Cuachalalate - Amphipterygium adstringens (Schltdl.) Schiede ex Standl. - Medicinal plant

 

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The medicinal plant Cuachalalate - Amphipterygium adstringens

The medicinal plant Amphipterygium adstringens

Cuachalalate - Pictures of the medicinal plant Cuachalalate (Amphipterygium adstringens)

Cuachalalate (Amphipterygium adstringens)

Cuachalalate (Amphipterygium adstringens)

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The herb cuachalalate (Amphipterygium adstringens) belongs to the family Anacardiaceae and is distributed from Mexico to Costa Rica. In this family, there are about 80 genera. The ethno botanical used bark contains tannins and red dyes. The tree is common in Mexico, especially in the states of Michoacán, Morelos, México, Puebla and Oaxaca. The fruits and leaves of this plant are used as food from the Military Macaw (Ara militaris).

Ethnobotanical use of Cuachalalate:

Clean wounds, sores, bleeding gums, cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, typhus, gastritis, stomach ulcers, menstrual cramps, ovarian inflammation, astringent, kidney disease, typhus, malaria, lower cholesterol

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For the preparation of Cuachalalate bark 50 g are used as tea internally and externally.

 

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Cuachalalate - Pictures of the medicinal plant Cuachalalate (Amphipterygium adstringens)

Cuachalalate - Amphipterygium adstringens

 

Cuachalalate - Pictures of the medicinal plant Cuachalalate (Amphipterygium adstringens)

medicinal plant Cuachalalate - Amphipterygium adstringens

 

Cuachalalate - Pictures of the medicinal plant Cuachalalate (Amphipterygium adstringens)

Cuachalalate - Amphipterygium adstringens

 

Cuachalalate - Pictures of the medicinal plant Cuachalalate (Amphipterygium adstringens)

The medicinal plant Cuachalalate - Amphipterygium adstringens

 

 

Origin and Distribution

Country of origin of the medicinal plant Cuachalalate - Amphipterygium adstringens

Origin: Mexico to Costa Rica

 

Literature

Martínez, Maximino (1979): Catálogo de nombres vulgares y científicos de plantas mexicanas. Fondo de Cultura Económica, México.

Martínez, Maximino (1990): Las Plantas Medicinales de México. Librería y Ediciones Botas, S.A. México.

Olivera Ortega, A. G.; Soto Hernandez, M.; Martinez Vazquez, M.; Terrazas Salgado, T.; Solares Arenas, F. (1999): Phytochemical study of cuachalalate (Amphiptherygium adstringens, Schiede ex Schlecht). J Ethnopharmacol 68 (1-3): 109-113.

Grijalva Pineda, Alfredo (2006): Flora útil etnobotánica de Nicaragua. Marena – Araucaria – AECI, Nicaragua.

Gonzalez Elizondo, M.; Lopez Enriquez, I. L.; Socorro Gonzalez Elizondo, M. S.; Tena Flores, J. A. (2004): Plantas Medicinales del estado de Durango y zonas aledañas. CIIDIR Durango. Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México.

Rendón Aguilar, B.; Rebollar Domínguez, S.; Caballero Nieto, J.; Martínez Alfaro, M. A. (2001): Plantas, Cultura y Sociedad - Estudio sobre la relación entre seres humanos y plantas en los albores del siglo XXI. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa.

Rosas-Acevedo, H.; Terrazas, T.; Gonzalez-Trujano, M. E.; Guzman, Y.; Soto-Hernandez, M. (2011): Anti-ulcer activity of Cyrtocarpa procera analogous to that of Amphipterygium adstringens, both assayed on the experimental gastric injury in rats. J Ethnopharmacol 134(1): 67-73.

Castillo-Juarez, I.; Rivero-Cruz, F.; Celis, H.; Romero, I. (2007): Anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of anacardic acids from Amphipterygium adstringens. J Ethnopharmacol 114(1): 72-77.

Navarrete, A.; Oliva, I.; Sanchez-Mendoza, M. E.; Arrieta, J.; Cruz-Antonio, L.; Castaneda-Hernandez, G. (2005): Gastroprotection and effect of the simultaneous administration of Cuachalalate (Amphipterygium adstringens) on the pharmacokinetics and anti-inflammatory activity of diclofenac in rats. J Pharm Pharmacol 57(12): 1629-1636.

Oviedo-Chavez, I.; Ramirez-Apan, T.; Soto-Hernandez, M.; Martinez-Vazquez, M. (2004): Principles of the bark of Amphipterygium adstringens (Julianaceae) with anti-inflammatory activity. Phytomedicine 11(5): 436-445.

Arrieta, J.; Benitez, J.; Flores, E.; Castillo, C.; Navarrete, A. (2003): Purification of gastroprotective triterpenoids from the stem bark of Amphipterygium adstringens; role of prostaglandins, sulfhydryls, nitric oxide and capsaicin-sensitive neurons. Planta Med 69(10): 905-909.

Olivera Ortega, A. G.; Soto Hernandez, M.; Martinez Vazquez, M.; Terrazas Salgado, T.; Solares Arenas, F. (1999): Phytochemical study of cuachalalate (Amphiptherygium adstringens, Schiede ex Schlecht). J Ethnopharmacol 68(1-3): 109-113.

Gonzalez, E. E.; Delgado, J. N. (1962): Phytochemical investigation of Amphipterygium adstringens. J Pharm Sci 51: 786-790.

Aguilar Santelises, Remedios; García, Rufina (2004): Catalogo de plantas reportadas como parte de la dieta de la guacamaya verde (en la region de la cañada oaxaqueña). Centro interdisciplinario de investigacion para el desarrollo integral regional, unidad Oaxaca

Grandtner, Miroslav M. (2005): Elsevier's dictionary of trees. Elsevier, Amsterdam

 

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