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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Observation specific search options Observed during. Fruit subglobose or ellipsoid, mm in diameter, red when unripe, and black when ripe.

Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Retrieved March 13, Document specific search options Title. Checklists specific search options Observed during. This page was last edited on 25 Julyat A number of active compounds have been found in firebush, including maruquineisomaruquinepteropodineisopteropodinepalmirinerumberineseneciophylline and stigmastene-3,6-dione.

TRAMIL Research A preliminary phytochemical screening of the leaf revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, steroids and tannins. The plants are used in folk medicine for a range of ailments.


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Can include ecosystem services. Rev Cub Med Trop 31 1: Rev Cubana Ptens Trop 31 2: It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others.

Planta Med 57 2: Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. According to published and other information: Leaves in whorls of three, pubescent, obovate to lanceolate, acuminate, cm x 2. Bulgarian Acad Sci Sofia 3 1: Duke’s Phytochemical patesn Ethnobotanical Databases – Hamelia patens. Shrub or tree 1- 6 m tall. Wikimedia Commons has pates related to Hamelia patens. List Duhamelia odorata Willd.

Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. There is no available information documenting the safety of medicinal use in children or in women during pregnancy or breast feeding. Hamelia patens is a large perennial shrub or small tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceaethat hameoia native to the American subtropics and tropics.

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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 jacs physician or another qualified health care professional. The alcoholic extract from the leaf and stem was active against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.


Int J Crude Drug Res 23 1: Rev Latinoamer Quim 20 2: Skip to main content. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed.

A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. The fruits have a refreshing, acidic taste and are also edible by humans; in Mexicothey are made into a fermented drink.

Horticulture Update – Firebush Hamelia patens. There is no available information establishing a means of preparation and dosage other than that referred to by traditional use. The acetone extracts from the leaf and stem did not demonstrate activity against any of the strains studied J Ethnopharmacol 20 3: The entire plant contains indole alkaloids: II, Add Add References: