Haematoxylum brasiletto is a tree that grows in Central America, commonly known as “Palo de Brasil,” which is used in the traditional medicine. Haematoxylum campechianum grows in swamps and along rivers in Peten; yet a close relative, Haematoxylum brasiletto, grows in the desert area of Guatemala. Characteristics: The Brazilwood has attractive heart-shaped leaves and spiny zig -zag twigs. They have fantastic ridged and fluted trunks that are very distinctive.

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Brazilwood can survive in various habitats from tropical forests to desert scrub 1,4.

In this study, using a bioassay-guided method, we isolated one flavonoid with antiproliferative activity from H. Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Most botanists cite the standard statement: Her helpful work is a compilation of what is in the multiple volumes of Standley, Steyermark and other botanists. Haematoxylum brasiletto must not be mistaken with Caesalpinia Echinata, also known as Brazilwood: Cancer is a group of diseases that represent a serious public health problem.

Is Palo de Brasil, Haematoxylum brasiletto, also native to Peten? Be careful about web sites which confuse Palo de Brazil with Palo de Campeche Even articles by botanists sometimes confuse these two close relatives. Should you spell the genus Haematoxylum or Haematoxylon?

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These modest dimensions make it a perfect choice for small patios or enclosed courtyards. My interest in this tree is: Antiproliferative activity of cardenolide glycosides from Asclepias subulata. Under IRS regulations, donated merchandise may not be bartered, traded or sold. This tree grows best in hot, high sun conditions 2. Palo de Brasil is one of the most common trees in parts of the Motagua desert Much of the Motagua desert is cacti, Optuntia and organ cacti. They are three very different goals that would require very different tactics.


The ethanol extract was partitioned with hexane, dichloromethane, and ethyl acetate. Do plants mediate their antidiabetic effects through antioxidant and anti-apoptotic actions? Fetal bovine serum; TLC: The timber is used to make bows for stringed instruments, the manufacture of dyes and in ethnobotany.

That road takes you through more dry areas where you would expect Palo de Brasil. Open in a separate window. The Motagua deserts is somewhat outside the uaematoxylum Maya areas though Quirigua and Copan are less than 70 miles away. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Bluebird ships its material throughout the U. They are bright, clear yellow and the lowest corolla lobe is sprinkled with reddish nectar guides.

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But there are a number of sturdy woody plants that wait until this season of higher humidity to put on their best flowering show of the year. The highway from Guatemala City towards Puerto Barrios also goes through groves of literally thousands of Haematoxylum brasiletto trees, from km ish through km brasileetto, and even some Palo de Brazil up to the Manzanal area. Yet in these several decades of experience with Palo de Tinto in swamps and along river shores, I had no idea about the almost identical Haematoxylum species that grows also in Guatemala, but in theory only in the dry deserts, Haematoxylum brasiletto.

Fruits vines or cacti Granadilla Pitaya. Introductory bibliography on Haematoxylum brasiletto.

J Am Pharm Assoc. Recently, the antiproliferative activity of the extracts of H. Moreover, it haematoxglum been described that an increase in p53 levels leads to cell cycle arrest at G1 phase.


I learned about Palo de Tinto already ate age 19, when I noticed remains of Haematoxylum campechianum in the royal tomb that I discovered and excavated at Tikal. In this work, we demonstrated that brazilin, a rbasiletto isolated and characterized of H. However, all these treatments are also accompanied of severe side effects such as tingling, burning, weakness or numbness in the hands, feet, or both, weak, sore, tired, or achy muscles, loss of balance, and shaking or trembling.

In many areas the Palo de Brasil trees were in areas so dry brasuletto the main plants in the same area were cacti. Table 1 Spectroscopic data analysis of Brazilin from Haematoxylum brasiletto.

FLAAR worked here five seasons and was able to save this remarkable eco-system by having a national park declared based on our lobbying on behalf of hae,atoxylum area with FYDEP and various park services.

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Table 2 In vitro antiproliferative activity of flavonoid brazilin from Haematoxylum brasiletto on seven cell lines measured by 3- 4,5-dimethylthiazolyl -2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay. Neither lists Palo de Brasil for Peten. This will be an interesting brailetto to the botany of El Peten, Guatemala. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. Flowers native to Guatemala brailetto now around the world Dahlia. Extracts of Haematoxylum brasiletto inhibit growth, verotoxin production, and adhesion of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O It has a twisty trunk and a brown-greyish bark.

Inhibition of lens-aldose reductase activity by brazilin and haematoxylin. Then in late March I noticed still more flowers. Three different approaches to industry promotion were vocalized at the summit:

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