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ESPINHEIRA SANTA
Maytenus ilicifolia

PROPERTIES/ACTIONS:
Analgesic, Antacid, Antibiotic, Antiseptic, Antiulcerogenic, Detoxifier. Disinfectant, Laxative, Stomachic

COMMON NAMES:
Espinheira Santa, Cancerosa, Chuchuwasi

PHYTOCHEMICALS Include:
Maytansine, Maytenin, Pristimerine, phenoldienones, Tingenone, and proanthocyanidins

Espinheira Santa is a small shrubby evergreen tree with leaves and berries that resemble holly. It is native to many parts of South America and southern Brazil.

HERBAL DEFINITION:
Antiulcerogenic
An antiulcerogenic is an herb which can be used to treat ulcers and gastritis.

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