Guaiacum coulteri

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Guaiacum coulteri
Guaiacum coulteri.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Zygophyllales
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Genus: Guaiacum
Species: G. coulteri
Binomial name
Guaiacum coulteri

Guaiacum coulteri is a species of flowering plant in the caltrop family, Zygophyllaceae, that is native to western Mexico and Guatemala.[2]

In a rabbit trial of twelve Mexican plants with reputed antidiabetic properties, it was the most effective in reducing hyperglycemia.[3]


  1. ^ González-Espinosa, M. 1998. Guaiacum coulteri. 2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 21 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Guaiacum coulteri". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Román Ramos, R., et al. (1992). Hypoglycemic effect of plants used in Mexico as antidiabetics. Arch Med Res. 23(1) 59-64. PMID 1308793

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