Tecoma stans Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
trumpet-flower trumpetbush yellow trumpetbush yellow-bells yellow-elder

Tecoma stans is a species of flowering perennial shrub in the trumpet vine family, Bignoniaceae, that is native to the Americas. Common names include yellow trumpetbush, yellow bells, yellow elder, ginger-thomas. Tecoma stans is the official flower of the United States Virgin Islands and the floral emblem of the Bahamas.

Tecoma stans

Medical use

Economic importance of Tecoma stans

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico , Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona
    • Mexico

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (690 ppm)
Abortifacient
Lapachol found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Indole found in Plant
Allelochemic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Allelopathic
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Analgesic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Tryptophan found in Plant
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Anesthetic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
AntiHIV
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
AntiLegionella
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antiabscess
Lapachol found in Plant
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Indole found in Plant
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Antiadenoviral
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antiaging
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiallergic
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antialopecic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Antiamebic
Tryptamine found in Plant
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Antianxiety
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Anthranilic-acid found in Plant
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antiasthmatic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antiatherogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Indole found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Antibrucellosic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Anticarcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Lapachol found in Plant
Anticariogenic
Indole found in Plant
Anticervicaldysplasic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Anticholinesterase
Actinidine found in Plant
Anticoagulant
Lapachol found in Plant
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antidementia
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antidepressant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antidiuretic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antidysmenorrheic
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Lapachol found in Plant
Antielastase
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiescherichic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiesherichic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Antiexudative
Lapachol found in Plant
Antifeedant
Anthranilic-acid found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Antifibrinolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Antiflu
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Antigonadotropic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antihemolytic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antihepatoadenomic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antihepatotoxic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antihypercholesterolemic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Antihypertensive
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antihyperthyroid
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antiinflammatory
Anthranilic-acid found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Antiinsomniac
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antileishmanic
Lapachol found in Plant
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antileukotriene
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antilymphedemic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Antilymphosarcomic
Lapachol found in Plant
Antimaculitic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antimalarial
Lapachol found in Plant
Antimanic
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antimelanogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antimelanomic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Lapachol found in Plant
Antimenopausal
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antimetastatic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Antimigraine
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antimitotic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antimononuccleotic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Cryptoxanthin found in Flower
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antimycoplasmotic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Antineoplastic
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antinitrosaminic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antioxidant
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antiparkinsonian
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antiperoxidant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiphenylketonuric
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antipolio
Lapachol found in Plant
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Antipsittacotic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Lapachol found in Plant
Antipsychotic
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Antiradicular
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antiretroviral
Lapachol found in Plant
Antirheumatic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antisalmonella
Indole found in Plant
Antisarcomic
Lapachol found in Plant
Antiscoliotic
Tryptophan found in Plant
Antiseptic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Indole found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Antiserotonin
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antistaphylococcic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antistomatitic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Antistreptococcic
Indole found in Plant
Antistress
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antisunburn
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antithiamin
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antithrombic
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antithyroid
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antitoxoplasmotic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Antitrypanosomic
Lapachol found in Plant
Antitumor-Promoter
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Antiulcer
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Antiulcerogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Antivaccinia
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Anxiolytic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Arteriodilator
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Bacteristat
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Bruchiphobe
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
CNS-Active
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Flower
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Indole found in Plant
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Indole found in Plant
Tryptophan found in Plant
Cardiac
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Cardiodepressant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Cardiotonic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Cholagogue
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Choleretic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Clastogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Co-carcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Collagen-Sparing
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Colorant
Antheraxanthin found in Flower
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Zeaxanthin found in Flower
Contraceptive
Lapachol found in Plant
Cosmetic
Stearic-acid found in Seed (690 ppm)
Cytoprotective
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
DME-Inhibitor
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
DNA-Active
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
DNA-Protective
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Diuretic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Emetic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Lapachol found in Plant
Essential
Tryptophan found in Plant
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Lapachol found in Plant
FLavor
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (690 ppm)
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Feline-attractant
Actinidine found in Plant
Fungicide
Actinidine found in Plant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Lapachol found in Plant
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Hemorrhagic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Hepatocarcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Zeaxanthin found in Flower
Hepatotoxic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Hepatotropic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Herbicide
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Histamine-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Hydrocholerectic
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Hypercholesterolemic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Hypertensive
Tryptamine found in Plant
Hypnotic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Stearic-acid found in Seed (690 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Tecomine found in Leaf
Tecostanine found in Leaf
Tryptophan found in Plant
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Hypotensive
Tryptophan found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Immunosuppressant
Lapachol found in Plant
Insectifuge
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Insectiphile
Indole found in Plant
Insulinase-Inhibitor
Anthranilic-acid found in Plant
Tryptophan found in Plant
Insulinotonic
Anthranilic-acid found in Plant
Tryptophan found in Plant
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Juvabional
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Larvistat
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Leukotriene-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lubricant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (690 ppm)
Lyase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lymphocytogenic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Lymphokinetic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Metal-Chelator
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Monoamine-Precursor
Tryptophan found in Plant
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Mutagenic
Lapachol found in Plant
Narcotic
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Nematicide
Indole found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Ovicide
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Perfumery
Indole found in Plant
Stearic-acid found in Seed (690 ppm)
Pesticide
Actinidine found in Plant
Anthranilic-acid found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Indole found in Plant
Lapachol found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Tryptamine found in Plant
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Piscicide
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Preservative
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Prolactinogenic
Tryptophan found in Plant
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Propecic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (690 ppm)
Prostaglandigenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Protisticide
Lapachol found in Plant
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Zeaxanthin found in Flower
Respiradepressant
Lapachol found in Plant
Respirodepressant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Rodenticide
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Schistosomicide
Lapachol found in Plant
Sedative
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Coumarin found in Bark (80 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant
Serotoninergic
Tryptophan found in Plant
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (1380 ppm)
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Sunscreen
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Seed (690 ppm)
Teratogenic
Lapachol found in Plant
Termiticide
Lapachol found in Plant
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Trypanocide
Lapachol found in Plant
Tumor-Promoter
Tryptophan found in Plant
Tumorigenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Indole found in Plant
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Fruit
Uterosedative
Ferulic-acid found in Plant
Uterotrophic
Lapachol found in Plant
Vasopressor
Tryptamine found in Plant
Vitamin-A-Activity
Cryptoxanthin found in Flower
Vulnerary
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant

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Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]