Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex Kunth (= Tecomella stans Seem)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 35-36

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex Kunth (= Tecomella stans Seem)
status

 

Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex Kunth (= Tecomella stans Seem) 

Names.

Myanmar: sein-takyu. English: trumpet-bush, yellow-bells, yellow-elder, yellow trumpet-bush.

Range.

New World tropics.

Uses.

Bark: Utilized as an antisyphilitic and as an antidote in alcohol poisoning. Leaf: Used for hypoglycemic properties.

Notes.

Reported uses of the species include stomachache, alcoholism, atony, biliousness, diabetes, diuretic, dysentery, gastritis, inappetence, indigestion, intoxicant, pain, stomachic, syphilis, tonic, and vermifuge ( Duke 2009). In India the root is used to treat scorpion sting; also snake and rat bite ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

Pods of T. stans  have been shown to contain tecomine and tecostanine, which have the effect of lowering blood sugar levels ( Lan et al. 1998). Research has provided evidence that the main antidiabetic effect of the aqueous extract is due to intestinal a-glucosidase inhibition by decreasing the postprandial hyper-glycaemia peak. Additionally, the aqueous extract sub-chronic administration was found to reduce triglycerides and cholesterol without modifying fasting glucose ( Anguilar-Santamar√≠a et al. 2009).

References.

Nordal (1963), Mya Bwin and Sein Gwan (1967).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Tecoma