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Solanum paniculatum

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Jurubeba has a long history of use in South America for digestive and liver conditions.* For more information about jurubeba (Solanum paniculatum), please refer to the Database File for Jurubeba in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of jurubeba, click here. Check out the new Discussion Forums to see if anyone is talking about how they are using this natural rainforest remedy.

Traditional Uses:* to speed digestion and stimulate digestive function; to provide relief from sour stomach, gas, bloating, and general dyspepsia; for stomach ulcers; to tone, balance, strengthen and protect the liver; to tone, balance, and strengthen the heart

Suggested Use: This plant is best prepared as an infusion (tea). Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain tea (or allow settled powder to remain in the bottom of cup) and drink warm. It is traditionally taken in 1 cup amounts, 2-3 times daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal infusions, see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.

Contraindications: This plant has been documented in animal studies to have mild hypotensive activity as well as a stimulating action on the heart. Those will low blood pressure should use with caution and monitor this possible effect.

Drug Interactions: None reported. May possibly potentiate hypotensive medications.





Third-Party Published Research*

All available third-party research on jurubeba can be found at PubMed. A partial listing of the published research on jurubeba is shown below:

Digestive Stimulant, Antacid & Anti-ulcer Actions:
Botion, L. M., et al. “Effects of the Brazilian phytopharmaceutical product Ierobina® on lipid metabolism and intestinal tonus.” J. Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Nov; 102(2): 137-42.
Braga, F. T., et al. Jurubeba. Centro Universitário de Lavras, Lavras-MG Brazil, 2002.
Mesia-Vela, S., et al. “Solanum paniculatum L. (Jurubeba): Potent inhibitor of gastric acid secretion in mice.” Phytomedicine 2002; 9(6): 508–14.

Fat Metabolism Actions:
Botion, L. M., et al. “Effects of the Brazilian phytopharmaceutical product Ierobina® on lipid metabolism and intestinal tonus.” J. Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Nov; 102(2): 137-42.

Liver Protective Actions:
Siqueira, N. S., et al. Trib. Farm. Curitiba. 1976; 44(1-2): 101-104.
Leekning, M. E., et al. “Rev. Fac. Farm. Adont. Araraquara 1968; 2(2): 299-300.

Cellular Protective Actions:
Vieira, P. et al. "Solanum paniculatum L. leaf and fruit extracts: assessment of modulation of cytotoxicity and genotoxicity by micronucleus test in mice." J Med Food. 2010 Dec;13(6):1424-30
Vieira, P. et al. "Assessment of mutagenicity and cytotoxicity of Solanum paniculatum L. extracts using in vivo micronucleus test in mice." Braz J Biol. 2010 Aug;70(3):601-6.
Endringer, D., et al. "Evaluation of Brazilian plants on cancer chemoprevention targets in vitro." Phytother Res. 2010 Jun;24(6):928-33.

Endringer, D., et al. "Evaluation of Brazilian plants on cancer chemoprevention targets in vitro." Phytother Res. 2010 Jun;24(6):928-33.

Antiviral Actions:
Valadares, Y., et al. "Antiviral activity of Solanum paniculatum extract and constituents." Z Naturforsch C. 2009 Nov-Dec;64(11-12):813-8.

Hypotensive & Cardiotonic Actions:
Nishie, K., et al. “Positive inotropic action of Solanaceae glycoalkaloids.” Res. Commun. Chem. Pathol. Pharmacol. 1976; 15(3): 601–7.
Barros, G. S. G., et al. “Pharmacological screening of some Brazlian northeastern plants.” Rev. Bras. Farm. 1970; 48: 195–204.
Barros, G. S. G., et al. “Phamacological screening of some Brazilian plants.” J. Pharm. Pharmac. 1969; 22: 116–22.

Toxicity Studies
Vieira, P. et al. "Solanum paniculatum L. leaf and fruit extracts: assessment of modulation of cytotoxicity and genotoxicity by micronucleus test in mice." J Med Food. 2010 Dec;13(6):1424-30
Vieira, P. et al. "Assessment of mutagenicity and cytotoxicity of Solanum paniculatum L. extracts using in vivo micronucleus test in mice." Braz J Biol. 2010 Aug;70(3):601-6.

Phytochemical Analysis:
Ripperger, H. “Structure of paniculonin A and B, two new spirostane glycosides from Solanum paniculatum L." Chem. Ber. 1968; 101(7): 2450–58.
Ripperger, H. “Jurubin, a nitrogen containing steroidsaponin of a new structural type from Solanum paniculatum L; concerning the structure of paniculidin." Chem. Ber. 1967; 100(5): 1725–40.
Ripperger, H. “Isolation of neochlorogenin and painculogenin from Solanum paniculatum L." Chem. Ber. 1967; 100(5): 1741–52.




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