnobotanical Information The plant is known excoecatia play an important economical, ecological as well as medicinal role.

The phenol content was also determined which was 2. Antioxidative and anti-histamine-release activities of Excoecaria agallocha L. Mangroves have long been a source of astonishment to the layman and of interest for the scientists.

Asian J Plant Sci Res. Many drugs, dyes, and tannins are obtained from the mangroves. Etymology The genus name Excoecaria is derived from the Latin word ex-caecare which means ‘to make blind’. Taxonomical Classification the details of the taxonomic position of Excoecaria agallocha L. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. InKonishi et al. Flowers are small and occur in sprays or racemes up to 3cm long in the axils or forks of the leaves. The plant also showed many pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiulcer, anticancer, antireverse transcriptase, antihistamine-release, antifilarial, DNA damage protective, antidiabetic, and antitumor protecting activities.


The chemical structures of some isolated compounds are given in Figure 2.

Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation. Ethanolic stem extract of Excoecaria agallocha induces G1 arrest or apoptosis in human lung cancer cells depending on their P53 Status. Support Center Support Center. A review of phytochemical and pharmacological profile.

It is a small tree which usually grows up to 15 m in height [ Figure 1 ]. Am J Drug Aagallocha Dev. Antihistamine-release activity of E. Vernacular Names of Excoecaria agallocha L. Cryptic irritants of the diterpene ester type from three Excoecaria species. The fruit is a small dark capsule. Excoecaria agallochaa mangrove speciesbelongs to the genus Excoecaria of the family Euphorbiaceae.

Anti-tumor-promoting activity of the diterpene xgallocha Excoecaria agallocha.

Milky mangrove (Excoecaria agallocha)

Micropropagation and phenolic exudation protocol for Excoecaria agallocha — An important mangrove. Antibacterial and antioxidant activity between micropropagated and field grown plants of Excoecaria agallocha L. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance.


Excoecaria agallocha

A Voyage to atallocha South Sea. Economic, Traditional and Medicinal Uses of Mangroves. Even the generic name is from the Latin for “blinder”. William Bligh in his book “A Voyage to the South Sea” mentioned that he was already aware of this hazard when he embarked on the voyage that ended in the notorious mutiny on the Bountyhaving learned of it in from Captain James Excecaria during the time that he served as Cook’s sailing master.

Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of environmental plants: Leaves are simple, 2. Novel diterpenes, excoecarins M and N from the resinous wood of Exceocaria agallocha. Rama Krishna and Dr.

Our vision and values. The genus Excoecaria comprises nearly forty species which are distributed in the mangrove region of Asia, Africa, and northwest Australia. Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy.

Open in a separate window. Twelve microorganisms were taken to study antibacterial and antifungal activity, i. For all eye exposures to sap, rinse the eye with water for 15 minutes and then seek urgent medical assistance.