Balanites aegyptiaca

Ba·la·ni·tes ae·gyp·ti·a·ca

(bal'ă-nī'tēz ē'jip-tī'ā-kă),
A genus of tree growing in North Africa and areas around the eastern Mediterranean, with berries that contain an active principle that is deadly to mollusks, miracidia, cercariae, tadpoles, and fish; used as a prophylactic against schistosomiasis by adding it to drinking water.
[L. balanos, acorn]
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The present study was carried out to identify the primary compounds responsible for the aldose reductase inhibitory activity of Balanites aegyptiaca fruits.
Fruits of Ximenia caffra and leaves of Balanites aegyptiaca have the lowest moisture content with 61.
Effets des mycorhizes a arbuscules sur la tolerance a un stress hydrique de quatre arbres fruitiers: Balanites aegyptiaca (L.
Larvicidal activity of saponin containing extracts and fractions of fruit mesocarp of Balanites aegyptiaca.
The research was conducted to highlighted, fix the attention on and evaluate the effect of different pure saponin extract concentrations from Balanites aegyptiaca fruit in the control of type 11 Diabetes mellitus and in the inhibition of Escherichia coli growth.
tortilis, Calotropis procera, Moringa peregrina, Balanites aegyptiaca, Cordia sinensis, Maerua crassifolia, Dalbergia sisoo, Capparis decidua (in Jordan), and Ziziphus spina-christi.
In vitro multiplication of the semi-arid forest tree Balanites aegyptiaca (L.
Cook J A, Vanderjagt D J, Pastuszyn A, Mounka'ila G, Glew RS and RH Glew Nutrient content of two indigenous plant foods of the werstern Sahel: Balanites aegyptiaca andMaerua crassifolia.
Ali, BH, Bashir, AK, Rasheed, RA (2001) The hepatoprotective actions of Rhazya stricta, Balanites aegyptiaca and Haplophylum tuberculatum on paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity.
The woody layer is dominated by shrubs with mainly Combretum glutinosum, Pterocarpus lucens, Guiera senegalensis, Grewia bicolor, Acacia Senegal, Balanites aegyptiaca, etc.