Tabernaemontana sananho

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Tabernaemontana sananho
Scientific classification
T. palustris
Binomial name
Tabernaemontana sananho
  • Bonafousia sananho (Ruiz & Pav.) Markgr.
  • Merizadenia sananho (Ruiz & Pav.) Miers
  • Taberna poeppigii (Müll.Arg.) Miers
  • Tabernaemontana poeppigii Müll.Arg.

Tabernaemontana sananho is a tropical tree species in the family Apocynaceae. Lobo sanango grows in the Amazon Basin of northern South America.

In Amazonian traditional medicine, preparations of the leaves, pulp, bark, and latex are either applied topically or taken internally to treat various conditions.[2][3] Extracts from the tree are antiinflammatory[4] and effective against the protozoan Leishmania.[5]

In Peru, this tree is sometimes known by the Spanish–Quechua name lobo sanango ("wolf plant") or simply as sanango. Throughout the Amazon the species has numerous other aliases in several languages.[6]

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  1. ^ "Tabernaemontana sananho Ruiz & Pav.". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 22 May 2014 – via The Plant List.
  2. ^ Duke, Alan James; Vasquez Martinez, Rodolfo (1994). Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary. Boca Raton: CRC Press. p. 164. ISBN 0-8493-3664-3. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  3. ^ Duke, James A.; Bogenschutz–Godwin, Mary Jo; Ottesen, Andrea R. (2009). Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America. Boca Raton: CRC Press. p. 685. ISBN 978-1-4200-4316-7. OCLC 214300039. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  4. ^ De Las Heras, B; Slowing, K; Benedí, J; Carretero, E; Ortega, T; Toledo, C; Bermejo, P; Iglesias, I; Abad, M. J.; Gómez-Serranillos, P; Liso, P. A.; Villar, A; Chiriboga, X (1998). "Antiinflammatory and antioxidant activity of plants used in traditional medicine in Ecuador". Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 61 (2): 161–6. doi:10.1016/s0378-8741(98)00029-4. PMID 9683347.
  5. ^ Estevez, Y; Castillo, D; Pisango, M. T.; Arevalo, J; Rojas, R; Alban, J; Deharo, E; Bourdy, G; Sauvain, M (2007). "Evaluation of the leishmanicidal activity of plants used by Peruvian Chayahuita ethnic group". Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 114 (2): 254–9. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2007.08.007. PMID 17889471.
  6. ^ Grandtner, Miroslav M.; Chevrette, Julien. Elsevier's Dictionary of Trees, Volume 2: South America. San Diego: Elsevier. p. 650. OCLC 57431195. Retrieved 2 June 2014.