Warburgia ugandensis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
East African greenbark pepper-bark-tree

Warburgia ugandensis, also known as Uganda greenheart, is a species of evergreen tree native to Africa. The wood is resistant to insect attack and very strong. It was commonly used for the yoke pole of ox-wagons, the Disselboom. Early Indian immigrants to Kenya, working on the construction of the railway, used the leaves to flavor their curries before the chilli plant was commonly introduced. The flavor is fiercely hot and subtly different from chillies. Extracts of W. ugandensis have been reported to show some antimalarial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties in vitro or in animal models. Unsustainable overharvesting of the bark reduced the population of the longifolia subspecies to the Rondo Forest Reserve in Tanzania, which prompted the IUCN to list it as vulnerable in its Red List of Threatened Species.

Warburgia ugandensis

Economic importance of Warburgia ugandensis

Materials wod
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi

Biological activities

Allergenic
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Analgesic
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Tannin found in Bark
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Bark
Antibacterial
Epipolygodial found in Bark
Tannin found in Bark
Anticancer
Tannin found in Bark
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Bark
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Bark
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Bark
Antifeedant
Muzigadial found in Bark
Polygodial found in Bark
Ugandensidial found in Plant
Warburganal found in Bark
Antiglaucomic
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Tannin found in Bark
Antihypertensive
Tannin found in Bark
Antiinflammatory
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Bark
Antimutagenic
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Tannin found in Bark
Antinephritic
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Tannin found in Bark
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Bark
Antioxidant
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Tannin found in Bark
Antiradicular
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Tannin found in Bark
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Bark
Antispasmodic
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Bark
Antitumor
Tannin found in Bark
Antiulcer
Tannin found in Bark
Antiviral
Tannin found in Bark
Cancer-Preventive
Tannin found in Bark
Candidicide
Polygodial found in Bark
Warburganal found in Bark
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Bark
Chelator
Tannin found in Bark
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Bark
Cytotoxic
Epipolygodial found in Bark
Warburganal found in Bark
Diuretic
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Emetic
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Flatugenic
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Fungicide
Epipolygodial found in Bark
Muzigadial found in Bark
Warburganal found in Bark
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Bark
Helicicide
Polygodial found in Bark
Warburganal found in Bark
Hepatoprotective
Tannin found in Bark
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Bark
Laxative
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Bark
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Bark
Molluscicide
Polygodial found in Bark
Warburganal found in Bark
Nephrotoxic
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Bark
Pesticide
Epipolygodial found in Bark
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Muzigadial found in Bark
Polygodial found in Bark
Tannin found in Bark
Ugandensidial found in Plant
Warburganal found in Bark
Piscicide
Polygodial found in Bark
Warburganal found in Bark
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Bark
Sweetener
Mannitol found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Bark

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Epipolygodial Bark
Mannitol Bark 30,000
Muzigadial Bark
Polygodial Bark
Tannin Bark
Ugandensidial Plant
Ugandensolide Plant
Warburganal Bark
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]