Espinheira Santa

Maytenus ilicifolia 380mg

45 capsules

"Espinheira Santa" is recommended for indigestion and is a coadjutor in the treatment of gastritis and gastroduodenal ulcer.

Pregnancy and lactation
M.S.: 1.1860.0043.001-2

ESPINHEIRA SANTA IS A MEDICATION. ITS USE MAY PRESENT RISKS. CONSULT A DOCTOR AND A PHARMACIST. READ THE PACKAGE INSERT.

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Maytenus ilicifolia

Espinheira Santa became known by the medical world in 1922, when Professor Aluízio Franca, from the Faculty of Medicine of Paraná described the success obtained with it in the treatment of ulcers. 1

However, this plant was already famous in popular medicine for its curing properties, not only in the fight against digestive tract maladies, but also as an antitumor remedy by the indigenous peoples of Brazil and as an antispasmodic and antiseptic medication in Argentina.2

Originally from Brazil, Espinheira Santa is a plant which requires sunlight. Maytenus ilicifolia is a subshrub or tree, containing branches starting at its base, measuring up to approximately five meters in height, with a predominantly subtropical distribution in Brazil (São Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul) and in neighboring countries (Paraguai, Uruguai and Eastern Argentina). 3

References:

1 - Steenbock W. Fundamentos para o manejo de populações naturais de espinheira-santa, Maytenus ilicifolia Mart. ex Reiss. (Celastraceae).Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis. Brasil. 2003.

2 - Noelli SF. Múltiplos usos de espécies vegetais pela farmacologia guarani através de informações históricas. I Simpósio de Etnobiologia e Etnoecologia. Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Bahia. 1996.

3 - Mazza MCM, Mazza CAS, Santos JE. Aspectos da fenologia reprodutiva de Maytenus ilicifolia Mart. Ex Reiss. (Celastraceae) em uma Unidade de Conservação na Formação Floresta Ombrófila Mista. Universidade Federal de São Carlos. Disponível em: http://www.seb-ecologia.org.br/viiceb/resumos/381a.pdf. Access on: 09 Jun 2010.