Phytelephas macrocarpa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
ivory palm ivory-nut palm tagua palm
Phytelephas macrocarpa

Medical use

Economic importance of Phytelephas macrocarpa

Materials beads fiber

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Geografical distribution

  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Brazil: Brazil - Acre, Amazonas
    • Western South America: Bolivia - Beni, La Paz, Pando; Peru - Cuzco, Huanuco, Junin, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Ucayali

Biological activities

Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Seed (5200 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
AntiUTI
Mannose found in Seed (636150 ppm)
Antiadhesive
Mannose found in Seed (636150 ppm)
Anticystitic
Mannose found in Seed (636150 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Antiedemic
Glucose found in Seed (5200 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Seed (5200 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Antiketotic
Glucose found in Seed (5200 ppm)
Antiobesity
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Antitumor
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Seed (5200 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Diuretic
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Seed (5200 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Hypotensive
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Laxative
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Seed (5200 ppm)
Sweetener
Galactose found in Seed (9950 ppm)
Vasodilator
Fiber found in Seed (93000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ash Seed 15,000
Carbohydrates Seed 916,000
Fat Seed 16,000
Fiber Seed 93,000
Galactose Seed 9,950
Glucose Seed 5,200
Mannan-a Seed 400,000
Mannan-b Seed 250,000
Mannose Seed 636,150
Phytelephantin Seed
Protein Seed 53,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]