Wild lettuce (Launaea taraxacifolia) is grown mostly in West Africa, it is call “Efo Yarin” in Yoruba Language of Nigeria. This plant is commonly used as leafy. Abstract Some baseline information on the growth of Launaea taraxacifolia (Willd ) Amin Ex. C Jeffrey was gathered. Rhizomes sprouted within 10 days. African Lettuce (Launaea taraxacifolia) Displays Possible Anticancer Effects and Herb-Drug Interaction Potential by CYP1A2, CYP2C9, and CYP2C19 Inhibition.

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The plant provides a readily available source of Phosphorus and Iron required by the body system and is relatively inexpensive compared to common vegetables like Telfairia occidentalis or its widely cultivated relative Lactuca sativa. Most cell cycle genes were downregulated.

Launaea taraxacifolia – Useful Tropical Plants

Further studies on the structure-activity relationships of the inhibition of recombinant human cytochromes P by some bioactive compounds isolated from Launaea taraxacifolia leaves and their analogues are also recommended.

The plant, which forms a rich part of the African diet, is endowed with high lauaea of nutrients. Only a fraction of leafy vegetables are known to urban dwellers and contribute to their diet.

A Journal of Integrative Biologyvol. The most abundant chemical components found were palmitic acid, methyloctadecenoate, erythritol, glycerol, linolelaidic acid methyl ester, and phytol.

This paper captured information on Launaea taraxacifolia from to Taraxacifolix after Planting to the 6th week 42 DAP of the experiment, the shaded plants were significantly taller than those not shaded.


About 40 roots of approximately 10 cm in length Van Epenhuijsen, and about 1. It is of the genus Launaea and species taraxacifolia [ 5 ]. It was also observed that frequency of the buds on each flowering branch ranges from four to six between distances of 10 cm from the base and 10 to 12 between distances of 10 cm from the apex. Medicinal plants are part of the healthcare systems worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

A yanrin crop should be kept under control because it can twraxacifolia become a persistent weed with its perennial root system.

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The sizes of the roots planted and the resultant plants after sprouting. A leaf extract mixed with breast-milk of a nursing mother is administered medicinally to cure partial blindness resulting from snake spit. In silico molecular docking studies of the isolated compounds should be done to screen for potential inhibitors of various ailment target sites.

This principle has been used in studies conducted by Adinortey et al. In the quest to eliminate malignant cells, contemporary medicine and therapies aimed at controlling cancerous cells have yielded undesirable side effects. Histological and biochemical studies reveal that Launaea taraxacifolia displays brain protective effects against lead acetate and mercuric chloride induced oxidative stress.

In the study, it was observed that electrophoretic mobility was a function of DNA conformational structure. Vegetables x – 6k – jpg www. Launaea taraxacifolia has been reported to be used as an antimalarial agent [ 114 taraxacifolla. Cisplatin is a platinum complexed drug that is clinically used as an adjuvant of cancers and is aimed at annihilating tumor cells.


The metals also altered launawa microanatomy of the rat regio III cornu ammonis and cerebellum when compared with the control. These findings show that drugs metabolized by cytochrome enzymes may be toxic to patients who use L. Lunaea taraxacifolia Distribution Map wild and planted x – 10k database. Lipid peroxidation is oxidative damage, which is normally initiated by the attack of free radicals in cellular oxidative stress.

View at Google Scholar O. The study aimed to develop an efficient protocol for micropropagation of L. In tests with animals in Ghana, leaves of L. Some structures of isolated compounds from Launaea taraxacifolia leaves. The Ethiopian highlands have been suggested as the place of origin, from where it was introduced elsewhere and spread as a weed.

Launaea taraxacifolia Listing of Potential New Crops for The study shows that the height of Launaea taraxacifolia plant subjected to light stress was higher than that of the plant under direct sunlight at the initial stage of the experiment. Electrophoresis has been used as a tool by researchers to determine distortions in native conformational structure of genetic materials such as DNA, RNA, and proteins.