Allamanda cathartica L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Root and Flower: Infusion for jaundice and spleen conditions.

Stem: Bark decoction for a febrifuge.
Stem: Latex from bark is purgative.

Leaf and Flower: Decoction for anuria and dizziness, with Bauhinia scala simiae to treat impotency.

Flower: Antitussive.

Leaf: Infusion for a cathartic, purgative, emetic and laxative. Used to treat biliousness, malaria and as laxative in NW Guyana.

Root: Mixed with Aristolochia macrota in a malaria remedy.


Range. Origin probably in northern South America, but now widespread in tropi­cal America. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Bark: Hydragogue in ascites. Leaf: Cathartic (in moderate doses).

Native to Central America and Brazil. Grown in Indian gardens.

Leaves—cathartic (in moderate doses; emetic in large doses).
Bark—hydragogue, in ascites.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

2) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Allamanda cathartica L.
Término aceptado: 15-Sep-2017