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Useful Temperate Plants

Zuccagnia punctata

Cav.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Jarilla

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General Information

Zuccagnia punctata is an aromatic shrub or a small tree with resinous leaves; it can grow up to 5 metres tall. The bole can be around 20cm in diameter[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].
The plant is extensively used in traditional medicine in Argentina[
1632
Title
The Effect of Zuccagnia punctata, an Argentine Medicinal Plant, on Virulence Factors from Candida Species
Publication
Natural Product Communications Vol. 9 (7) 2014 pp. 933-936
Author
Gabriela N. et al
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1555-9475
Description
 
], where it is also a source of various materials for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - central Argentina and chile.

Habitat

Brushland and thickets; at elevations up to 2,700 metres[].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Zuccagnia punctata is a plant of semi-arid to arid regions in the warm temperate and subtropical zones of Argentina and Chile, where it can be found at elevations up to 2,700 metres[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].
Requires a sunny position. Found in the wild on sandy soils.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The aerial parts of the plant, both with or without the flowers or fruits, have been used extensively as a traditional medicine in the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections, and also to treat asthma, arthritis and rheumatism[
1632
Title
The Effect of Zuccagnia punctata, an Argentine Medicinal Plant, on Virulence Factors from Candida Species
Publication
Natural Product Communications Vol. 9 (7) 2014 pp. 933-936
Author
Gabriela N. et al
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1555-9475
Description
 
].
Both an infusion of the leaves and a maceration of them in ethanol are used in traditional medicine as a foot antiseptic and treatment against bacterial and fungal infections, asthma, arthritis and rheumatism[
1633
Title
Effect of structurally related flavonoids from Zuccagnia punctata Cav. on Caenorhabditis elegans
Publication
Acta Parasitologica, 2015, 60(1), 164-172
Author
D’Almeida R.E. et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0023
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1230-2821
Description
 
].

The leaves are a rich source of phenolic compounds, being mainly flavonoid derivatives such as flavanones, flavones, chalcones and caffeoyl ester derivates[
1633
Title
Effect of structurally related flavonoids from Zuccagnia punctata Cav. on Caenorhabditis elegans
Publication
Acta Parasitologica, 2015, 60(1), 164-172
Author
D’Almeida R.E. et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0023
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1230-2821
Description
 
].
Extracts of the plant have been shown to have antioxidant, antiulcer and antigenotoxic properties as well as antibacterial activity against antibiotic resistant Gram-negative bacteria and Streptococcus pneumoniae[
1632
Title
The Effect of Zuccagnia punctata, an Argentine Medicinal Plant, on Virulence Factors from Candida Species
Publication
Natural Product Communications Vol. 9 (7) 2014 pp. 933-936
Author
Gabriela N. et al
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1555-9475
Description
 
]. Some bioactive phenolic constituents of Z. punctata were also reported[
1632
Title
The Effect of Zuccagnia punctata, an Argentine Medicinal Plant, on Virulence Factors from Candida Species
Publication
Natural Product Communications Vol. 9 (7) 2014 pp. 933-936
Author
Gabriela N. et al
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1555-9475
Description
 
]
2´,4´-dihydroxychalcone was reported as one of the major constituents isolated from the leaf resin[
1633
Title
Effect of structurally related flavonoids from Zuccagnia punctata Cav. on Caenorhabditis elegans
Publication
Acta Parasitologica, 2015, 60(1), 164-172
Author
D’Almeida R.E. et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0023
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1230-2821
Description
 
].
The ethanolic extract of the plant, and also the isolated compound 2´ ,4´ -dihydroxychalcone have shown efficient antibacterial activity against antibiotic multi-resistant bacteria isolated from cutaneous infection and phytopathogenic fungi in vitro; as well as antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pneumoniae in vivo[
1633
Title
Effect of structurally related flavonoids from Zuccagnia punctata Cav. on Caenorhabditis elegans
Publication
Acta Parasitologica, 2015, 60(1), 164-172
Author
D’Almeida R.E. et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0023
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1230-2821
Description
 
].
in Argentina for the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections, asthma, arthritis and rheumatism

Other Uses

An alcoholic extraction of the sticky substance in the leaves yields a yellow colouring matter used for fyeing wool[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

The plant is used for crude roofing material[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

The plant is used to provide supports for grape vines[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

The wood is used for fuel[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Extracts of the leaves have potential for use as a fungicide to protect seed in storage, with an added bonus that they also seem to improve early growth of the seedlings[
1634
Title
Extracts and phenolic compounds from Zuccagnia punctata as fungicide seed protectants for corn
Publication
Ann Appl Biol (2018)
Author
Jiménez C.M. et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12439
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
0003-4746
Description
 
].
In vitro assays showed that the ethanolic leaf extract has a promising antifungal activity on Fusarium species, including strains of Fusarium verticillioides, which is responsible for corn ear rots. The active principles of the extracts were identified as phenolic compounds recovered in the ethereal fraction, the main ones being 2′,4′-dihydroxychalcone (48%), 2′,4′-dihydroxy-3′-methoxychalcone (32%) and 7-hydroxy-3′,4′-dimethoxyflavone (5%)[
1634
Title
Extracts and phenolic compounds from Zuccagnia punctata as fungicide seed protectants for corn
Publication
Ann Appl Biol (2018)
Author
Jiménez C.M. et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12439
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
0003-4746
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
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