Abrus precatorius


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Abrus precatorius,

Abrus

pantropical plant genus of the legume family Fabaceae.

Abrus precatorius
seeds contain a toxin, abrin, which causes severe diarrhea and paralysis. Called also jequirity, love precatory, lucky or paternoster bean, rosary or coral pea, crab's eye, minnie-minnie, Indian liquorice.
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92) As far as Category 1, which provides the most exciting potential for discovering the agency of maroons in shaping the environment of the Mascarenes, we identified eight potential plants: Abrus precatorius, Cajanus scarabaeoides, Canna indica, Crotalaria retusa, Flacourtia indica, Passiflora foetida, Poupartia borbonica, and Solanum macrocarpon.
Experimental studies on Abrus precatorius seeds have confirmed the antiinflammatory antimicrobial wound healing anti oxidative and immune stimulatory activity.
Similarly, significant reduction of various antinutritional compounds during autoclaving treatment was reported for Abrus precatorius, Mucuna pruriens var.
Extracted from the rosary pea-a weedy vine, Abrus precatorius, native to Florida-these saponins are 30 to 100 times sweeter than sucrose.
The sweet-tasting saponins discovered in Kinghorn's lab were extracted and isolated from the subtropical weed Abrus precatorius, commonly known as rosary pea or Indian licorice.
However, for treatment of asthma, 50g whole plant of Withania somnifera was mixed with 20g leaves of Adhatoda vasica, 10g leaves of Achyranthes aspera, 20g leaves of Schima wallichii, 15g fruits of Vitis vinifera, and 15g roots of Abrus precatorius.
Canella alba, Vitis tiliaefolia and Abrus precatorius r in 2; Thouinia sp.
Abrin and agglutinin, lectins from the seeds of Abrus precatorius are type II ribosome-inactivating proteins that inhibit protein synthesis in eukaryotic cells.
It has been reported that Abrus abrin, isolated from the seeds of Abrus precatorius, showed in vitro and in vivo antitumor properties by the induction of apoptosis.
However, Kaviraj 1 treated such infections with Abrus precatorius, Kaviraj 2 with a combination of Dalbergia sissoo and Melocanna baccifera, and Kaviraj 3 treated skin infections with Cassia occidentalis.
caucho vekochitanu Manihot esculenta Crantz yuca a'so Phyllanthus acuminatus Vahl barbasco eoja'o Fabaceae Abrus precatorius L.
Kuo SC, Chen SC, Chen LH, Wu JB, Wang JP, Teng CM (1995) Potent antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory and antiallergic isoflavanquinones from the roots of Abrus precatorius.