Medical  Explorer

Custom Search

Drugs A to Z  :  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
Medicinal Ingredients : A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Beauty Products : A  B  C  D  E  F  G  I  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  V

Aging      Allergies     Alzheimer's      Arthritis    Asthma      Bacteria   new Cancer    Chickenpox     Colds     Constipation      Diabetes      Epilepsy     Fatigue     Fever     Genetics       Haemorrhoids       newHeadaches      Hepatitis    Immunity      Infection      Insomnia       Leprosy       Menopause      Obesity      Osteoporosis     Other Diseases    Pain      PMS     Parasites     Sinusitis     newStroke     Toxicology    Urology




Arthritis medications
Acupuncture
Alcohol
Patients
newGeneral Health
Medicinal food
Chinese medicine
Nutrients
Smoking
Vitamins
OTC Drugs
Health Products
Therapy
Symptom
Parasitology
 
 

Couma

( Couma macrocarpa )

 

Family

Apocynaceae ( Dogbane )

 

Synonyms

Icucae, sorva, Juan-soco

 

Character

Astringent

 

Description

The Couma genus contains numerous lactiferous trees which grow in tropical regions of South America, specifically in the Amazon and Orinoco river basins and the Guianas.

 

Phytochemistry

This plant family contains a rich supply of alkaloids, steroids, cardenolides and rubber, as well as minor constituents including terpenes, polyphenols, coumarins, and lignans.

 

Traditional rain forest use

The latex portion of the couma plant has been used as a purgative in areas of the Columbian Amazon. The Vaupes utilized this latex to help heal the umbilicus of newborn children. It was also employed as a treatment for diarrhea.

 

Modern medicinal applications

This particular plant has not been researched, but its folk medicinal history and the chemical nature of its family demand more study.

 

Safety

No information

Abdomen
Blood
Bone
Breast
Ear

Eye

Face
Hair

Head

Heart
Kidney
Liver
Limbs
Lungs
newMind
Mouth
Muscles
Nails

Neck

newNerves
Nose

Skin

Teeth

Throat

Tongue
 
Health news
 
Cardiovascular Guide
 
Natural Remedies
 
Treatment of Cancer
 
Women's Health
 
Irritable bowel syndrome
 
Common Childhood Illnesses
 
Prescribed Drugs
 
 

     
         
     

 

Disclaimer