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Bobinsana is a well respected remedy in the Amazon rainforest for joint, bone, and muscle pain in arthritis and rheumatism.* For more information about bobinsana (Calliandra angustifolia), please refer to the Database File for Bobinsana in the Tropical Plant Database. To see photographs of bobinsana click here.
Traditional Uses:* for arthritis and rheumatism; as a blood cleanser; for uterine cancer; as a stimulating tonic; for colds/flu
Suggested Use: Take 60 drops (2 ml) of a concentrated 1:4 extract 2 - 3 times daily or as needed. The extract can also be used externally by applying to the skin twice daily and letting dry completely. To learn how to make your own extract, please refer to the instrutions on preparing tinctures at Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.
Contraindications: Bobinsana is traditionally used as a contraceptive in Peru. While there is no research to confirm this possible action, those seeking to get pregnant should probably avoid this plant.
Drug Interactions: None reported.
Third-Party Published Research*
All available third-party research on bobinsana can be found at PubMed.
A partial listing of the published research on bobinsana is shown below:
Dunstan, C. A., et al. "Evaluation of some Samoan and Peruvian medicinal plants by prostaglandin biosynthesis and rat ear oedema assays." J. Ethnopharmacol. 1997; 57: 35-56.
Romero, J. T. "Insecticidal imino acids in leaves of Calliandra." Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 1984; 12(3): 293-297.
Romero, J. T., et al. "Cis-4-hydroxypipecolic acid and 2,4-cis-4,5-trans-4,5-dihydroxypipecolic acid from Calliandra." Phytochemistry. 1983; 22(7): 1615-1617.
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