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Umadlozane - Phyllanthus discoideus Tincture

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Umadlozane - Phyllanthus discoideus Tincture
  • Ash from the bark is in an ingredient in an ointment applied locally for lumbar pain and is also rubbed into scarifications on the body as a stimulant and tonic.
  • In Zimbabwe, the roots are applied to cuts made on the body to overcome pain from pneumonia.
  • Powders known as `umkhwangu' are used as snuff for headaches.
  • Root infusions are taken as love charm emetics.
Chemical constituents :
  • Securinine and the minor alkaloid, allosecurinine, have been found in rootbark (0.5%), stembark (0.2%), and leaves (0.06%).
  • The alkaloids phyllalbine, securinine, phyllochrysine (allosecurinine), phyllanthine (methoxy-securinine) and phyllanthidine have been isolated from rootbark (Foussard-Blanpin et al. 1967).
  • Securinine has a similar stimulating action to strychnine on the CNS but is ten times less toxic (Tourova, 1957).
  • It has been used successfully in various neuropsychic complaints.
  • Both phyllochrysine and securinine are sympathomimetic and excite the CNS.
  • Phyllalbine chloride has peripheral sympathomimetic properties and slightly inhibits monoamine oxidase (MAOI) and stimulates the suprarenal glands, producing secretion of adrenaline.
Also of interest is Phyllanthus reticulatus :
  • The root-bark is used to ensure visions.
  • Froth from rootbark, stirred in water, gives native diviners clear and penetrating vision.
  • (Phyllanthus reticulatus seeds are available; click on the `Seeds' category).
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