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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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C Jeffrey occurs mainly in the tropics. View at Google Scholar O. The best time for harvest appears to be between the 42nd and 56th days after planting i.

The effect of light quantity total fluence rate and light quality red; far-red ratio. Effects of canopy shade on the morphology, phenology and seed characteristics of Powell amaranth Amaranthus powellii. Rhizomes sprouted within 10 days. Panetta reported that root systems developed more slowly and were smaller in shaded than luanaea unshaded seedlings of Baccharis halimifolia.

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A limited number of germplasm accessions root cuttings collected in were established in the CENRAD live genebank in Nigeria for evaluation and observation.


Its cultivation should therefore be encouraged. Agronomic research as well as research into its cultivation as a vegetable, are necessary. Table of Contents Alerts. The Phosphorus contained in L. Data presented up to date demonstrate that there is evidence that support the ethnopharmacological uses of Launaea taraxacifolia. Launaea comprises about 55 species and occurs in Africa and south-western Asia, but a single species Launaea intybacea Jacq. Green leafy vegetables, consumed all over the world, play a vital role after maintaining the wellbeing of humans due to myriads of their phytoconstituents and nutrients [ 44 ].

Journal of basic and applied sciencesvol. There are 1 study abstracts related to Launaea taraxacifolia Willd.

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In the quest to eliminate malignant cells, contemporary medicine and therapies aimed at controlling cancerous cells launaez yielded undesirable side taraxacifoliia.

There are 1 Wikipedia citations related to Launaea taraxacifolia Willd. Apart from its being used as a common vegetable, it is also eaten by some people as a salad or cooked in soups and sauces. Food composition table for use in Africa. Evidence suggesting the role of ROS in rheumatoid arthritis has been on the rise.

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C Jeffrey was gathered. Yanrin does not need much management because of its low water requirement. Despite the increase in patronage of traditional medicines, evidence-based scientific data on plants used as medicines are rather scattered.


Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Aqueous extract of L. Inflorescence a 12—flowered head arranged in a branched synflorescence; peduncle up to 1 cm long; involucre with imbricate outer bracts and a single row of 5 longer, linear-lanceolate inner bracts 8—12 mm long.

Adegbola, Inhibition of in Vivo growth of Plasmodium berghei by Launaeataraxacifolia and Amaranthusviridis in MiceMalaria research and treatment, This abnormal lipid accumulation is often seen in individuals with obesity, hepatitis C, etc. Studies by Ololade et al. Denaturation of proteins has been suggested by various researchers to be the cause of inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis. The leaf, stem, and nodes are potential explants for regeneration of Launaea taraxacifolia [ 6 — 10 ].

The best time for the harvest appears to be between the 6th and 8th weeks after planting. Histological and biochemical studies reveal that Launaea taraxacifolia displays brain protective effects against lead acetate and mercuric chloride induced oxidative stress. Cardiovascular diseases CVD are estimated to be the leading causes of mortality and morbidity throughout the world.