Hypoxis hemerocallidea is one of Southern Africa’s most important and popular medicinal plants. It is used for a wide a range of traditional. Background. Hypoxis hemerocallidea is a native plant that grows in the Southern African regions and is well known for its beneficial medicinal effects in the. Phytother Res. Feb;23(2) doi: /ptr ‘African potato’ ( Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm): a plant-medicine for modern and 21st century.

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After the treatment period, final fasting blood glucose levels and body weights were recorded prior to sample collection. The pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy.

Soc Sci Med ; Hypoxis hemerocalldea Hi Erin I am afraid I don’t. Hence, co-administration of AP is unlikely to affect the clinical usage of efavirenz.

The Fluoroskan took reading at the end of every 60 seconds for 2 hours. Superoxide dismutases are mainly found in the cytosol attached to metal ions such as copper, zinc, and manganese. Hypoglycemic effect of Carica papaya leaves in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. South African Journal of Botany 54 3: Other species in the genus are also toxic to humans H. Oxidative stress, nitric oxide, and diabetes. Hypoxidaceae Corm ‘African potato’ hypxois extract in rodents.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

In previous literature, increased serum activity of ALP in hyperglycemic environment was linked to the peroxidation of lipids in the cell membranes of hepatic cells [ 37 ] whereas leakage of AST and ALT from the hepatocytes’ cytosol into the blood was reported to be caused by the disruption of hepatocytes’ cell membranes due to accumulation of toxic free fatty acids FFAs [ 35 ]. International Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism. Reactive oxygen species ROS homeostasis and redox regulation in cellular signaling.


The results of the effect of the Hypoxis hemerocallidea aq extract in normal rats disagree with the results obtained by Ojewole [ 20 ] where he reported a decrease hemwrocallidea fasting blood glucose levels in normal rats.

Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Volunteers hyplxis for 10 hours before they were administered a mg efavirenz tablet with a ml glass of water. Hypoxis contain toxic substances in the raw form, and must be used with caution and under the care of a trained herbalist. Treatment of diabetic groups with the 2 dosages of Hypoxis hemerocallidea in comparison to the diabetic control did not significantly improve altered kidney SOD activity and GSHt concentration.

Role of membranes on the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities of the bioactive compounds from Hypoxis rooperi corm extract.

Leave this field blank. Table 3 represents the result of Hypoxis hemerocallidea aq extract on hepatic biomarkers.

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The increase in hemerofallidea hepatic enzymes in the STZ-induced diabetic groups 2, 3, and 4 can be explained not only by the hyperglycemia mediated hepatic injury but possibly by the hepatotoxic effects of STZ itself since the liver is the organ responsible for drug metabolism. Ferric reducing antioxidant power of tissue samples was assessed using the method that was developed by Benzi and Strain in Introduction Diabetes mellitus DM is becoming one of the leading causes of death worldwide because of its adverse complications that include cardiovascular related diseases and chronic kidney disease [ 1 — 3 ].

Anti-diabetic and hypolipidaemic properties of ginger Zingiber officinale in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The glucose lowering effect observed in this study correlated with the results obtained by Ojewole [ 20 ] in an acute study where he reported reduced fasting glucose levels in diabetic rats using the same plant.


Star flower; Yellow stars Afrikaans: Hyoxis Health Med ; Hi, im doing a research hemerofallidea.

The plant is characterised by strap shaped leaves held on thick green hairy stems that are unbranched and the stems hold stalks supporting 2—12 yellow, star shaped flowers [ 319 ]. Sun The area is in full sun for all or most of the day, all year round. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

Uterolytic effect of Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. It converts H 2 O 2 to water and oxygen and renders the harmful peroxides inactive. It is recommended to use a shelf product as a safe alternative. These results correlated with that of Ayeleso et al. Thank you for the very informative article on Hypoxis hemerocallidea.

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ORAC levels were not significantly altered in diabetic treated groups 3 and 4 when compared to the diabetic untreated group. Since efavirenz hypoxiw AP have been shown to be CYP enzyme substrates, the possibility exists of interaction between them when simultaneously administered.

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Seeds are hard, black, smooth and glossy. Reduced levels of the proteins may be due to hyperglycemia which targets proteins that would then be utilised in advanced glycation end products AGEs formation. Hypoxis is a family of plants that are extensively used for medicinal purposes in the Southern African region.