Astrocaryum vulgare Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
awarra palm tucum palm tucuma palm

Astrocaryum vulgare is a palm native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation, typical of the Pará state in Brazil. This plant has edible fruit, which are also used for biodiesel production. This plant is cited in Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius.

Astrocaryum vulgare

Medical use

Economic importance of Astrocaryum vulgare

Human food oil/fat
Materials fiber lipids

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Geografical distribution

  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Suriname
    • Brazil: Brazil - Maranhao, Para, Tocantins
    Cultivated
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Suriname
    • Brazil: Brazil

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Allergenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antialopecic
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Lauric-acid found in Seed Oil (549000 ppm)
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antileukotriene-D4
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Lauric-acid found in Seed Oil (549000 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Lauric-acid found in Seed Oil (549000 ppm)
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Lauric-acid found in Seed Oil (549000 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Lauric-acid found in Seed Oil (549000 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Lauric-acid found in Seed Oil (549000 ppm)
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Cosmetic
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Hypercholesterolemic
Lauric-acid found in Seed Oil (549000 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Insectifuge
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Lubricant
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Nematicide
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Perfumery
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Pesticide
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Propecic
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (596000 ppm)
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed Oil (783100 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Beta-sitosterol Seed Oil 783,100
Ethyl-butanoate Fruit Essent. Oil 90,000
Fruit Essent. Oil 90,000
Lauric-acid Seed Oil 549,000
Methyl-hexanoate Fruit Essent. Oil 90,000
Fruit Essent. Oil 90,000
Myristic-acid Seed Oil
Oleic-acid Seed Oil 596,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]