Synonym. Duhamelia patens (Jacq.) Pers. Synonym. Duhamelia sphaerocarpa ( Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. Synonym. Hamelia brachystemon Wernham. Synonym. Hamelia patens Jacq. (Rubiaceae) is an ornamental plant grown almost worldwide in warm, moist areas. Firebush is used in herbal medicine to treat athlete’s. Many medicinal herbs are used in folk medicine without taking into account their toxicity. Hamelia patens Jacq. (Rubiaceae), a Mexican endemic species.

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Hamelia patens is a large perennial shrub or small tree in the coffee family, Hamrliathat is native to the American subtropics and tropics. The aqueous extract from the leaf and stem, undiluted, was active in vitro against Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Serratia marcescens and Shigella flexneri.

Leaves in whorls of three, pubescent, obovate to lanceolate, acuminate, cm x 2. Or, Login with your user account:.

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There is no available information documenting the safety of medicinal use in children or in women during pregnancy or breast feeding. The aerial parts contain phenylpropanoids: II, Add Add References: Document specific search options Title. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. A number of active compounds have been found in firebush, including maruquineisomaruquinepteropodineisopteropodinepalmirinerumberineseneciophylline and stigmastene-3,6-dione.

Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses. Planta Med 57 2: Int J Crude Drug Res 23 1: A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. The acetone extracts from the leaf and stem did not demonstrate activity against any of the strains studied Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases – Hamelia patens. User specific search options User.


Hamelia patens

This page was last edited on 25 Julyat The information provided is for educational purposes only for the benefit of the general public and health professionals. According to published and other information: Hummingbirds are attracted by its flowers and other birds feed on the fruitboth of which will also forage on small insects found in the vicinity, helping to keep down pests. Botanical description Shrub or tree 1- 6 m tall. A survey of avian fauna of Kurukshetra university campus was carried out by direct observation from A preliminary phytochemical screening of the leaf revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, steroids and tannins.

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Hamelia viridifolia Wernham Schoenleinia thyrsoidea Miers. Retrieved from ” https: Selection on Floral Morphology by Hummingbirds. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hamelia patens.

Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. Fruit subglobose or ellipsoid, mm in diameter, red when unripe, and black when ripe. The plants are used in folk medicine for a range of ailments. Firebush has orangish-red tubular flowers jcq, which recruit hummingbirds and butterflies for pollination.


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Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. The entire plant contains indole alkaloids: However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed.

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Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. Use of soap made with the plant, in a clinical study, induced improvement and accelerated the healing of wounds Since some parts of plants could be toxic, might induce side effects, or might have interactions with certain drugs, anyone intending to use them or their products must first consult with a physician or another hameia health care professional.

Observation specific search options Jwcq during. Data related to Hamelia patens at Wikispecies.