Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anders. [family ACANTHACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa . EEB Greenhouse Accession Data for Acanthus montanus. Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson (Acanthaceae) is a shrub widespread in Africa, the Balkans, Romania, Greece and Eastern.
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The aqueous root extract obtained by hot water maceration of the root powder was studied for effects on the growth of clinically isolated strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Back to Previous Page.
Plants generally spread less in the northern parts of their growing range.
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The anti-inflammatory activity was investigated using acute topical edema of the mouse ear induced by xylene, acute paw edema induced by agar in rats, formaldehyde arthritis in rats, vascular permeability induced by acetic acid in mice and heat- and hypotonicity-induced haemolysis of ox red blood cells RBCs.
Downloaded on acanfhus August Acanthus montanus Nees Montanhs. Ground Bed 2 SE Currently: Two-lipped, snapdragon-like, pink to rose flowers bloom in summer on upright flower spikes to 10″ long which rise from the branch ends.
Fruit Gardening Vegetable Gardening. Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities are likely contributory mechanisms. This study was undertaken to experimentally evaluate the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of the root extract as well as its effect axanthus phagocytosis and specific cell-mediated immune response which may underlie the usefulness of the roots in treatment of furuncles. Plants can be slow to establish in the garden particularly if started from seedbut become somewhat difficult to eradicate once established since small sections of root left behind can sprout new plants.
Retrieved from ” https: Garden Uses Where winter hardy, this is a bold, stately plant that may be grown as a specimen but is perhaps best sited in small groupings. Unwanted spread can acanthsu addressed by root barriers. Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd.
West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Acanthus montanus (Nees) on
Noteworthy Characteristics Acanthus montanus commonly called mountain thistle is a shrubby, spreading perennial that is grown as much for its attractive foliage as for its architecturally bold flower spikes. Louis, it should be sited in a protected location and mulched. Acanthus montanus at Missouri Botanical Montajus. Acanthus montanus commonly called mountain thistle is a shrubby, spreading perennial that is grown as much for its attractive foliage as for its architecturally bold flower spikes.
It is used in African traditional medicine for the treatment of urogenital infections, urethral pain, endometritis, urinary disease, cystitis, leucorrhoea, aches and pains. Two-lipped, snapdragon-like, pink to rose flowers bloom in summer on upright flower spikes to 10″ long which rise from the branch ends.
Deeply lobed, ovate to lanceolate, spiny, dark green leaves to 12″ long with acuminate tips and silvering are both showy and ornamental.
It reaches up to 6 feet 1. Plants may not flower well acanthsu too much shade. Additional images for this accession: Plant Uses are for informational purposes only.
Specific epithet means pertaining to mountains.
This page was last edited on 20 Marchat Acanhus 19 August It has been used against rheumatism and some diuretic action is also mentioned. Phytochemical constituents such as alkaloids and carbohydrates may be responsible for these monttanus activities. Where winter hardy, this is a bold, stately plant that may be grown as a specimen but is perhaps best sited in small groupings. Remove flowering stalks after bloom.
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