Abstract Barleria prionitis Linn. (Family: Acanthaceae) is a well-known perennial, Ayurvedic herb distributed in the tropical Asia, Africa and Yemen. The whole. B. prionitis is a fast growing perennial plant widely commercialized as an ornamental to be planted in open sunny areas in gardens, yards, and. Erect armed shrubs, spines ca. cm long. Leaves to x cm, elliptic, acute, mucronate, base cuneate, sparsely puberulus, ciliate on the margins, gland.

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Bxrleria extracts from the different parts and isolated phytochemicals of B. Effect of isolated fractions of Barleria prionitis root methanolic extract on reproductive function of male rats: Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page B. General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. It was found that the dichloromethane, petroleum ether and ethanol extracts of leaves, stems and roots exhibited significant inhibition of COX-1 and COX-2 with subsequent inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis barleriia are involved in pain sensation Amoo et al.

Acid, Neutral Flower colour: Each flower has five petal lobes i. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Among the extracts, m ethanolic extract was more potent against all the fungal isolates Aneja et al. prrionitis


The petioles are about 0. The analgesic activity of B. However, the intraperitoneal LD 50 was determined as mg kg -1 for prionitks aqueous fraction in mice Singh et al.

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Environmental Impact Top of page B. The fraction was also increased the hepatic glutathione content and reduced the hepatic lipid peroxidation in response to the hepatotoxicity in mice and rats Singh et al. The flowers prionitiis sessile, yellow in colour and often solitary in lower axils and spictate in the upper axils.

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Native to south-eastern Asia i. Login to add your Comment Not registered yet? If you are living in a subtropical area and looking for a fast growing, indigenous plant to solve your problem of planting open sunny areas in your garden, Barleria prionitis subsp.

Barleria is a large, polymorphic, widespread genus of herbs, shrubs and rarely climbers comprising approximately species distributed worldwide Balkwill and Balkwill, Wikimedia Commons has media related to Barleria prionitis. A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. Life cycles are treated in bagleria field for Life Cycle.

A study of the antidiabetic activity of Barleria prionitis Linn. One plant has the potential to produce hundreds of seeds in a reproductive season.


Numbers of active compound classes like alkaloids, terpens, flavonoids, glycosides, lignans, phenolics, saponins etc has been used in the modern system of medicines for prilnitis wide therapeutic activities Saadabi et al. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. Barleria prionitis in Hyderabad, India.

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It is a popular ornamental plant widely cultivated in tropical and temperate habitats. Seeds are dispersed short distances when capsules open. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page B.

The prionutis extract was also provided dose dependent significant reduction in writhing characterizes by the reduction in acetic acid induced abdominal cramping and abdominal cramping.

A review of its ethnobotany, phytochemical and pharmacological profile.

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The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses. Perennial, Shrub SA Distribution: New iridoids from the medicinal plant Barleria prionitis with potent activity against respiratory syncytial virus.

Distribution Top of page B. Wood Barleria prionitis prionitos. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 16, 3. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant?