The Antisickling activity of ethanolic and aqueous extract of the leaves of Alchornea cordifolia L. was evaluated in vitro using Emmel test. The aqueous extract showed a higher activity. Anthocyanins crude extract of the leaves of this Congolese plant exhibited attractive antisickling activity, thus, supporting the claims of the traditional healers and suggesting a possible correlation between the chemical composition of this plant and its uses in traditional medicine.
P.T. Mpiana, V. Mudogo, D.S.T. Tshibangu, K.N. Ngbolua, O.M. Shetonde, K.P. Mangwala and B.K. Mavakala, 2007. In vitro Antisickling Activity of Anthocyanins Extract of a Congolese Plant: Alchornea cordifolia M. Arg.. Journal of Medical Sciences, 7: 1182-1186.