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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 244-252
Bioline Code: tc05026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 244-252

 en ANTIBACTERIAL, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND DIURETIC EFFECT OF FLAVONOIDS FROM MARCHANTIA CONVOLUTA check for this species in other resources
Jianbo Xiao, Xinyu Jiang, Xiaoqing Chen

Abstract

Dried leaves of Marchantia convoluta check for this species in other resources are largely used to protect livers, and to treat tumefaction of skins in China. Flavonoids from Marchantia convoluta (MCF) were the active components against hepatitis B virus. In this study, the pharmacological properties of MCF consisting of flavonoids determined by HPLC were examined in particular. High dosage of MCF (20 and 40 μg/mL) could significantly reduce the activity of ALT and AST in the serum of mice with acute hepatic injury caused by CCl4 and increase the contents of TP and ALP. MCF could inhibit the auricle tympanites of mice caused by dimethylbenzene. MCF inhibited obviously colibacillus, tyhoid bacillus, Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources , bacillus enteritidis, hemolytic streptococci type B and Diplococcus pneumoniae check for this species in other resources . The results showed that MCF possess distinct effect of antibiosis, anti-inflammation and diuresis in mice.

Keywords
Marchantia convoluta; Flavonoids; Antibiosis; Antiinflammation; Diuresis

 
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