Synonym. Duhamelia patens (Jacq.) Pers. Synonym. Duhamelia sphaerocarpa ( Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. Synonym. Hamelia brachystemon Wernham. Synonym. Hamelia patens Jacq. (Rubiaceae) is an ornamental plant grown almost worldwide in warm, moist areas. Firebush is used in herbal medicine to treat athlete’s. Many medicinal herbs are used in folk medicine without taking into account their toxicity. Hamelia patens Jacq. (Rubiaceae), a Mexican endemic species.
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Shrub or tree 1- 6 m tall.
Leaves in whorls of three, pubescent, obovate to lanceolate, acuminate, cm x 2. Fruit subglobose or ellipsoid, mm in diameter, red when unripe, and black when hamelua.
There is no available information establishing a yamelia of preparation and dosage other than that referred to by traditional use. The fresh leaf and the leaf juice, in topical application to injuries in which the skin of the sole of the foot had been broken caused neither objective nor subjective evidence of intolerability, nor undesirable effects There is no available information documenting the safety of medicinal use in children or in women during pregnancy pstens breast feeding.
A preliminary phytochemical screening of the leaf revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, steroids and tannins. The entire plant contains indole alkaloids: The aerial parts contain phenylpropanoids: The aqueous extract from the leaf and stem, undiluted, was active in vitro against Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Serratia marcescens and Shigella flexneri.
The alcoholic extract from the leaf and stem was active against Escherichia coli, Patdns aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.
The alcoholic extract from the stem was active against Salmonella typhi, Shigella flexneri and Staphylococcus albus. The alcoholic extract from the leaf was active against Salmonella newport and Serratia marcescens. The acetone extracts from the leaf and stem did not demonstrate activity against any of the strains studied The fresh leaf and the leaf juice, applied topically to injuries on the sole of the foot, have been used as anti-inflammatory and healing agents Use of soap made with the plant, in a clinical study, induced improvement and accelerated the healing of wounds Int J Crude Drug Res 23 1: Bulgarian Acad Sci Sofia 3 1: Planta Med 57 2: Rev Latinoamer Quim 20 2: Rev Cub Med Trop 31 1: J Ethnopharmacol 20 3: Rev Cubana Med Trop 31 2: Ann Pharm Fr 48 2: The information provided is for educational purposes only for the benefit of the general public and health professionals.
African Plants – A Photo Guide – Hamelia patens Jacq.
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TRAMIL has no responsibility whatsoever towards the user for any decision, action or omission made in relation to the information contained in this Pharmacopoeia. Skip to main content. Botanical description Shrub or tree 1- 6 m tall.
According to published and other information: TRAMIL Research A preliminary phytochemical screening of the leaf revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, steroids and tannins.
The plant is claimed to have cytostatic activity