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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Int J Antimicrob Agents. Studies in natural products chemistry: Externally, it has been used to treat sinusitis and painful joints[].

Using plants e,aterium medicinal purposes is an important part of the culture and the tradition in Palestine. Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Auxiliary clusters Male flowers are arranged in a cluster of flowers of different stalk lengths and maturity. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. An in vitro source of cucurbitacins”. It could be that they were eaten by herbivore insects during development of the flower. Try to be as concise as possible. Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity or synergy interaction was carried out using microdilution method.

Adwan G, Mhanna M. Male flowers are arranged in a cluster of flowers of different stalk lengths and maturity. Laying and trailing elaterkum the ground without rising up. The margins are wavy, and forms irregular small lobes or teeth.


Clin Toxicol Phila ; 46 3: To evaluate the antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extract of Ecballium elaterium E. Baleares [ WWW] The species is indigenous to the south of Europe and the Mediterranean basin [ WWW] Cultivation and Propagation details The foliage is fairly frost-tender, though the roots are much hardier and plants can survive quite cold winters [ 86].

The juice of the fruit is antirheumatic, cardiac and purgative[1, 7, 61, 86, 89].

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The ripening fruit becomes pumped full of liquid, leading to an increase in pressure. It is the sole species of the genus Ecballium. Moldova; Ukraine Southeastern Europe: Please report only Maltese locations for plants that indicated as rare or very rare refer to the Nomenclature section. Most clinical strains of S.

The MIC values of ethanolic extract of E.

Ecballium elaterium Squirting Cucumber PFAF Plant Database

To buy images please take not of the image code specific for every image found beneath each individual photo since this is required when filling the online ordering form. The male and female flowers both have 5 spreading sepals and 5 petals. This QR Code is unique to this page. These are grouped together as a singular rounded body, but alike the male’s anthers, they are not fused. Modulation of beta-lactam resistance in Staphylococcus aureus by catechins and gallates.


Squirting cucumber A fruit of the squirting cucumber Scientific classification Kingdom: Triangle shape, broad at base.

Help us improve this article! Unlike other members of the Gourd family, this plant does not have any tendrils. It forms colorless scales which have a bitter taste, but it is highly inadvisable to taste either this substance or elaterium. The long-stalked bluish green fruits are about 4—5 cm 1.

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It is a subspecies…. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Our results were consistent with the recent report by Oskay et al [1]which showed that E. Retrieved from ” https: It is hardy to zone UK 9 and is frost tender. 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….

If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. The unripe fruit is of a pale green color, and covered with numerous, uniseriate glandular hairs, which eject dark seeds and juice after maturity in response to light pressure.