stachytarpheta jamaicensis

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stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Common names.

Verbena blue.

Botanical family.



Herb often purpurea, from 60 to 120 cm. height, hair scattered hairless. Leaves alternate or opposite, oblong, 2 to 8 cm. long, serrated and narrow toward the base; petioles marginalized, the same length as the blade or shorter. Flowers clustered in terminal spikes of up to 50 cm. long, embedded in the armpit of the bracts; tubular corolla violet. Fruit included in the cup and sunk in the spine.


It is an annual plant that under growing conditions can be perennial.


Natural Tropical America.


Very common throughout the island, barren land into small or medium - lift especially in limestone soils.

Other properties attributed.

Emética, laxative, diuretic, emenagogo, Drug, antidiabetic, glaucoma, soothing, abortion, antihistérica, depressing central nervous system. Hypothermic activity and espasmogénica (on the ileum of guinea pig in vivo)


Oral decoction aggravating the injury of the gastric mucosa induced in rats. The LD50 = 100 mg / kg. Body mass index (in mice intraperitoneally)


Phenolic compounds, tannins, catechins, phenolic acids, caffeic and aminobutyric, quinones, triterpenes and steroids.


It is a wild plant that is propagated by seeds.

Bibliographic references.

Alvarez, A. et al. Poll antiulcer several medicinal plants. Summaries VI Conference of the Scientific Lab. Farm. "Mario Muñoz", 1990.

Fong, P. C. et al. Pharmacological screening of some West Indian medicinal plants. J Pharm Pharmacol 16: 115, 1964.

Robineau, L. Towards a Caribbean pharmacopoeia. Sto. Sunday. Enda - Caribe / UNAH, 1991. P. 355.

Robinson, R. D. et al. Investigations of Strongyloides stercoralis filariform larvae in vitro by six Jamaican plant extracts and trree commercial anthelmintics. West Indian Med J, 39 (4) 213 - 217, 1990.

Roig, J. T. Medicinal plants, aromatic or poisonous to Cuba. La Habana. Ed. Scientific - Technical, 1988. P. 1125.

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