Careya arborea Health effects and herbal facts

Careya arborea is a species of tree in the Lecythidaceae family, native to the Indian Subcontinent, Afghanistan, and Indochina. It is known as Kumbhi in Hindi, and Slow Match Tree in English. Careya arborea is a deciduous tree that grows up to 15m-45ft high. Its leaves turn red in the cold season. Flowers are yellow or white in colour that become large green berries. The tree grows throughout India in forests and grasslands. Fruit in Narsapur, Medak district, India. Fruit with leaves in Narsapur, Medak district, India. Leaves in Narsapur, Medak district, India. Trunk in Narsapur, Medak district, India. Grey Count Tanaecia lepidea caterpillar on Careya arborea sapling in Goa, India.

Careya arborea

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Biological activities

Anthelmintic
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AntiHIV
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Antibacterial
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Anticancer
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Anticarcinomic
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Antiedemic
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Antifeedant
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Antiflu
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Antiinflammatory
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Antileukemic
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Antimalarial
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Antimelanomic
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Antinociceptive
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Antiplasmodial
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Antitumor
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Antiviral
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Aphidifuge
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Apoptotic
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Cytotoxic
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Hypolipemic
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Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor
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Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Bark (6000 ppm)
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Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Bark (6000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulin Bark 6,000
Betulinic-acid Bark
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]