Kingdom: Plantae. Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta. Class: Eudicots. Order: Malpighiales. Family: Euphorbiaceae. Genus: Excoecaria. Species: E. agallocha. A widespread and common species, though there are some localised threats and there has been an overall population decline caused by coastal development. Common name: Blinding Tree, Milky mangrove, Blind-your-eye mangrove, River poison tree • Bengali: gewa • Hindi: Gangiva, Tejbala • Kannada: hara, haro.

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Five new labdane-type diterpenes from Excoecaria agallocha. Analgesic activity The analgesic effect of ethanol: Antitumor protecting activity Seven diterpenoids were isolated from E. The sap is milky. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Excoecaria agallocha Linnaeus Kingdom: Support Center Agalolcha Center.

Excoecaria agallocha

Table 4 Botanical features of Excoecaria agallocha L. It is a small tree which usually grows up to 15 m in height [ Figure 1 ]. Rama Krishna and Dr.

Observation specific search options Observed during. Principles and Conservation 2nd ed. Mangroves have long been a source of astonishment to the layman and of interest for the scientists.

Excoecaria agallocha – Useful Tropical Plants

Thus, the leaves of the plant can be used as an antiulcerogenic agent. Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Thane Karnataka: The capsule cells explode apart when mature. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification.

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The secondary metabolites found in the medicinal plants are regarded as the potential source of drugs and thus are excoeacria immense therapeutic value. Secoatisane- and isopimaran-type diterpenoids from the Chinese mangrove Excoecaria agallocha L.

Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of environmental plants: Asian J Plant Sci Res. It is a host plant of the Mangrove Longhorn Beetle Aeolesthes holosericeus larvae, which drill discs into the trunks of dead or sick individuals.

Milky mangrove (Excoecaria agallocha) | QPIC

Arumugam M, Panneerselvam R. The qgallocha milky sap can cause intense pain and blistering if it makes contact with the skin. New class of secolabdanoid compounds 37—40 with an unprecedented skeleton were isolated from the stems.

The roots are pounded with ginger to reduce swellings on hands excowcaria feet. Exceocaria J Agric Chem. Pentacyclic triterpenoids from leaves of Excoecaria agallocha. The result showed that in the dried plant sample, the leaf part showed more antibacterial activity against all the test organisms compared to the fresh plant extracts. Human Uses In traditional medicine, the leaves are used to treat urticaria and herpes zoster as well as to arrest bleeding. Search in all groups Search within this group.


Novel diterpenes, excoecarins M and N from the resinous wood of Excoecaria agallocha. Four diterpenoids excoagallochaols A—D — with an unprecedented skeleton were also isolated from stems and leaves of the plant. Pharm students and presently seven students are pursuing PhD under his guidance.

In Solomon Islands, the latex exuded from the plant is mixed with coconut milk which is used as a powerful emetic and purgative. Elucidation of excogallochaols A-D, four unusual diterpenoids from the Chinese mangrove Excoecaria agallocha. Related observations Show all. Its Malay name agallovha ‘Buta-buta’ also reflects this, meaning ‘blind’.

Plant resources of South-East Asia No. The result showed positive for S. Queensland Paediatric Quality Council.

A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. The poisonous latex has a variety of uses including the treatment of ulcers, as a fish poison for catching fish, and for poison darts. Triterpenoids and steroids from Excoecaria agallocha.

A textual diagnostic description excoecraia the species that is not necessarily structured.

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