Chromolaena odorata (L.) K.&R.

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part: Hojas. 

ACCIÓN FARMACOLÓGICA= Pharmacological action: Antitumoral. 

COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA= Chemical composition: En toda la planta se han registrdo flavonoides: acacetina, velutina, tamarixetina, mikanina; flavononas: sakuranetina e iso-sakuratenina, una flavona la salvigenina y una chalcona la odoratina; triterpenoides B-amirina, lupeol, epoxilupeol y ácido anísico. Las hojas contienen triterpenos: b-amirina, b-y-y-sitosterol, lupeol y epoxilupeol. También taninos y azúcares . El aceite esencial de las hojas contiene derivados sesquiterpénicos: (+)-y (-)-eupatenol.

ZONA GEOGRÁFICA= Geografical zone: República Dominicana. 

Nota de alcance (en)

Stem: Among French Guiana Palikur, when the need arises for an emollient to use while extracting splinters, the stems and branches of this plant are crushed and combined with the wood-pulp of Cecropia obtusa and a seed of Theobroma cacao, kneaded in Carapa oil, and locally applied in a plaster.

Leaf: In Guyana, used in a tea for cleansing the blood.


Whole plant: Boiled with Lippia alba and Wedelia trilobata in a beverage used to treat head
colds and chest colds.
Toxicity of Whole plants for fish: Used as a fish poison by the French Guiana Galibi.

Stem: Decoction of bark used for washing sores and cuts.

Leaf: Crushed leaves are placed on festering sores to clean them. Used to treat snakebite in NW Guyana.

Range. New World subtropics and tropics- Florida, Texas; Mexico; and West In­dies. Pantropical weed. Widespread in Myanmar.


Leaf: Used to treat dysentery.

Nota bibliográfica

1) 270 (doscientos setenta) plantas medicinales iberoamericanas. Santiago de Bogotá : CYTED-SECAB, 1995, p. 104-105.

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

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

Chromolaena odorata (L.) K.&R.
Término aceptado: 29-Oct-2009