Bacterial infections, Diarrhea, Dysentery
Liver / Kidney Disorders, Male Pattern Baldness,


(Guazuma ulmifolia)

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120 Capsules x 500 mg.

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Summarized Description: Mutamba, also known as "Bastard Cedar," "bay cedar," and "West Indian elm," is medium-sized tree, growing up to 30 meters high, common to pastures and disturbed forests. Like Jatoba, it is prized both for its value as a hardwood as well as its medicinal uses. Its range of distribution is parts of Mexico, the Carribean, and Central/South America.

Uses & Protocols
Ethnobotanical, medical uses for Mutamba tend to first make use of its antimicrobial profile: it is first used to treat hepatosis, nephrosis, prostatosis, uterosis, dermatosis, gastrosis, pulmonosis, elephantiasis, diarrhea, dysentery, and even gonorrhea. Other medicinal uses include: childbirth, colds, flu, for use as a diuretic and depurative, etc.
A more recent and interesting medicinal application is the treatment of male pattern baldness. Japanese researchers reported in a series of studies (2000-2002) that procyanidin B-2, of which Mutamba is rich, promotes hair cell growth and increases the total number of hairs on a "designed hair scalp." (Taylor, p. 368)

Warnings & Contraindications
Contraindicated for those who are pregnant, have a heart condition, particularly where hypotensive and/or where antihypertensive drugs are taken.

Five years or more.

James Duke's Handbook of Medical Plants of Latin America
Medicinal Activities
Further information for practitioners: World-famous botanist Dr. James Duke attributes the following activities to this plant (p. 338-241; see hardcopy cover at right), drawn from the extant literature. (See his graduation for "level of efficacy" on our amazon traditionals page; followed by Duke's bibliographic abbreviations (in capital letters), which we identify on a separate page.)
Duke provides a "food farmacy potential" score for this plant of "FNFF=!!."

  • Analeptic (1; TRA)
  • Anaphrodisiac (f; VOD)
  • Angiotensin Inhibitor (1; RAI)
  • Antidote (comocladia) (f; AHL; JFM)
  • Antiherpetic (1; TRA)
  • Antiinflammatory (f; RAI)
  • Antimelanomic (1; RAI)
  • Antioxidant (1; RAI)
  • Antiprostaglandin (1; TRA)
  • Antiradicular (1; RAI)
  • Antiseptic (1; TRA)
  • Antitumor (f1; RAI)
  • Antitussive (f; RAI; VOD)
  • Antiulcer (f; RAI)
  • Antiviral (1; RAI; TRA)
  • Astringent (f1; AAB; AHL; JFM)
  • Bactericide (1; AAB; RAI; TRA)
  • Bronchodilator (1; TRA)
  • Cardioprotective (f; RAI)
  • CNS-Stimulant (1; TRA)
  • Cytotoxic (1; MPG; TRA)
  • Depurative (f; JFM; RAI; RAR; VOD)
  • Diaphoretic (f; AHL; JFM; RAI)
  • Digestive (f; RAI)
  • Diuretic (1; JFM; TRA)
  • Emollient (f; DAV; RAR)
  • Febrifuge (f; RAI)
  • Fungicide (1; RAI)
  • Hemostat (f1; DAV; RAI)
  • Hepatoprotective (f; RAI)
  • Hypoglycemic (1; RAI)
  • Hypotensive (1; RAI)
  • Myorelaxant (1; RAI)
  • Nephroprotective (1; RAI)
  • Orexigenic (f; JFM)
  • Parasiticide (f; MPB)
  • Pectoral (f; DAV; WOI)
  • Respirostimulant (1; TRA)
  • Stomachic (f; JFM; VOD)
  • Sudorific (f; DAV; IED; JFM)
  • Tonic (f; VOD)
  • Uterotonic (1; AAB; MPG; RAI)
  • Vulnerary (f1; RAI; VOD)

Further information for practitioners: Duke provides the following indications for this plant:
  • Alopecia (f1; DLZ; JFM; RAI)
  • Anorexia (f; JFM)
  • Asthma (f; JFM; RAI)
  • Bacillus (1; MPG; RAI)
  • Bacteria (1; AAB; MPG; RAI; TRA)
  • Bleeding (f1; DAV; DLZ; IED; RAI)
  • Blennorrhagia (f; DLZ)
  • Bronchosis (f1; JFM; RAI; RAR; WOI)
  • Burns (f; VOD)
  • Cancer (f1; AAB; RAI)
  • Childbirth (f1; AAB; MPG; RAI)
  • Cholera (1; RAI)
  • Colds (f; JFM; VOD)
  • Coughs (f; JFM; RAI; VOD)
  • Dermatosis (f; AAB; JFM; MPB; RAI; VOD)
  • Diabetes (f1; RAI)
  • Diarrhea (f1; AAB; RAI; VOD)
  • Dislocation (f; JFM; VOD)
  • Dysentery (f; AAB; JFM; VOD)
  • Dysmenorrhea (f; DLZ)
  • Dyspepsia (f; VOD)
  • Elephantiasis (f; IED; JFM; MPB; RAI; VOD)
  • Enterosis (f; VOD)
  • Escherichia (1; AAB; RAI)
  • Fever (f; RAI; RAR)
  • Fibroma (f; RAI)
  • Flu (f; TRA; VOD)
  • Fracture (f; VOD)
  • Fungus (1; RAI)
  • Gastrosis (f; RAI; WOI)
  • Gonorrhea (f1; JFM; RAI)
  • Headache (f; VOD)
  • Hematuria (f; DLZ)
  • Hemorrhoids (f; JFM; VOD)
  • Hepatosis (f; IED; JFM)
  • Herpes (1; RAI; TRA)
  • High Blood Pressure (f1; RAI; VOD)
  • Infection (f1; AAB; MPG; RAI; TRA)
  • Infertility (f; RAI)
  • Inflammation (f; RAI)
  • Leprosy (f; DAV; RAI)
  • Malaria (f; JFM; RAI)
  • Melanoma (1; RAI)
  • Mycosis (1; RAI)
  • Neisseria (1; RAI)
  • Nephrosis (f; IED; JFM; RAI)
  • Obesity (f; WOI)
  • Pain (f; RAI)
  • Parasites (f; JFM; MPB)
  • Pneumonia (f1; JFM; RAI)
  • Proctosis (f; JFM)
  • Prostatosis (f; AAB)
  • Pulmonosis (f; AHL; DAV; IED)
  • Rashes (f; AAB; VOD)
  • Respirosis (f1; RAI; RAR)
  • Shigella (1; MPG; TRA)
  • Sores (f; AAB; JFM; VOD)
  • Sore Throat (f; JFM)
  • Staphylococcus (1; MPG; TRA)
  • Streptococcus (1; RAI)
  • Sunstroke (f; JFM)
  • Syphillis (f1; JFM; RAI; RAR)
  • Ulcers (f; RAI)
  • Uterosis (f; RAI)
  • VD (f1; JFM; RAI)
  • Viruses (1; RAI; TRA)
  • Wounds (f1; RAI; VOD)

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Recent Studies on Mutamba
Sourced from PubMed

Disclaimer: The following citations provide findings on the properties of Mutamba and offer insights into prospective areas of future research. These findings should not be inferred to provide the basis of medicinal claims, nor should they be relied upon by the public, as such. Readers who want full access to the PubMed database are encouraged to register with NCBI.
As of Jan. 2017, there were 41 citations for this botanical. Below we list a few of the more notable:

Extensive information about Mutamba is covered on the Raintree Forest website. Even better, you can purchase Leslie Taylor's excellent reference book, The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs: A Guide to Understanding and Using Herbal Medicinals at Amazon.
Mutamba is described on Wikipedia.