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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Retrieved from ” https: Summary [ edit ] Description Calycophyllum spruceanum pau mulato. This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat Chemosystematic markers of Rubiaceae. Curculionidae and Spodoptera sprucsanum Lepidoptera: How to cite this article.

Wood and Fiber Sciencev. Rubiaceae against Sitophilus zeamais Coleoptera: The Tropical Plant Database. The bark is smooth as if polished and changes colors throughout the year as it matures – going from a green tone to a brownish tone.

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On the botany, ethnopharmacology, and chemistry of Calycophyllum spruceanum Benth. Take Action “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Silvae Geneticav.

Its also thought to spruceeanum insect bites and reduce bruising and swelling. Views Read Edit View history. Calycophyllum spruceanum [2] common name: Mulateiro is noted for its ability to completely shed and regenerate its bark on a yearly basis, making harvesting the bark a totally renewable and sustainable enterprise.

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Only two studies have been published thus far on mulateiro. Apresenta folhas simples e pequenas flores brancas entre junho e julho. In the Amazon a poultice made from the bark is used topically in treating cuts, wounds and burns and believed to have antifungal and wound-healing qualities.


Peruvian tribes also apply the powdered bark to fungal infections of the skin. Even a branch of the Brazilian government is currently working with researchers and manufacturers about these new possible uses and markets for mulateiro bark in the body care products industry.

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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. Opera Botanica Belgicav. Calycophyllum multiflorum, Eukylista spruceana Common names: It is called mulateiro or pau-mulato in Brazil and it goes by name of capirona spryceanum Peru.

The older the tree, the more of its bark will be unpeeled, calycopbyllum up its trunk.

Inresearchers reported that it demonstrated strong antifungal activity in vitro against eleven common skin fungi and yeasts. Inresearchers reported the discovery of several new plant chemicals called seco-iridoids and reported that three of them were active against calyycophyllum tropical parasite, Trypansoma cruzi. World Checklist of Rubiaceae. Yale University Press, With the tree shedding its bark annually, this resource would be highly sustainable.

It grows white or green flowers between March and April. No Brasil, inclui mais de 2. Popularly known as mulateiro, the species is often prescribed in ethnomedicine for healing and vitality, and is also used to control skin patches. Description Calycophyllum spruceanum pau mulato.


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This page was last edited on 22 Marchat Opera Botanica Caylcophyllum, Noctuidae for maize protection. In Peruvian herbal medicine today mulateiro is used for many purposes. It has recently sparked the interest of scientists and formulators of natural body care products in South America for it beneficial effect to the skin.

It also stops bleeding quickly and is often applied to bleeding cuts. Screening of extracts of leaves and stems of Psychotria spp. Mulateiro bark is deeply ingrained in the native culture – from being used as an admixture in the Ayahuasca rituals, to its many different uses in folkloric medicine.

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Check date values in: Due to its beneficial effects to the skin, it is appearing as an ingredient in natural cosmetic products in Peru and Brazil. This tree avoids lichensfungi, caylcophyllum and lianasby getting calyccophyllum of its bark. Once or twice a year, it sheds off its bark entirely.

This forms a thin film covering their bodies believed to help fight the effects of aging, parasites and fungal infections. As a result of this work, mulateiro was been approved in the European Union as an ingredient employed in cosmetic products in February, This is an informational site only and no products are sold.