Fagara rhofolia (Lam.) Engl.

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part: Hojas.

ACCIÓN FARMACOLÓGICA= Pharmacological action: Sialagogo, diaforético, diurético, tenífugo, purgante.

COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA= Chemical composition: Previously isoleted classes of constituents. Previous studies of the Argentine Fagara/Zanthosxylum species have shown them to be rich sources of quaternary alkaloids. Coumarins were reported only from Z. coco Gill and F. riedeliana. New-isoleted constituents. F. riedeliana: Lupeol (0.0084%), norchelerythrine (0,008), (-)-hinokinin (0,006), 2-(3``,4``-methylendioxybenzyl)-3-(3`,4`-dimethoxybenzyl) butyrolactone (0,002), arctigenin methyl ether (0,005) and scoparone (0,00028). F. hyemalis: beta-amyrin (0,0107), (-)hinokinin (0,0025) and savinin (0,0075). F. pterota: 2-(3``,4``-methyllendioxybenzyl)-3-(3`,4`-dimethoxybenzyl) butyrolactone (0,0029) and norchelerythrine (0,00075).2-(3``,4``-methyllendioxybenzyl)-3-(3`,4`-dimethoxybenzyl) butyrolactone (0,0029) and norchelerythrine (0,00075). F. rhoifolia: beta-amyrin (0,023), morchelerythrine (0,001), umbelliferone (0,0006) and scopoletin (0,0003).

ZONA GEOGRAFICA= Geografical zone: América del Sur cálida.

Nota de alcance (en)

Stem: Decoction of trunk-bark used as a hot bath to soothe venereal chancres, and to remedy eruptions of pimples on the legs of children. Macerated bark mixed with wine or rum is a bitter tonic having anti malarial and anti-blennorrhagic properties. Bark is boiled with water and drunk as an anti-malarial, by the Guyana Patamona.

Bark and Leaf: Inner bark and leaves are boiled, and the water drunk as an anti-pyretic, by the Guyana Patamona.

Nota bibliográfica

1) TOURSARKISSIAN, Martín. Plantas medicinales de Argentina : sus nombres botánicos, vulgares, usos y distribución geográfica. Buenos Aires : Hemisferio Sur, 1980, p.115.

2) REISCH, J.; BRESCACIN, N.; GURNI, A.A. Constituents of Fagara species from Argentina. Fitoterapia. 1994, vol.65, nº4, p.379.

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

Fagara rhofolia (Lam.) Engl.
Término aceptado: 22-Nov-2007