Scientific Name. Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Oken. Synonyms. Bryophyllum calycinum Salisb. Cotyledon pinnata Lam. Crassula pinnata L. f. Kalanchoe. Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz (Crassulaceae) is a perennial herb growing widely and used in folkloric medicine in tropical Africa, tropical America, India. Objectives: To study the effect of Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) leaf extracts viz. petroleum ether, alcohol and water on healing of excision, resutured incision and .

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Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants. This study validates the ethnomedicinal use of Bryophyllum pinnatum leaves in treatment of urinary stones.

All other chemicals used in the experiment were of the highest grade commercially available. The calyx is formed of a long tube, red at the base, veined with yellowish green or green spotted with reddish brownwith four very small triangular lobes at the end. It was reported that EG administration contributes to increased production of reactive oxygen species ROS and oxidative stress in kidney. Sleep disturbance in cancer patients. Correlation of epiphyllous bud differentiati on with foliar senescence in crassulacean succulent Kalanchoe pinnata as revealed by thidiazuron and ethrel application.

A voucher specimen of B pinnatum plants provided by Weleda, Brazil No. All patients complained of sleep disorders or changes in sleep behavior one of the inclusion criteriawhich were mostly long-lasting 2 years on average, median 1 year.

Effect of Bryophyllum pinnatum leaf extracts on serum parameters against ethylene glycol-induced renal calculi. The writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethewho was an amateur naturalist of some repute, was “passionately fond” of this plant and liked to give the baby plantlets as gifts to friends who visited his home. Flavonoids and other important antioxidant constituents of the plant were known free radical scavengers, capable of preventing oxidative cell damage and reducing oxidative stress.


Leaves are also used by tribes in Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria[ 20 ] and Mianwali district of Pakistan[ 21 ] in ethnomedicinal practices for treatment of urinary calculi. Left kidney was taken and washed thoroughly with ice-cold 0. Introduction Cancer patients suffer frequently from poor sleep quality, which is often associated with worries, coping with illness, pain, and treatment side effects.

The present work shows that the sleep quality of cancer patients significantly improved under treatment with B pinnatum and that this medication was well tolerated in this clinical context.

Wound healing potential of ethanolic extract of Kalanchoe pinnata Lam. The leaves are also fleshy i. The slides were examined under binocular microscope for histopathological changes in kidney architecture, renal cellular and tubular necrosis and presence of calcium oxalate crystals.

Bryophyllum pinnatum – Wikipedia

Plant material Leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum were collected from the medicinal garden of J. The main demographic characteristics and disease characteristics of these patients are depicted in Table 1. The pharmacological studies are reviewed and discussed, focussing on that different extracts from this plant have been found to possess pharmacological activities as immunomodulator, CNS depressant, analgesic, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, antiallergic, antianaphylactic, antileishmanial, antitumorous, antiulcerous, antibacterial, pnnatum, antihistamine, antiviral, febrifuge, gastroprotective, bryophylum, insecticidal, muscle relaxant, sedative.

Widely cultivated as a garden ornamental in Australia, and still be commonly seen growing in gardens. Concerning the malignant disease, most patients were suffering from breast cancer, were in remission, and had a favorable ECOG performance status. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Elevation in their levels is indicative of response to an immunological challenge. A review of natural products with antileishmanial activity. Subscribe to our Newsletter All our latest content delivered to your inbox.

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Serum biochemical parameters On the 29 th day of experiment, rats were anaesthetised and blood samples were collected from the retro-orbital region. AlcE and HAlcE were screened for the presence of carbohydrates, proteins, phenols, flavonoids, saponins, glycosides, alkaloids, terpenoids and, steroids using standard procedures.


Potterat, PhD, and M. The kidney and testis were also removed, weighed and routinely processed for histological evaluation. However, further studies are necessary to comment on the role of exact phytochemical pinmatum and mechanism of action of Brophyllum pinnatum in prevention of urolithiasis.

On 28 th day of experiment all animals were kept individually in metabolic cages with free access to drinking water. In the present study, all PSQI components but one—daytime dysfunction—were higher at study beginning than after 3 weeks of treatment, suggesting a manifold improvement.

Bryophyllum pinnatum inhibits detrusor contractility in porcine bladder strips – A pharmacological study towards a new treatment option of overactive bladder. Despite its wide traditional use, the scientific studies are limited to delineate its antilithiatic effect. Total saponins were determined according to previously described method of Obadoni and Ochuko and expressed as percentage of saponins in extracts.

Eighteen adult male Wistar rats of 12 w of age, obtained from the animal house of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria were used for the study. Comparable results were obtained in a previous study with pregnant women. S J Pharmacogn Phytochem.

Bryophyllum pinnatum is a perennial herb, widely used in the treatment of several conditions in folklore medicine. Effect of a polyherbal formulation on glycolic acid-induced urolithiasis in rats.

In Maharashtra state of india broyphyllum is called “Panfuti” Whoes leaves grow out from leaf. There was no change in FSS. The mean patient age was 61 years. Prescribing pattern of Bryophyllum preparations among a network of anthroposophic physicians.