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Useful Tropical Plants

Harpalyce brasiliana

Benth.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

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General Information

Harpalyce brasiliana is a perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody and persist.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Bolivia, central and northeastern Brazil

Habitat

Cerrado. Dry scrubby areas and hot, rocky hillsides[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots are used in the treatment of snakebites[
1487
Title
Harpalycin 2 inhibits the enzymatic and platelet aggregation activities of PrTX-III, a D49 phospholipase A2 from Bot
Publication
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012, 12:139
Author
Rafael M Ximenes et al
Website
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/139
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

The leaves are antiinflammatory[
1487
Title
Harpalycin 2 inhibits the enzymatic and platelet aggregation activities of PrTX-III, a D49 phospholipase A2 from Bot
Publication
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012, 12:139
Author
Rafael M Ximenes et al
Website
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/139
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

The leaves contain the isoflavone harpalycin 2, which has been shown to have antiinflammatory activity[
1487
Title
Harpalycin 2 inhibits the enzymatic and platelet aggregation activities of PrTX-III, a D49 phospholipase A2 from Bot
Publication
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012, 12:139
Author
Rafael M Ximenes et al
Website
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/139
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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