Cordia ecalyculata Vell. Cordia salicifolia Cham. Cordia salicifolia Cham. Cordia leptocaula Fresen. Cordia leptocaula Fresen. Cordia coffeoides Warm Cordia. Cordia ecalyculata. taxon author · José Mariano de Conceição Vellozo · year of taxon name publication. 0 references. taxon rank · species. 0 references. Family: Boraginaceae Juss. Genus: Cordia L. Cordia ecalyculata Vell. This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil to NE. Argentina. Toggle navigation.

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In analyze of their phytochemicals were found caffeine, potassium, tannins, allantoin and alantoic acid. The red fruits or berries of porangaba, resembling a coffee bean, contain caffeine. Chemical studies on its composition evidenced the presence of caffeine, allantoin, allantoic acid and potassium chloride.

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Caffeine is an alkaloid belonging to the group of drugs classified as methylxanthines trimethylxanthine. It is an important stimulant of the central nervous system, and has different mechanisms of action in the human body.

Caffeine is slightly diuretic, as eczlyculata stated, and this effect is potentiated by the presence of potassium present in the plant.

Allantoin and allantoic acid are also present in the plant and assist in the healing and regeneration of the skin. Flavonoids, tannins and other phenolic substances are constituents of plants with potential antioxidant activity, mainly because they act as sequesters of oxygen radicals, substances called free radicals.


Its medicinal use is ancient, mainly in the form of tea as a diuretic, circulation stimulant, cardiotonic, decrease of swelling, appetite suppressant in the treatment of obesitybesides helping in the reduction of the levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides, preventing the deposition of fats in the arteries.

In addition to the above actions, studies have also demonstrated its antiviral activity against Herpes simplex type 1 and antibacterial against Helicobacter pylori. Cordia ecalyculata is a natural and healthy way to lose weight.

The therapeutic properties of this plant can be attributed to the presence of such as caffeine, potassium, tannins, allantoin and fatty acids. Research confirms the action of caffeine in the central nervous system as an appetite suppressant and stimulant to increase the burning of localized fats.

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The tannins help fight against free radicals, preventing against premature aging of the skin. Japanese researchers have shown Cordia’s activities to help eliminate excess fluid, increase the contraction force of the heart muscle, reduce cellulite deposits, cirdia circulation, aid in combating the herpes virus type I and cytotoxicity for some cancer cells. Other studies have also shown a reduction in the levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides, substances responsible for deposition of fats in the wall of blood vessels, thus reducing the risks of diseases and cardiovascular diseases.


Put 2 tablespoons of shaved herb or powder into a quart of water, when the water reaches boil, turn off. Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes. Then, just strain it and drink. Take 2 to 3 cups a day.

Cordia ecalyculata Vell.

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At very high doses it can become toxic. This product is also contraindicated for hypertensive and cardiopathy patients with caffeine sensitivity, pregnant women and children. For educational purposes only.

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