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- van Andel, Tinde; Ruysschaert, Sofie; Boven, Karin; Daly, Lewis
- Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine 2015 v.11 no.1 pp. 66
- Caladium bicolor, etc ; American Indians; animal behavior; asexual reproduction; bulbs; color; game animals; herbaria; humans; indigenous knowledge; politics; products and commodities; rhizomes; t-test; tubers; villages; wild plants; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... BACKGROUND: Magical charm plants to ensure good luck in hunting, fishing, agriculture, love and warfare are known among many Amerindians groups in the Guianas. Documented by anthropologists as social and political markers and exchangeable commodities, these charms have received little attention by ethnobotanists, as they are surrounded by secrecy and are difficult to identify. We compared the use ...
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- Salako, Olanrewaju A.; Akindele, Abidemi J.; Shitta, Omotoyosi M.; Elegunde, Olajumoke O.; Adeyemi, Olufunmilayo O.
- Journal of ethnopharmacology 2015 v.176 pp. 225-231
- Caladium bicolor, etc ; agonists; alpha-1 adrenergic receptors; alpha-2 adrenergic receptors; antagonists; antidiarrheal effect; beta-1 adrenergic receptors; diarrhea; dose response; gastric emptying; horticulture; leaf extracts; mechanism of action; mice; muscarine receptors; pilocarpine; propranolol; rats; traditional medicine; yohimbine; Show all 20 Subjects
- ... Caladium bicolor (Araceae) is a horticulture plant also used by some traditional medicine practitioners in the treatment of diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal disorders. This study was conducted to evaluate the antidiarrhoeal activity of the aqueous leaf extract of C. bicolor and its possible mechanisms of action in rodents.Normal and castor oil-induced intestinal transit and castor oil-induced ...