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  Brickellia Ell.
 
Scientific Name  Brickellia Ell.
Family Name  Asteraceae
Common Name  Bricklebush, Prodigiosa, Hamula
Photo link  http://www.swsbm.com/Images/New10-97/Brickellia_grandiflora-2.jpg
Studies on Diabetes  A study for hypoglycemic activity in normal and alloxan-diabetic CD1 mice showed a chloroform-extrated flavone from a spieces of brickellia produced a significant hypoglycemic effect, but was slower and less effective than tolbutamide (Perez et al 2000).
Other Uses  Achlorhydria, cholestatsis, constipation (Moore 1989).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared hot infusion (Diabetea, Diabetina Columbina).
Phytochemistry  Labdanes, guaianolids, farnesols, flavoneglucoside, penduline and penduletine, a dehydronerolidol derivative, a benzofuran, and miscellaneous diterpenes (Moore 1989).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Possibly stimulate stomach acid secretion.
Potential Medication  Interactions  Possibly histimine blockers and Proton pump inhibitors.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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