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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Calycophyllum spruceanum – Wikispecies
Yale University Press, Journal of Food Protectionn. Spruceaum is a fascinating multi-purpose canopy tree in the Amazon. It fruits between July and November, seeds are dispersed by the wind and water. With these studies, as well as the two groups of chemicals demonstrating antibacterial, antifungal, and insecticidal properties, scientists are just beginning to validate its traditional uses for various bacterial and fungal infections of the skin and as an insect repellent.
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A partial listing of the third-party published research on muira pauma is shown below: Mesmo com propriedades fotoprotetoras comprovadas, C. Screening of extracts of leaves and stems of Psychotria spp.
I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:. Calycophyllum is a small genus with only about 6 species spread through tropical America; all are medium-sized to large trees.
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As mudas requerem entre 6 e 8 meses para ser disponibilizadas para o plantio em local definitivo Maranho, The dried bark is used to treat fungus on the skin. Portillo A, et al. Indigenous people of the Amazon also use a bark decoction to treat diabetes. A leader in creating a world-wide market for the important medicinal plants of the Amazon since Its also thought to soothe insect bites and reduce bruising and swelling.
Once or twice a year, it sheds off spruceanun bark entirely. With the tree shedding its bark annually, this resource would be highly sustainable. Retrieved from ” https: The Amazonian environment is a constant target for biopiracy and predatory extraction of resources due to the species with vast economic potential.
In the Amazon a poultice made from the bark is used topically in treating cuts, wounds and burns aclycophyllum believed to have antifungal and wound-healing qualities.
During the summer months, it produces an abundance of white, aromatic flowers, which are followed by elongated seed pods with seeds inside. Many of these species have not even been cataloged, and yet are already at imminent risk of extinction. It is believed that if this decoction is drunk every day about 5 ounces daily for three consecutive months that it is a “cure” for diabetes.
Due to its beneficial effects to the skin, it is appearing as an ingredient in natural cosmetic products in Peru and Brazil.