Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Shrub to small tree, able to grow up to about 3 m tall. Foliage: Leaves green, palmately 3 – 5 lobed, measuring up to 15 cm long . The tree spinach (Cnidoscolus chayamansa McVaughn, Euphorbiaceae), called “chaya” in south Texas, is popular in Mexico and Central. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Pharmacognostical studies on Cnidoscolus chayamansa leaves | The tree spinach Cnidoscolus chayamansa Mc Vaugh.

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Cnidoscolus chayamansa Mc Vaugh, an important antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective plant used in Mexico.

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Cooking is essential prior to consumption to inactivate the toxic hydrocyanic glycosides present in chaya leaves. No study to date has investigated the effect of different polar solvent extracts from Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaves on glycemic control as used in folk medicine. The white male flowers are much more abundant. The ethanol extract was partitioned using methanol, hexane and chloroform to obtain different fractions.

This can be explained by either the isolation of these populations from each other or the low number of individuals in some populations. Considering its long-standing use in folk medicine, which suggests the relative safety of the plant, and the presence of many known antibacterial polyphenolic compounds responsible for its antibacterial activity, the results show that M. Chaya is easy to grow, a tender perennial in the US, and suffers little insect damage.

This is the first report on the quantification of as active principles, and compound 1 was selected as a marker of Chayammansa. Our results also show that faveleira oil has potential to be used as edible oil and the press cake should be used to contain the most antioxidants from seed.

Cnidoscolus chayamansa

To some extent, favorable microhabitat conditions reduced developmental instability in sites with medium and high soil disturbance, whereas unfavorable conditions at low soil disturbance sites increased developmental instability. Plants in the Chayamansa Group syn. Cnodoscolus can be established in the soil if the soil is well drained. This research records the wild edible plants used by the inhabitants of the Sierra la Laguna Biosphere Reserve, in Mexico, and identified priority species for sustainable development.


It is a popular leaf vegetable in Mexican and Central American cuisinessimilar to spinach. In experiment 2, the amino acid digestibility in birds fed on CLM was lower than that from birds fed on either control or CLM Their policies may differ from this site. Other common names are tree spinach, chaya col, kikilchay, and chaykeken.

The composition of the hydro-methanolic extract of this plant was determined by submitting it to ultra-high performance liquid chromatography UHPLC hyphenated to heated-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and UV cuayamansa. Both kinds of flowers are small, less than 10 mm long.

The selected six species should be included in the future management program of the reserve as chaymaansa priority wild edible plants to develop strategies for conservation, sustainable use, and improvement of the local population income. A multiple year comparison using two herbs, Ipomoea pandurata and Cnidoscolus stimulosus. It also exhibited significant anti-inflammatory activity in vitro in a. Leaves are immersed and simmered for 20 minutes and then served with oil or butter.

The proximate analysis and mineral composition of C. The extract showed modest antibacterial activity against all tested bacteria, with the exception of E.

Developmental instability increased with soil disturbance, burning in the prior year, and as the percentage of bare ground increased around the target individual.

Fnidoscolus – Usually grown from locally obtained stem cuttings – It is sometimes possible to get cuttings from: Young chaya leaves and the thick, tender stem tips are cut and boiled as a spinach. The wood of young stems is soft, easily broken, and susceptible to rot. Use of more than one species of plant as a host by one species of weevil is a common occurrence in Anthonomini.


In another study chaya leaves were found to contain substantially greater amounts of nutrients than spinach leaves. The results demonstrated great potential cyayamansa an antimicrobial agent, an important antioxidant capacity, and acetylcholinesterase inhibition response with no significant difference compared with the reference drug. In the second experiment, there were three diets based on maize cnidosccolus soybean: When drying chaya leaves it is best to blanch the leaves in boiling water for 3 minutes then rinse in clear water before drying or to grind the leaves first and dry the pulped leaves.

Animals that received the pulp of Camu-camu reduced their weights of the fat in white adipose tissues, glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-c and insulin blood levels.

Chaya plant (Cnidoscolus Chayamansa) – Picture of Moonracer Farm Lodging & Tours, San Antonio

The results of the study revealed that there was a significant increase P Antiplasmodial and anti-inflammatory effects of an antimalarial remedy from the Wayana Amerindians, French Guiana: Effect on the oral glucose tolerance of normoglycemic rats. The name comes from the Mayan chay.

Modulation of the lipid profile and insulin levels of streptozotocin induced diabetic rats by ethanol extract of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaves and some fractions: In the fall trials at Gainesville, FL, seed pods about 1-inch wide and the size of walnuts were produced.

It is divided into four cultivars based on leaf morphology: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.