Blighia


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Related to Blighia: Blighia sapida, Hypoglycin
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Noun1.Blighia - small genus of western African evergreen trees and shrubs bearing fleshy capsular three-seeded fruits edible when neither unripe nor overripeBlighia - small genus of western African evergreen trees and shrubs bearing fleshy capsular three-seeded fruits edible when neither unripe nor overripe
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Sapindaceae, Sapindaceae, soapberry family - chiefly tropical New and Old World deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs bearing leathery drupes with yellow translucent flesh; most plants produce toxic saponins
akee, akee tree, Blighia sapida - widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits; introduced in Jamaica by William Bligh
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The bark of Blighia sapida (Igi isin) and seeds of Xylopia aethiopica (Eru) are soaked with local alcohol for three days.
Lopez, "Saccharides and fructooligosaccharides composition of green and ripe Averrhoa carambola, Blighia sapida and Spondias dulcis fruits," Food Chemistry, vol.
Blighia sapida leaves halt elevated blood glucose, dyslipidemia and oxidative stress in alloxan-induced diabetic rats.
Developed in Litchi chinensis to Blighia sapida (Sapindaceae)," Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, vol.
In Benin, several medicinal plants such as Brideliaferruginea, Blighia sapida, and Khaya senegalensis are used by women to control the dried yam beetle D.
Salau, "Polyphenolic extract of Blighia sapida arilli prevents N- nitrosodiethylamine-mediated oxidative onslaught on microsomal protein, lipid and DNA," Food Bioscience, vol.
Heavy ingestion of the immature aril (fruit) of ackee (Blighia sapida) or other members of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae), including lychee (Litchi sinensis), rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), and longan (Dimocarpus longan), by an undernourished child with low glycogen/glucose stores probably has the potential to result in toxic hypoglycemic syndrome.
Fatal intoxication due to ackee (Blighia sapida) in Suriname and French Guyana.
Hypoglycin A and B isolated from the fruits of Blighia sapida, which are chemically related to lysine were reported for their anti-hyperglycemic activity (Hassall and Reyle, 1954; Feng and Patrick, 1958).
No Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, lagartas dessa especie ja foram registradas associadas a plantas de goiaba (Psidium guajava), aracazeiro (Psidium catteleianum), camboata (Blighia vernalis) e eucaliptos (BIEZANKO, 1962).
Somatic embryogenesis from leaf and zygotic embryo explants of Blighia sapida 'cheese' ackee.