To evaluate the antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extract of Ecballium elaterium ( E. elaterium) fruits alone against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) strains and. Pak J Pharm Sci. May;27(3) Phenolic contents and antimicrobial activity of squirting cucumber (Ecballium elaterium) extracts against food-borne. This is the profile for the plant – Ecballium elaterium / Squirting Cucumber / Faqqus il-ħmir. Each plant profile in the database contains nomenclature info.

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ECBEL Side view photo of a female flower, solitary and with its characteristic inferior swollen ovary. Shape, elateirum and petal colours of male and female flowers are more or less similar. Elaetriumthe reproductive portion of any plant in the division Magnoliophyta Angiospermaea group commonly called flowering plants or angiosperms. Squirting cucumber Ecballium elaterium also employs an osmotic mechanism.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Obstruction of the upper airway is a potentially fatal complication of the nasal installation of undiluted juice from the squirting cucumber.

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As the seed becomes ripe, this pressure forces the fruit to break away explosively from the plant, ejecting its seed to a considerable distance in the opposite direction. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. GPS co-ordinates are also welcomed! These toxic effects seem to correspond to the juice’s major active compound, cucurbitacin B [6]. The male flower and its stalk degenerates. The squirting cucumber is sometimes cultivated for its use as a medicinal plant [ 46].

The MIC values of penicillin alone against S. In Scotch broom and gorse, however, drying out of the already dead tissues in the two valves of the seed pod causes a tendency to warp, which, on hot summer days, culminates in an explosive and…. A major criticism associated with the use of herbal medicines is the absence of scientific evaluation of their safety profiles since many of them have turned out to be toxic [25].


Upper airway edema resulting from use of Ecballium elaterium. Thank You for Your Contribution! In other words, these are attached above the ovary. Thank you for your feedback. Ecballium elaterium – L.

For most MRSA strains, glycopeptid-type drugs are the only effective antimicrobial agents. A wider study is needed to identify the effective components, the mode of action and the possible toxic effect in vivo of these ingredients. Back to Previous Page. Male flowers have 3 stamens with closely packed coiled yolk-yellow anthers and female flower has 3 large, green stigma each divided into 2 swollen parts or lobes.

It is suspected to provide food for the caterpillars of the tortrix moth Phtheochroa rugosana. Conclusions This study suggests that ethanolic extract of E. Kindly consider support this website by giving a small donation. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

In vitro activity of kaempferol isolated from the Impatiens balsamina alone and in combination with erythromycin elateriim clindamycin against Propionibacterium acnes.

The juice of the fruit is irritative to some skins[].

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Comparative antimycobacterial activities of ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin and grepafloxacin. The Royal Society of Edinburgh. The ripe fruits of E.

The male and female flowers both have 5 spreading sepals and 5 petals. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: It should not be used by pregnant women since it can cause an abortion[7]. Three ecballiumm strains of C. In situ they are closely packed together. It forms colorless scales which have a bitter taste, but it is highly inadvisable ecbballium taste either this substance or elaterium.


Another report says that it succeeds in poor soils[].

Cucurbitaceaethe gourd family of flowering plants, belonging to the order Cucurbitales and containing 98 genera and about species of food and ornamental plants. This vine lacks tendrils, hence it must be secured to upright supports by the gardener unless it is simply being grown as a groundcover. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. The plant is a very powerful purgative that causes evacuation of water from the bowels[]. Laying and trailing along the ground without rising up.

The fruit is ovoid, fleshy, approximately 4 cm in length. Dog, Canis lupus familiarisdomestic mammal of the family Canidae order Carnivora.

Common everywhere throughout the Maltese Islands, mostly near rubble walls and in waste land. YES Flower or whole plant have a elaterimu offensive or unattractive smell.

Ecballium elaterium Squirting Cucumber PFAF Plant Database

Petals fused together to form a flower having the shape of a trumpet, hence starting as a ecballlium tube but widens into a flared mouth where the petals often turn slightly back. Attached to upright support such as a trellis, fence or wall. Antibacterial activity of some plant extracts.

ECBEL Scanned image of underside of a leaf having some yellow eggs and a shedding pupa of the gourd ladybird.