Anemopaegma mirandum

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Anemopaegma mirandum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Genus: Anemopaegma
Species: A. mirandum
Binomial name
Anemopaegma mirandum

Anemopaegma mirandum is one species that shares the name of catuaba, and it specifically goes by catuaba-verdadeira. There is concern that this plant might be exploited from its natural Amazonian habitat.

This species has cell protective, [1] and possibly parkinsons preventative properties in medicine. [2]


  1. ^ Uchino T et al. "Potent protecting effects of Catuaba (Anemopaegma mirandum) extracts against hydroperoxide-induced cytotoxicity.". National Institute of Health Science. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Andradea (10 March 10, 2008). "Effects of the extract of Anemopaegma mirandum (Catuaba) on Rotenone-induced apoptosis in human neuroblastomas SH-SY5Y cells". Universidade Federal da Bahia 1198. Universidad de Buenos Aires. pp. 188–196. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2008.01.006. Retrieved January 22, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)