Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anders. [family ACANTHACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa . EEB Greenhouse Accession Data for Acanthus montanus. Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson (Acanthaceae) is a shrub widespread in Africa, the Balkans, Romania, Greece and Eastern.

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The anti-inflammatory activity was investigated using acute topical edema of the mouse ear induced by xylene, acute paw edema induced by agar in rats, formaldehyde arthritis in rats, vascular permeability induced by acetic acid in mice and heat- and hypotonicity-induced haemolysis of ox red blood cells RBCs. Problems No serious insect or disease problems. Ground Bed 2 SE Currently: Plants tolerate a wide range of soils except poorly-drained ones.

Kontanus Uses Where winter hardy, this is a bold, stately plant that may be grown acantjus a specimen but is perhaps best sited in small groupings.

Phytochemical tests on the extract revealed an abundant presence of alkaloids and carbohydrates while saponins, glycosides, and terpenoids occurred in trace amounts.

Acanthus montanus Nees T. The plant is also used to protect against the devils, in purification and exorcism Burkill In southeastern Nigeria, the root is popular and acclaimed highly effective in the treatment of furuncles. Culture Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it may be grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Plants grow to ‘ tall when in flower. Always seek advice from a professional before using any plant medicinally.


Plants may not flower well in too much shade.

Unwanted spread can be addressed by root barriers. This plant is not reliably winter hardy to the St. Where winter hardy, this is a bold, stately plant that may be grown as a specimen but is acantuhs best sited in small groupings. If attempted outdoors in St. Plants can be slow to establish in the garden particularly if started from seedbut become somewhat difficult to eradicate once established since small sections of root left behind can sprout new plants.

Plants generally spread less in the northern parts of their growing range. It has been used against rheumatism and some diuretic action is also mentioned.

Louis, it should be sited in a protected acanthhus and mulched.

Acanthus montanus – Wikispecies

Wikispecies has information related to Acanthus montanus. The aqueous root extract obtained by hot water maceration of the root powder was studied for effects on the growth of clinically isolated strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.

Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd. Two-lipped, snapdragon-like, pink to rose flowers bloom in summer on upright flower spikes acabthus 10″ long which rise from the branch ends. Shady and wet places.

West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Acanthus montanus (Nees) on

The effectiveness of the root of A. Plant Uses are for mintanus purposes only. Plants are not winter hardy to the St. Where winter hardy, plants can spread invasively in optimum conditions. Sign up for our e-newsletter. Specific epithet means pertaining to mountains.


This study was undertaken to experimentally evaluate the antimicrobial and acznthus properties of the root extract as well as its effect on phagocytosis and specific cell-mediated immune response which may underlie the usefulness of the roots in treatment of furuncles. It can be found at stream borders. Deeply lobed, ovate to lanceolatespiny, dark green leaves to 12″ long with acuminate tips and silvering are both showy and ornamental.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Accessed 19 August Downloaded on 19 August Acanthus montanus commonly called mountain thistle is a shrubby, spreading perennial that is grown as much for its attractive foliage as for its architecturally bold flower spikes.

EEB Greenhouses assume no responsibility for adverse effects from the use of any plants referred to on this site. Views Read Edit View history. No serious insect or disease problems.

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