Thevetia neriifolia Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
be-still-tree luckynut yellow oleander
Thevetia neriifolia

Medical use

Economic importance of Thevetia neriifolia

Environmental ornamental ornamental
Materials beads beads
Medicines folklore folklore
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Thevetia neriifolia Thevetia neriifolia Thevetia neriifolia

Geografical distribution

  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • PACIFIC
    Naturalized
    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Niue
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Peru - Huanuco, San Martin
    • Southern South America: Paraguay

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (70800 ppm)
Allergenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
AntiMS
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Antiacne
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Antialopecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Antianaphylactic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Anticoronary
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Antieczemic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Antifibrinolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Antigranular
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Antileukotriene-D4
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Antioxidant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Antitumor
Cerberin found in Seed
Neriifolin found in Seed
Cancer-Preventive
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Cardiotonic
Cerberoside found in Plant
Neriifolin found in Seed
Peruvoside found in Seed
Cardiotoxic
Neriifolin found in Seed
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Comedolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Cosmetic
Stearic-acid found in Seed (70800 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Neriifolin found in Seed
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Digitalic
Cerberin found in Seed
Peruvoside found in Seed
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (70800 ppm)
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Hypercholesterolemic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (70800 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Inotropic
Cerberin found in Seed
Insecticide
Neriifolin found in Seed
Insectifuge
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Lubricant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (70800 ppm)
Metastatic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Myostimulant
Cerberin found in Seed
Nematicide
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Perfumery
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (70800 ppm)
Pesticide
Neriifolin found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Propecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (37800 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (385800 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (70800 ppm)
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (102600 ppm)
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Seed (70800 ppm)
Toxic
Cardenolides found in Seed (35400 ppm)
Cerberoside found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Acetyl-peruvoside Seed
Acetyl-thevetin-a Seed
Acetyl-thevetin-b Seed
Apigenin-5-methylether Seed
Cardenolides Seed 22,500 35,400
Cerberin Seed
Cerberoside Plant
Fat Seed 500,000 600,000
Glucoperuvoside Seed
Linoleic-acid Seed 37,800
Neriifolin Seed
Oleic-acid Seed 321,500 385,800
Palmitic-acid Seed 85,500 102,600
Peruvoside Seed
Ruvoside Seed
Stearic-acid Seed 59,000 70,800
Theveridosil Seed
Thevetin-a Seed
Thevetin-b Seed
Thevibioside Seed
Theviside Seed
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]