To evaluate the antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extract of Ecballium elaterium ( E. elaterium) fruits alone against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) strains and. Pak J Pharm Sci. May;27(3) Phenolic contents and antimicrobial activity of squirting cucumber (Ecballium elaterium) extracts against food-borne. This is the profile for the plant – Ecballium elaterium / Squirting Cucumber / Faqqus il-ħmir. Each plant profile in the database contains nomenclature info.

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Shape, size and petal colours of male and female flowers are more or less similar. These isolates were identified as S. FIC indices were presented in Table 1. These toxic effects ecbaplium to correspond to the juice’s major active compound, cucurbitacin B [6].

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Int J Antimicrob Agents. YES Flower or whole plant have a somehow offensive or unattractive smell. The supporting stalk will grow as long as 10cm and more. Edema of the uvula etiology, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Side-effects of complementary and alternative medicine. Corsica ; Portugal; Spain incl. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points elatrrium mind. It is extracted ecbaloium the juice of the fruit of Ecballium elaterium.

Veins that run at opposite sides of the common mid-vein and sub-branch towards the outer parts of the leaf. New insights into the bioactivity of Cucurbitacins.


Studies in natural products chemistry: The ripe fruits of E. Petals fused together to form a flower having the shape of a trumpet, hence starting as a narrow tube but widens into a flared mouth where ecballjum petals often turn slightly back. Some herbs may have carcinogenic ecballiium [24].

Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. Squirting cucumberEcballium elateriumtrailing herbaceous plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae.

Ecballium elaterium Squirting Cucumber PFAF Plant Database

For example, due to its strong bitter taste, cucurbitacin acts as purgative agent by stimulating gastric secretion. Severe uvular edema and nasal mucosal necrosis due to Ecbalium elaterium squirting cucumber: From this study, ethanolic extract of E. In this study the antibacterial activity of ethanolic extract of E.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Also it has been found to decrease the damage in the chronic hepatitis and is responsible for the antimicrobial, antifungal. Your email address is only for internal communication. The synergistic activity of antibiotics combined with eight ecballum Chinese medicines against two different strains of Staphylococcus aureus. For more information about QR Codes click here. The diluted aqueous extract of E.

Am J Pharmacol Toxicol. This plant, and especially its fruit, is poisonous, containing cucurbitacins. J Photochem Photobiol B. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Minimum inhibitory concentration MIC of penicillin alone, ethanolic extract of E. Populations of the Gourd ladybird Henosipalachna elaterii is commonly found on this plant. It is used internally in the treatment of oedema elaterlum with kidney complaints, heart problems, rheumatism, paralysis and shingles[86, ].


Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Kindly consider support this website by giving a small donation. Another difference between male and female flowers is that male flowers are usually found in clusters of 5 – 6.

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It is a decumbent, perennial herb restricted to the Elatfrium Basin and cultivated in central Europe and England. For most Ecballiium strains, glycopeptid-type drugs are the only effective antimicrobial agents.

For example, exposure to the juice of anti-inflammatory medicinal plant E. No Main Synonyms Full list of synonyms: Synergistic effects of plant extracts and antibiotics on Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from clinical specimens. A major criticism associated with the use of herbal medicines is the absence of scientific evaluation of their safety profiles since many of them have turned out to be toxic [25].