Calycophyllum spruceanum (Benth.), the Amazonian “Tree of Youth” Prolongs Longevity and Enhances Stress Resistance in Caenorhabditis. Calycophyllum spruceanum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network ( GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research. Preferred Scientific Name; Calycophyllum spruceanum. Taxonomic Tree; Domain : Eukaryota; Kingdom: Plantae; Phylum: Spermatophyta.

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Rubiaceae against Sitophilus zeamais Coleoptera: A bark decoction is used topically for eye infections dalycophyllum infected wounds as well as for skin spots, skin depigmentation, wrinkles and scars. Take Action “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

Phenotypic selection of Calycophyllum spruceanum on farms in the Peruvian Amazon: You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

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Silvae Genetv. Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosiav. Used also as an antidiabetic and for eye infections. Inresearchers reported the discovery of several new plant chemicals called seco-iridoids and reported that three of them were active against the tropical parasite, Trypansoma cruzi.

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Flora Brasiliensis 6 6: This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat The resin is used for abscesses, and skin tumors. Created by Leslie Taylor. It produces an abundance of small, white, aromatic flowers from June to July which are followed by elongated seed pods with seeds inside. If a sufficient market were established for this renewable resource, then land owners would not cut them sruceanum for the value of the lumber and protect them for the income realized by annual harvesting of the bark.


The following other wikis use this file: Please read the Conditions of Useand Copyright Statement for this web page and web site. Mulateiro is noted for its ability to completely shed and regenerate its bark on a yearly basis, making harvesting the bark a totally renewable and sustainable enterprise. Its also thought to soothe insect bites calycophyllim reduce bruising and swelling. The smooth green bark underneath is somewhat like a sunburnt human.

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Main Actions in order: This decoction is also a common topical remedy for skin problems, wounds, skin fungus, and overall skin health. Journal of Food Protection spruceankm, n. Retrieved 7 May In the Amazon a poultice made from the bark is used topically in treating cuts, wounds and burns and believed to have antifungal and wound-healing qualities.

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Variation and correlations among stem growth and wood traits of Calycophyllum spruceanum Benth. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Speuceanum.

It grows tall and straight up to a height of about 30 meters, and has been long used as a source of good, high density lumber. It has recently sparked the interest of scientists and formulators of natural body care products in South America for it beneficial effect to the skin.


Mulateiro bark contains a great deal of tannin chemicals which give it an astringent or drying effect. Views View Edit History. It is believed that if this decoction is drunk every day about 5 ounces daily for three consecutive months that it is a “cure” for diabetes. Herbal Properties and Actions.

Seco-Iridoids from Calycophyllum sprucdanum Rubiaceae. The isolated phenols have demonstrated strong antioxidant activity, which may explain its traditional use to stop the aging process of the skin.

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The dried bark is used to treat fungus on the skin. Description Calycophyllum spruceanum pau mulato. Analisando a atividade contra formas tripomastigotas de Trypanosoma cruzi in vitroZuleta et al.

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:. It is called mulateiro or pau-mulato in Brazil and it goes by name of capirona in Peru.

Revista Forestal Mesoamericanav. Curculionidae and Spodoptera frugiperda Lepidoptera: No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, including websites, without written permission. In Spruceanu herbal medicine today mulateiro is used for many purposes.