Guazuma ulmifolia Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
bastard-cedar West Indian-elm

Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. is also commonly known as guácima, guácimo, tablote, majagua de toro tapaculo, cualote, cambá-acá, as well as many other names. It is a small to medium sized tree normally found in pastures and disturbed forests. This flowering plant from the Malvaceae family grows up to 30m in height and 30–40 cm in diameter. It is widely found in areas such as the Caribbean, South American, Central America and Mexico serving a number of uses that varies from its value in carpentry to its utility in medicine.

Guazuma ulmifolia

Medical use

Economic importance of Guazuma ulmifolia

Fuels potential as fuelwod
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Colima, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tabasco, Veracruz
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    • Southern South America: Paraguay

Biological activities

Adenosine-Antagonist
Caffeine found in Leaf
Analeptic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Analgesic-Synergist
Caffeine found in Leaf
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiapneic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antiapoptotic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antiasthmatic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Anticarcinogenic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Anticariogenic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antidermatitic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiemetic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiflu
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antihypotensive
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antiinflammatory
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antinarcotic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antiobesity
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antirhinitic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antiserotonergic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antitumor
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antivaccinia
Caffeine found in Leaf
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Caffeine found in Leaf
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Caffeine found in Leaf
Arrhythmigenic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
CNS-Stimulant
Caffeine found in Leaf
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Caffeine found in Leaf
Mucilage found in Fruit
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Cardiotonic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Catabolic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Choleretic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Coronary-Dilator
Caffeine found in Leaf
Demulcent
Mucilage found in Fruit
Diuretic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Energizer
Caffeine found in Leaf
Ergotamine-Enhancer
Caffeine found in Leaf
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
FLavor
Caffeine found in Leaf
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Herbicide
Caffeine found in Leaf
Hypertensive
Caffeine found in Leaf
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Mucilage found in Fruit
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Caffeine found in Leaf
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Insecticide
Caffeine found in Leaf
Lypolytic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Myorelaxant
Caffeine found in Leaf
Neurotoxic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Pesticide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Caffeine found in Leaf
Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Caffeine found in Leaf
Pyrogenic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Respirastimulant
Caffeine found in Leaf
Spasmogenic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Stimulant
Caffeine found in Leaf
Tachycardic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Teratogenic
Caffeine found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Caffeine found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Caffeine found in Leaf
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Vasodilator
Caffeine found in Leaf
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Caffeine found in Leaf
cGMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Caffeine found in Leaf

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Beta-sitosterol Plant
Caffeine Leaf
Friedelin-3alpha-acetate Plant
Friedelin-3beta-ol Plant
Mucilage Fruit
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]