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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There was also no initiation of root under far red light which is characteristic of shade condition. Effect of shading on the growth and development aspects of some member of Asteraceaes. Differences were observed in the habit taraxacifoliz growth of L. Roots are cut in pieces of about 10 cm length and these are planted horizontally and entirely covered with soil; 30—50 cuttings may be planted in a bed of 10 m 2.

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Launaea taraxacifolia Distribution Map wild and planted x – 10k database. To receive news and publication updates for Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, enter your email address in the box below. At the onset of flower bud formation, a number of observations were made daily.

Launaea taraxacifolia

Perennial herb up to cm tall, with creeping root system; stem erect, taraxacifoliq woody at base. There are 1 study abstracts related to Launaea taraxacifolia Launnaea. Only a fraction of leafy vegetables are known to urban dwellers and contribute to their diet.


De Simone et al. Cardiovascular diseases CVD are estimated to be the leading causes of mortality and morbidity throughout the world. Launaea taraxacifolia belongs to the domain Eukaryota, kingdom Plantae, and subkingdom Viridae Plantae.

From a well-managed bed of 10 m 2 one may expect 15—20 harvests during a 6—7 month period, with a total yield of 20 kg.

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Some patients take orthodox drug such as antihypertensive drugs, hypoglycaemics, and antiretroviral therapy HAART in conjunction with traditional medicines. In Ghana the leaves are rubbed on the limbs of backward children to induce them to walk.

BAP treatments at 2. All growth parameters, except plant height, were significantly reduced by shading although this was reversed during the flowering stage.

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The pots were divided into two groups. There are book citations related to Launaea tadaxacifolia Willd. It also contains some protein. The objectives of this study were therefore to obtain and document baseline information on the growth and development pattern of L. Growth and development of radish Raphanus sativa L.

The leaves are arranged kaunaea a rosette form of and may sometimes be crowned with golden yellow corollas, which produces nm air-borne seeds.

Pretreatment of rats with L. Compositae part 1Rotterdam: View at Google Scholar J. The metals also altered the microanatomy of the rat regio III cornu ammonis and cerebellum when compared with the control.


Histological studies of kidney tissues showed an insignificant change in tubular epithelium in L. 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. Micronuclei are markers that provide information about the integrity of chromosome structure during nuclear division. Other than some farmers making their own selections, no breeding work is currently being done on yanrin.

The second group was placed in the open under the direct impact of sunlight. It is found in the Family Asteraceae or Compositae. The pharmacological activities reported by various researchers may be due to specific phytoconstituents. There are no records on production and trade. Data presented up to date demonstrate that there is evidence that support the ethnopharmacological uses of Launaea taraxacifolia.

Dose-dependent ameliorations of these histopathologies were seen in L. Effects of shading on common water hemp Amaranthus rudis growth and development. The rosette leaves are taraxacifllia liked as a vegetable in the early stages of growth when they are not yet very bitter. The medicinally important leafy vegetables of South West Nigeria.