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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Progression of the inflammation can cause conjunctival irritation, corneal edema and erosions, sore throat, dysphagia, drooling, dyspnea, or respiratory distress secondary to upper airway edema.

Ecballium – Wikipedia

Petals fused together to form a flower having the shape of a trumpet, hence starting as a narrow tube but widens into a flared mouth where the petals often turn slightly back. These prostrate stems reach a length of 80 cm or more, but do not ecbalium up and so the plant remains low at about 25cm. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

Conclusions This study suggests that ethanolic edballium of E. A purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels. Please try again later. A drug that causes abortion of the foetus, miscarriage or premature delivery. A resin in the natural product aids its action. The stigma unit at the base and there is one common style down the ovary below the flower. Methicillin resistance was carried out using the disk diffusion method as described by Bauer et al [17].


The drug was said to be valuable in cases of dropsy and Bright’s disease[ medical citation needed ] and also in cases of cerebral haemorrhage[ medical citation needed ] threatened or present. Synergic interaction between pomegranate extract and antibiotics against Staphylococcus aureus.

Members of the family are annual or perennial herbs native to temperate and tropical areas and include cucumbers, gourds, melons, squashes, and pumpkins. Unlike other members of the Gourd family, this plant does not have any tendrils. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These toxic effects seem to correspond to the juice’s major active compound, cucurbitacin B [6]. Triangular in shape with two lobes rounded or sometimes pointed at the base.

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Also this study probably suggests the possibility of concurrent use of penicillin and ethanolic extract of E. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

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However, to explain the mode of action, the active phytocompounds of these plants used against multidrug-resistant bacteria and their toxicity have to be determined by additional studies. Corrections for mistakes and errors in this plant profile. Thank you for your feedback. More hairy from above, hence its whither colour. Use this form to submit more information on this species or elateriym mistakes in this webpage. You can unsubscribe at anytime.


The long-stalked bluish green fruits are about 4—5 cm 1. Int J Antimicrob Agents. Each fruit pod contains many black seeds. Synergistic effects of plant extracts and antibiotics on Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from clinical specimens.

Hot dry places on waste ground and roadsides[45, 86], usually close to the coast[7]. The foliage is fairly frost-tender, though the roots are much hardier and plants can survive quite cold winters in Britain[86].

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Ecballium elaterium – Plant Finder

QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Published date of profile: In vitro antibacterial effect of aqueous and ethanolic Moringa leaf extracts. Edema of the uvula etiology, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

The hairy, rough, thick-stemmed plant may spread out to about 60 cm about 24 inches and has yellow bell-shaped flowers. Place 2 – 3 seeds ecbxllium pot and thin to the strongest plant. Akademik Acil Tip Dergisi. Am J Pharmacol Toxicol. Genus name comes from the Greek ekballein meaning to cast out in reference to the explosive discharge of ripe seeds in fall. In conclusion, the results presented in this report are encouraging. No Main Synonyms Full list of synonyms: Thus, elatterium, bananas, and grapes, as well as bean pods, corn grains, tomatoes, cucumbers, and in their shells acorns and almonds, are all technically fruits.