Etlingera elatior, commonly known as torch ginger, is a tropical rhizomatous perennial of the ginger family that grows to ‘ tall in tropical climates but much. Read fascinating facts and browse beautiful, detailed photos of the torch ginger ( Etlingera elatior): one of thousands of plant species growing at the Eden Project. Etlingera elatior or ‘pink torch ginger’ (Zingiberaceae) are widely cultivated in tropical countries and used as spices and food flavoring.
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Cook Islands Biodiversity Database, Version Within its native distribution range i. Glutathione peroxidase GPx assay This assay kit measured GPx activity indirectly by a coupled reaction with glutathione reductase.
Appaloosa Creative Commons Attribution 3. The forms with red or deep red bracts and leaves that are permanently purplish underneath, are more commonly used as an ornamental or as cut flowers, although the pink-bracted ones are equally popular.
This assay kit utilizes a tetrazolium salt for the detection of superoxide radicals O 2 – generated by xanthine oxidase elattior hypoxanthine. Invasive alien plants in China: Chronic lead poisoning in children: Wikispecies has information related to Etlingera elatior. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc. BMC Research Notes, 4: When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on elwtior status.
The genus Etlingera includes approximately species distributed in tropical and subtropical Indo-Malesia and tropical Australia Stevens, Etlingeraa extract was filtered, evaporated in vacuum evaporator and lypholized to give yield of about 60 g of dry extract.
In southeastern Asia, it is also used in traditional medicine.
In the present study, administration of ethanol extract of Etlingera elatior alone significantly increased the serum antioxidant enzymes. In vitro propagation of Zingiberaceae species with medicinal properties. Lead exposure causes generation of reactive oxygen species and functional etlnigera in rat sperm.
As lead exposure tends to be sub acute, produces only subtle clinical symptoms. Lipid peroxidation will inactivate cell constituents by oxidation and ultimately lead to loss of membrane integrity [ 633 ]. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Etlingera elatior. Phaeomeria speciosa Blume Koord. There was a significant increase in serum lipid hydroperoxides and protein etlignera contents after lead acetate exposure.
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It is of interest to mention that all groups treated with E. Furthermore, the increase in SOD in E. Title Fruits Caption Etlingera elatior torch ginger ; fruits.
Lead nitrate induced apoptosis in alveolar macrophages from rat lung. Fertilize the soil around these flowers with a etlingra fertilizer once per month during the growing season.
Etlingera elatior – Useful Tropical Plants
Plant Resources of Tropical Africa http: This study has shown that E. Hence the present study was taken up to assess the effects of ethanol extract of E. The family Zingiberaceae, with more than species, is the largest of eight families included in the order Zingiberales Kress, ; Kress et al.
Antioxidative constituents of Etlingera elatior. Alpinia elatior Jack Alpinia javanica Blume D.
Habsah et al [ 16 ] reported that crude dichloromethane and methanol extracts of E. Moreover, the decrease in PCC was pronounced in the group treated with E. Discussion and conclusion Lead is known to cause oxidative damage in various tissues by bringing about imbalance in the generation and removal of reactive oxygen species [ 21 – 23 ].
The flowers and flower buds are commonly used in Malaysian dishes such as, Penang laksanasi kerabu and nasi ulam [ 1113 – etlignera ].
There are 20 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Protein carbonyl content PCC assay In the protein carbonyl content assay kit, protein samples are derivatized by making use of the reaction between 2, 4-dinitrophenylhydrazine DNPH and protein carbonyls.
Cookies make wikiHow better. The ginger family has a pantropical distribution, with a centre of diversity in the Malesian biogeographic region Kress, ; Kress et al. Etlingera elatior or ‘pink torch ginger ‘ Zingiberaceae are widely cultivated in tropical countries and used as spices and food flavoring. Etlingera elatioralso known as ‘torch ginger’ or ‘red ginger lily’ belongs to zingiberaceae family and is a herbaceous perennial plant native to South East Asia.
Although the exact mechanisms by which lead induces oxidative stress in various tissues are not completely understood, evidence indicates that multiple mechanisms may be involved. In a comparative study Chan et al. The mixture was heated in a boiling water-bath for 15 minutes.