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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The shape of the leaves is triangular with the base indented as a heart 2 rounded lobes or lance 2 pointed lobes. Screening of antibiotic resistant inhibitors from local plant materials against two different strains of Staphylococcus aureus.

Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. The juice of the fruit is antirheumatic, cardiac and purgative[1, 7, 61, 86, 89].

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Controls with broth only, broth with E. Female flowers are solitary but male flowers appear in short racemes. Buying images for your projects will support this website. We are currently updating this section. The species is monoecious individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant and is pollinated by Insects. All leaves are thick and fleshy and are pale green at the upper side and whiter at the lower side.

It looks to be a singular unit but actually they are 3 stamens closely packed together. Squirting cucumber contains poisonous cucurbitacins, and all parts of the plant can be fatal if ingested.

Prostate plant, only about 25cm high, but its stem can extend upwards along a vertical support up tocm. The female flower has an inferior swollen ovary about mm long and green center. Cleansing the bowels; promoting evacuations by stool; purgative. Auxiliary clusters Male flowers are arranged in a cluster of flowers of different stalk lengths and maturity. Angioedema due to Ecbalium elaterium: Sow seeds at early spring in rich compost in a greenhouse. All parts of the squirting cucumber are toxic, particularly the ovoid green fruits.


Multidrug resistance reversal agent from Jatropha elliptica. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. We declare that we have no conflict of interest. The fruit is squeezed in a clean cloth, and a drop of the juice inhaled through each nostril, twice to three times a day.

ECBEL Side view photo of a female flower, solitary and with its characteristic inferior swollen ovary.

The anther of one of the 3 stamens is for some reason smaller. Dec 1 Elaterium has been produced in light, thin, friable, flat or slightly incurved opaque cakes, of a greyish-green color, bitter taste and tea-like smell.

These prostrate stems reach a length of 80 cm or more, but do not rise up and so the plant remains low at about 25cm.

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Triangular in shape with two lobes rounded or sometimes pointed at the base. Contact our editors with your feedback.

The juice of the fruit is irritative to some skins[]. Grows best in a rich soil[1].

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Along the base of low fencing. The plant is a very powerful purgative that causes evacuation of water from the bowels[]. It is subject to statutory control as a weed in Australia[].

All plant pages have their own unique code. The root contains an analgesic principle[]. This plant, and especially its fruit, is poisonous, containing cucurbitacins. For these reasons you are kindly requested to first fill and submit a quotation form by which you will get confirmation of the purchase, availability and charges.

Please review our privacy policy. Fruitthe fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a flowering plant, enclosing the seed or seeds. In vitro activity of kaempferol isolated from the Impatiens balsamina alone and in combination with erythromycin or clindamycin against Propionibacterium acnes. It clearly shows that its lumen cavity is divided into 3 compartments.


QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Flowering stems rise vertically up to about cm and are usually grouped as a pair of stems from a common leaf axil – one stem with a cluster of male flowers and the other with one solitary female flower.

ECBEL Photo of a leaf that clearly shows that from its axil zone where leaf is attached to main stem are growing the cluster of male flowers and fruit previously a female flower. The ripening fruit becomes pumped full of liquid, leading to an increase in pressure.

A purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels.

Females are solitary and terminal. The MIC was taken ecballiuk the minimum concentration of the dilutions that inhibited the growth of the test microorganism.

Elaterin is extracted from elaterium by chloroform and then precipitated by ether. Buy Seeds and Docs. The squirting cucumber has been used as a medicinal plant for over 2, years, though it has a very violent effect upon the body and has little use in modern herbalism[, leaterium. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Grow the plants on fast and plant them out after the last expected frosts. The maximum benefit can be achieved when the pharmacokinetics of natural product and the antibiotic ecbaklium match.