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Stereospermum

Synonyms/Common Names/Related Substances:

  • 2(4'-Hydroxyphenyl)ethyl undecanoate, 2-methoxy-4-(3'-(3'',4'',5''trimethoxyphenyl)allyloxymethyl)phenol, 3,4-dimethoxyphenyl 1-O-beta-d-xylopyranosyl-(1-->6)-beta-d-glucopyranoside, 3,4,5-trimethoxycinnamyl ether, 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl 1-O-beta-d-xylopyranosyl-(1-->6)-beta-d-glucopyranoside, 3beta-hydroxyolean-12-en-28-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside, ajugol, alakiriti (Igbo), anthrakunthone, arabinose, ayada (Yoruba), Bignoniaceae (family), (+)-cycloolivil, (+)-cycloolivil 4'-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside, (+)-cycloolivil 6-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside, decaffeoyl-verbascoside, galactose, galacturonic acid, glucose, Heterophragma chelonoides, Heterophragma suaveolens, isoverbascoside, kursingh (Marathi), (-)-olivil, (-)-olivil 4-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside, pad (Hindu), padal (Marathi), padri (Tamil), padrie (Tamil), pahad (Marathi), Parinari curtellifolia, parul (Bengali), patala (Sanskrit), patla (Chhattisgarhi), p-coumaric acid, pink jacaranda, pinnatal, Prosopis africana, Pseudocedrela kotschyi, pyranokunthone A, pyranokunthone B, rhamnose, sansami (Hausa), sitosterol-3-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, specioside, sterekunthal A, sterekunthal B, stereochenol A, stereochenol B, sterequinone A sterequinone B, sterequinone C, sterequinone D, sterequinone E, sterequinone F, sterequinone G, sterequinone H, sterequinone I, stereospermoside, Stereospermum acuminatissimum, Stereospermum chelonoides, Stereospermum colais, Stereospermum cylindricum, Stereospermum dentatum, Stereospermum fimbriatum, Stereospermum kunthianum, Stereospermum personatum, Stereospermum suaveolens, Stereospermum xylocarpum, Stereospermum zenkeri, tagada (Telugu), Terminalia glaucescens, umana (Tiv), vanilloloside, verminoside, zenkequinone A, zenkequinone B.
  • Select combination products: Dashamularishta (Aegle marmelos, Desmodium gangeticum, Gmelina arborea, Oroxylum indicum, Premna integrifolia, Solanum indicum, Solanum xanthocarpum, Stereospermum suaveolens, Tribulus terrestris, Uraria lagopoides), Dasamoola (Aegle marmelos, Desmodium gangeticum, Gmelina arborea, Oroxylum idicum, Premna serratifolia, Pseudarthria viscida, Stereospermum colais, Solanum anguivi, Tribulus terrestris), Dasamula (Aegle marmelos, Desmodium gangeticum, Gmelina arborea, Oroxylum idicum, Premna serratifolia, Pseudarthria viscida, Stereospermum colais, Solanum anguivi, Tribulus terrestris), Chyavanprash (Adhatoda zeylanica, Aegle marmelos, Boerhavia diffusa, Cinnamonum tamala, Cinnamonum zeylancium, Curcuma aromatica, Cyperus rotundus, Desmodium gangeticum, Elettaria cardamomum, Fritillaria roylei, Gmelina arborea, Inula racemosa, Leptadenia reticulata, Lilium polyphyllium, Malaxis acuminata, Martynia annua, Mesua ferrea, Nymphoea stellata, Oroxylum indicum, Phaseolus trilobus, Phyllanthus amarus, Phyllanthus emblica, Piper longum, Pistacia kinjuk, Polygonatum cirrhifolium, Premna mucronata, Pueraria tuberosa, Santalum album, Santalum indicum, Sida cordifolia, Solanum indicum, Solanum surattense, Stereospermum suaveolens, Teramnus labialis, Terminalia chebula, Tribulus terrestris, Tinospora cordifolia, Uraria picta, Vitis vinifera).

Clinical Bottom Line/Effectiveness

Brief Background:

  • Stereospermum is a genus of trees in the Bignoniaceae family native to India and the Sahel region of Africa.
  • Stereospermum is used most commonly as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent by traditional healers in Ayurveda as well as in traditional African medicine. In vitro studies of its free radical scavenging and antiproliferative properties show promising results for further research in terms of the prevention and treatment of cancer.
  • Clinical evidence on Stereospermum is currently lacking in the available literature.

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Interactions

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References

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