Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anders. [family ACANTHACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa . EEB Greenhouse Accession Data for Acanthus montanus. Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson (Acanthaceae) is a shrub widespread in Africa, the Balkans, Romania, Greece and Eastern.

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Downloaded on 19 August Wikispecies has information related to Acanthus montanus. Leaves are used to maturate abscesses. Plant Uses are for informational purposes only.

Always seek advice from a professional before using any plant medicinally. The effectiveness of the root of A. Genus name comes from the Greek word akantha meaning spine in reference to the toothed edges on leaves in some species.

Spikes of pale pink flowers appear summer to fall. Sign up for our e-newsletter. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. It can be found at stream borders.

Acanthus montanus

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The anti-inflammatory activity was investigated using acute topical edema of the mouse ear induced by xylene, acute paw edema induced by agar in rats, formaldehyde arthritis in rats, vascular permeability induced by acetic acid in mice and heat- and hypotonicity-induced haemolysis of ox red blood cells RBCs.

Where winter hardy, this is a bold, stately plant that may be grown as a specimen but is perhaps best sited in small groupings. Snails and slugs are occasional visitors that can do substantial damage if left unchecked. It also inhibited vascular permeability induced by acetic acid in mice and the haemolysis of ox RBCs induced by heat- and hypotonicity.


Two-lipped, snapdragon-like, pink to rose flowers bloom in summer on upright flower spikes to 10″ long which rise from the branch ends. Plants generally spread less in the northern parts of their growing range.

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Remove flowering stalks after bloom. Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Plants may not flower well in too much shade. Plants are evergreen in warm winter locations, but leaves will show considerable damage in colder winters near the northern edge of the growing range.

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Specific epithet means pertaining to mountains. Back to Previous Page. Its aggressive roots make this plant perfect for slopes. Louis, it should be sited in a protected location and mulched.

This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Retrieved from ” https: Deeply lobed, ovate to lanceolate, spiny, dark green leaves to 12″ long with acuminate tips and silvering are both showy and ornamental. If attempted outdoors in St.

Ground Bed 2 SE Currently: In southeastern Nigeria, the root is popular and acclaimed highly effective in the treatment of furuncles. Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd. This study montanue undertaken to experimentally evaluate the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of the root extract as well as its effect on phagocytosis and specific cell-mediated immune response which may underlie the usefulness of the roots in treatment of furuncles.


Two-lipped, snapdragon-like, pink to rose flowers bloom in summer on upright flower spikes to 10″ long which rise from the branch ends. Plants grow to ‘ tall when in flower. Montnaus has been used against rheumatism and some diuretic action is also mentioned.

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The Plant List Phytochemical constituents such as alkaloids and carbohydrates may be responsible for these pharmacological activities. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Plants tolerate a wide range of soils except poorly-drained ones. No serious insect or disease problems. It prefers shady situations and occasional deep watering, but tolerates sunny, dry situations too. Acanthus montanus Nees T. It reaches up to 6 feet 1. The acute mohtanus and lethality Afanthus in mice and phytochemical constituents of the extract were also determined.

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