Chrysantellum americanum

This plant is indigenous to central Africa, Peru and Bolivia. It grows to 15 cm high. The yellow/orangey yellow flowers are grouped in small capitules.

Parts used:

Leaf, flower, fruit

Botany

This plant is indigenous to central Africa, Peru and Bolivia. It grows to 15 cm high. The yellow/orangey yellow flowers are grouped in small capitules.

Constituents

Primarily contains flavonoids and saponins (chrysanthelline A and B).

Possible Interactions

Herbs - None documented. Drugs - None known

Comments

Introduced into Europe relatively recently, this plant is traditionally used for circulatory problems. The flavonoid component is thought to posses hepatoprotector qualities while the saponin elements have a vasodilator action.

➥ Pharmacopoeia and Other Monographs

ESCOP 1997

PRODUCTS WITH THIS INGREDIENT

Complementary feeding stuff containing CHRYSANTHELLUM...