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Homalanthus nutans

Synonyms: Carumbium moerenhoutianum; Carumbium nutans; Carumbium pedicellatum; Croton nutans; Homalanthus gracilis; Homalanthus moerenhoutianus; Homalanthus nutans var. genuinus; Homalanthus nutans var. major; Homalanthus nutans var. rhombifolius; Homalanthus pedicellatus; Seborium nutans; Stillingia nutans

Wikipedia Abstract

Homalanthus nutans, known locally as the mamala tree, is a species of plant in the Euphorbiaceae family.Samoan healers use a concoction made from the bark to treat hepatitis. Research has indicated that a chemical from the bark called prostratin has in vitro activity against HIV.
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