Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
bastard-vervain blue porterweed blue snakeweed Brazilian-tea Indian snakeweed Jamaica-vervain Jamaican porterweed Jamaican snakeweed light-blue snakeweed pale blue snakeweed

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Is a species of plant in the Verbenaceae family. Native throughout the Caribbean, the species is commonly known as Blue porterweed or Jamaica vervain. It is pantropical, being found in the Indian Subcontinent, Southeastern Asia and West Tropical Africa, where it is known as Indian Snakeweed and Nettle-leaved vervain, formerly thought to be a separate species. It is usually found along country roadsides and it grows also well as a ruderal plant on disturbed terrain. It is an invasive species in some places. This plant can be also found on St. Croix, where it is locally known as "worryvine".

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Medical use

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama , Florida
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan

Biological activities

Adrenergic
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Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
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Allelochemic
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Allergenic
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Analgesic
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AntiEBV
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AntiHIV
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AntiLegionella
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Antiatherosclerotic
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Antibacterial
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Anticarcinogenic
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Antidiabetic
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Antifeedant
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Antigenotoxic
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Antigonadotropic
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Antihemolytic
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Antihepatotoxic
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Antiherpetic
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Antihistaminic
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Antihypercholesterolemic
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Antihyperthyroid
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Antiinflammatory
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Antilactagogue
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Antileukotriene
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Antimelanogenic
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Antimutagenic
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Antimyocontractant
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Antineurogenic
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Antinitrosaminic
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Antioxidant
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Antiparkinsonian
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Antiperoxidant
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Antipolio
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Antiprolactin
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Antiradicular
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Antiseptic
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Antishock
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Antithyroid
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Antitumor-Promoter
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Antitumor
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Antiulcer
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Antiviral
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Autotoxic
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CNS-Active
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CNS-Stimulant
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Cancer-Preventive
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Cardioprotective
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Cardiotonic
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Chemopreventive
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Cholagogue
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Choleretic
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Clastogenic
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Collagen-Sparing
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Diuretic
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Fungicide
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Hepatoprotective
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Histamine-Inhibitor
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Hypertensive
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Hypoglycemic
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Immunostimulant
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Inotropic
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Insectifuge
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Interferonogenic
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Juvabional
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Larvistat
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Leukotriene-Inhibitor
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Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
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Metal-Chelator
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Myocontractant
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NO-Genic
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Natriuretic
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Neurotransmitter
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Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
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Oviposition-Stimulant
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Pesticide
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Priapistic
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Sunscreen
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Sweetener
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Sympathomimetic
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Teratogenic
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Vasoconstrictor
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Vasodilator
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Vulnerary
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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
6-hydroxyluteolol-7-glucuronide Plant
Apigenol-7-glucuronide Plant
Chlorogenic-acid Plant
Dopamine Plant
Luteolol-7-glucuronide Plant
Stachytarphine Plant
Tarphetalin Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]