Bauhinia malabarica herb for malaria treatment
Bauhinia malabarica Roxb. has been used in Thai traditional medicine for wound healing, as a diuretic, to fight dysentery and as an emmenagogue. Several flavonols have been found in Bauhinia malabarica herb including 6,8-di-C-methylkaempferol 3-methyl ether, kaempferol, afzelin, quercetin, isoquercitrin, quercitrin, and hyperoside.
As of 2011, no human studies with Bauhinia malabarica herb could be found on Medline.
Herb for malaria
Bauhinia malabarica herb also has antimalarial substances such as preracemosols A and B.
Bauhinia malabarica seed composition
Bauhinia malabarica seeds have higher amount of crude lipid when compared with most of the domesticated pulses. The seeds are rich in minerals like Ca, Mg and Fe. Glutelins (45%) constitute the major seed protein fraction followed by globulins which account for about 34%. Cystine and methionine are found to be the limiting essential amino acids; whereas tyrosine and phenylalanine content are fairly high. The unsaturated fatty acids, oleic acid and linoleic acid, are predominant seed lipids.
Flavonols from Bauhinia malabarica.
Natural Med. 2008; Kaewamatawong R, Kitajima M, Kogure N, Takayama H. Kaewamatawong R, Kogure N, Takayama H. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ubon Ratchatani University, Warinchamrap, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand.
Seven flavonols, including 6,8-di-C-methylkaempferol 3-methyl ether, kaempferol, afzelin, quercetin, isoquercitrin, quercitrin, and hyperoside were isolated from the methanol extract of leaves.
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