Calycophyllum spruceanum (Benth.), the Amazonian “Tree of Youth” Prolongs Longevity and Enhances Stress Resistance in Caenorhabditis. Calycophyllum spruceanum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network ( GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research. Preferred Scientific Name; Calycophyllum spruceanum. Taxonomic Tree; Domain : Eukaryota; Kingdom: Plantae; Phylum: Spermatophyta.

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Services on Demand Journal. The dried bark is used to treat fungus on the skin. Yale University Press, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use calycopgyllum Privacy Policy. Silvae Geneticav. Once or twice a year, it sheds off its bark entirely. Mulateiro is better known today as a rainforest hardwood tree which is logged in the Amazon and exported around the world for high density, durable lumber and building materials, than as a medicinal plant.

You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Portillo A, et al. The Indians also use a tea made from the bark on their bodies after bathing and then sun dry themselves. Calycophyllum multiflorum, Eukylista spruceana Common names: The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

They also prepare a bark decoction to treat skin parasites – especially “sarna negra” – a nasty little bug that lives under the skin which is commonly found in the Amazon basin area.


It grows white or green flowers between March and April.

spruceqnum It fruits between July and November, seeds are dispersed by the wind and water. Canadian Journal of Forest Researchv. Opera Botanica Belgica, Variation and correlations sruceanum stem growth and wood traits of Calycophyllum spruceanum Benth. During the summer months, it produces an abundance of white, aromatic flowers, sptuceanum are followed by elongated seed pods with seeds inside.

The plant described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease. Genetic variation in wood shrinkage and its correlations with tree growth and wood density of Calycophyllum spruceanum at an early age in the Peruvian Amazon. The smooth green bark underneath is somewhat like a sunburnt human.

Indigenous people of the Amazon also use a bark decoction to treat diabetes. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Bark The following text has been reprinted from: This decoction is also a common topical remedy for skin problems, wounds, skin fungus, and overall skin health.

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How to cite this article. It has sprucsanum sparked the interest of scientists and formulators of natural body care products in South America for it beneficial effect to the skin.


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Only two studies have been published thus far on mulateiro. Seco-Iridoids from Calycophyllum spruceanum Rubiaceae. The second edition calycopyyllum her book will be available in which will completely update the information for this plant. It grows tall and straight up to a height of about 30 meters, and has been long used as a source of good, high density lumber. Peixoto H, et al “Calycophyllum spruceanum Benth. The Tropical Plant Database.

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Popularly known as mulateiro, the species is often prescribed in ethnomedicine for healing and vitality, and is also used to control skin patches. Rubiaceae against Sitophilus zeamais Coleoptera: Analisando a atividade contra formas tripomastigotas de Trypanosoma cruzi in vitroZuleta et al. Please read the Conditions of Useand Copyright Statement for this web page and web site. Its also thought to soothe insect bites and reduce bruising and swelling.

Inresearchers reported the discovery of several new plant chemicals called seco-iridoids and reported that three of them were active against the tropical parasite, Trypansoma cruzi.

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