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Homalanthus nutans

Synonyms: Carumbium moerenhoutianum; Carumbium nutans; Carumbium pedicellatum; Croton nutans; Homalanthus gracilis; Homalanthus moerenhoutianus; Homalanthus nutans genuinus; Homalanthus nutans major; Homalanthus nutans 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. It is found in Samoa. Samoan healers use a concoction made from the bark to treat hepatitis. Research has indicated that a protein from the bark called prostratin has the potential to act as a treatment for HIV.
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Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  High

Distribution

Pacific;

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Citations

Species recognized by Govaerts R., 11-Nov-2003, WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
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