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Jatoba Bark Powdered Extract

Hymenaea courbaril L. (Fabaceae) a medicinal species popularly known in Brazil as ‘jatoba’ which has a long history of use as medicinal plant by indigenous tribes of the Amazon Basin and also in brazilian caatinga and cerrado communities. The jatoba bark is used to give energy and stamina, as well as a tonic for the respiratory tract and for the treatment of urinary systems. The fruit is used to treat mouth ulcers, and the leaves and wood are used for diabetes. The “jatoba” is also used popularly for cystitis, hepatitis, anemia, diarrhea, ulcer, gastric complications, kidney and lung problems, leukemia, prostate problems, physical weakness, coughs, bronchitis,  as well as to treat mycoses of nails.

CONSTITUENTS: Jatoba bark contains high amounts of mineral substances, such as manganese, silicon and strontium, which are essential for almost all biochemical processes in our body. Studies have shown that H. courbaril presents compounds such as flavonoids and diterpenoids in their resins, leaves, bark of the trunk, fruit pulps and seeds. The phytochemical analysis of H. courbaril revealed the presence of alkaloids, coumarins, flavonoids, steroids/triterpenoids and tannins in ethanol crude extract from the barks.

LATIN NAME: Hymenaea courbaril L



RATIO: 1:1

CARRIER: Maltodextrin (soluble) or Tapioca (starch) (insoluble)

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: flavonoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, coumarins, steroids/triterpenoids and tannins.

PROPERTIES: Scientific studies on the medicinal properties of H. courbaril revealed antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive bacteria and dengue virus type-2. The secondary metabolites of this plant showed the presence of fisetin as the major compound, probably responsible for the antimicrobial properties. Fisetin is a natural flavonoid of interest in cancer prevention and therapy because this compound is relatively non toxic compared to other chemotherapeutic agents used in cancer therapy. Fisetin possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity and was found to be cytotoxic and antiangiogenic in vitro. After systemic administration in mice, fisetin has shown interesting antitumor activity in several cancer models, including prostate, teratocarcinoma and lung carcinoma. 

PREPARATION: The bark of Jatobá is traditionally prepared as a decoction. Boil 1 heaped tablespoon in ½ litre water for 5 minutes, then let it draw for 15 minutes. Sweeten with honey. A small slash of lemon juice added after boiling will help to dissolve the mineral nutrients. A suggested dosage is 1 cup, 1 to 3 times daily.

APPLICATIONS: Nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, medicinal herb, medicinal plant, phytoterapic, pharmaceutical

PRECAUTIONS: Not use during pregnancy or lactation. If you are taking medications or have a medical condition, consult with a health care professional before use. Keep this product out of the reach of children.

For educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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