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Cryptolepis sanguinolenta

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Apocynaceae
Tribe  Cryptolepideae
Scientific name  Cryptolepis sanguinolenta
Rank  Species
Order  Gentianales
Subfamily  Periplocoideae,
Genus  Cryptolepis
Higher classification  Cryptolepis
Similar  Cryptolepis, Apocynaceae, Alchornea cordifolia, Cryptolepis sinensis, Cryptolepis oblongifolia

Conservation and cultivation of cryptolepis sanguinolenta english version


Cryptolepis sanguinolenta is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. An extract from the root is traditionally used in West Africa to treat malaria. The alkaloid cryptolepine is a potent antimalarial. The plant also has potential for treating Type II diabetes and is considered a powerful systemic antibiotic. It contains the antibacterial alkaloids cryptolepine, quindoline, and neocryptolepine. The roots are also used as a yellow dye.

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Cryptolepis sanguinolenta Wikipedia


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Apocynaceae
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