Croton megalocarpus is a deciduous tree with a dense, spreading, rather flat crown; it can grow up to 35 metres tall. The unbuttressed, cylindrical bole can be up. Croton tree: A year-old C. megalocarpus tree at a site in Bondo District, western. Kenya. The tree is approximately 12 m tall and 15 cm in diameter. Note the. CROTON MEGALOCARPUS*. DISTRIBUTION. Is a dominant upper canopy forest tree reaching heights of 40 m or more (Dale and Greenway ).

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The grain is usually straight, texture medium. In Kenya the wood of Croton dichogamus Pax, a shrub or small tree up to 7.

Research Journal of Medicinal Plants Volume 11 4: A crotn or decoction of the bark is taken as a vermifuge, and is also used to treat whooping cough, pneumonia, stomach-ache, fevers including malaria, and abdominal complaints associated with gall bladder and spleen problems[ ]. Linolenic acid ameliorated the process of wound healing as judged by improved migration of fibroblasts to the wounding area Some information cannot be used for commercial crotkn or be modified but some can.

It has been reported to become invasive under favourable climatic conditions. Compilation of data on the mechanical properties of foreign woods part 3 Africa. This QR Code is unique to this page. Although trees are usually not browsed by livestock, leafy twigs may serve as forage for goats.


Croton megalocarpus is locally dominant in secondary natural forest and it is commonly planted. A field assessment of the agronomic and economic viability of Jatropha and other oilseed crops in Kenya” PDF.

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The genus name ” Croton ” was derived from a Greek word “kroton”, a tick, referring to thick smooth seeds, a common feature of most Croton species which belong to the Crotonoideae subfamily of the Euphorbiaceae family 6 – 8. Ceoton lead to traditional bioprospecting. Traditional herbal preparations for indigenous poultry health management in Western Kenya. It is most commonly found in regions with a mean annual rainfall of – 1, mm, with a dry season of 3 – 4 months and a mean annual temperature of megalocaepus – 26?

Fruits take about 5 months to ripen after flowering[ ]. QR Code What’s this? There are citation in scholarly articles related to Croton megalocarpus Meglocarpus. The tree can be managed by lopping, pollarding and coppicing.

Phytochemical screening of C. Croton comprises about species and occurs throughout the warmer parts of the world. Recommendations for multiple use zones and development alternatives around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.

Society for Environmental Exploration, London. In Ghana the wood of Croton penduliflorus Hutch. Reported to become invasive under favourable climatic conditions. This review draws heavily on the research results published in international journals 60books fourbook chapters threedissertations, theses and websites two eachconference proceedings and scientific reports from international organizations one croon.

Antinociceptive effect of lupeol: It is best represented in the Americas; about 65 species occur in continental Africa and about in Madagascar.


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The nociceptive tests used by Gichui 56 were the writhing, tail flick and the formalin tests using Swiss albino mice of both sexes in a randomized design. It has been reported that smoke from the wood irritates the eyes. Croton nut oil CNO has been promoted for its perceived benefits in combating climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.

Many researchers have investigated the phytochemical constituents of C. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks kegalocarpus Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page. Gichui 56 evaluated the antinociceptive activities of C. Research by Borges et al. Efficacy of selected medicinal plants from Eastern Kenya against Aspergillus flavus. A fast-growing tree, croton grows up to 36 meters high and megalocarppus maturity after five to seven years.

Herbal medicine acceptance, sources and utilization for diarrhoea management in a cosmopolitan urban area Thika, Kenya. megalocrapus

The activity of the water extracts was the highest, followed by ethanol and chloroform extracts, respectively It is also used as firewood and for charcoal production. The antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, molluscicidal, wound healingtoxicity and Epstein-Barr virus-activating potency of C.