Sweetia panamensis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Billy Webb
Sweetia panamensis

Medical use

Economic importance of Sweetia panamensis

Medicines folklore

Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia

Biological activities

AntiEBV
Lupeol found in Bark
Antiangiogenic
Lupeol found in Bark
Antiedemic
Lupeol found in Bark
Antiflu
Lupeol found in Bark
Antihyperglycemic
Lupeol found in Bark
Antiinflammatory
Lupeol found in Bark
Antilithic
Lupeol found in Bark
Antimalarial
Lupeol found in Bark
Antioxalate
Lupeol found in Bark
Antioxidant
Lupeol found in Bark
Antiperoxidant
Lupeol found in Bark
Antiprostaglandin
Lupeol found in Bark
Antirheumatic
Lupeol found in Bark
Antitumor
Lupeol found in Bark
Antiurethrotic
Lupeol found in Bark
Antiviral
Lupeol found in Bark
Cytotoxic
Lupeol found in Bark
FPTase-Inhibitor
Lupeol found in Bark
Hypotensive
Lupeol found in Bark
Pesticide
Lupeol found in Bark
TOPO-2-Inhibitor
Lupeol found in Bark

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Lupeol Bark
Picramnine? Bark 30,000
Sweetine Bark 30,000
Sweetinine Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]