Abroma augusta belongs to the family Malvaceae. Abroma augusta is a shrub, a small tree who reaches a height of 3-5 meters with horizontal and velvety branches. The leaves are alternate. Dried roots are 0.5-1.0 mm thick and are very fibrous, bark is dark brown in color, bark thickness varies from age and root circumference. The leaves are polymorphic about 10-30 cm long and 6-18 cm long wide. The flowers are 5 cm in diameter, dark red, purple or yellow in color.
Chemical composition – The plant contains alkaloids. Root bark containing mixed oils; resins; alkaloids. The root contains abromin, sterol, friedelin, abromasterol, betaine, β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, a basic compound and stabilized oil. Root bark contains α-amyrin olive acid, protocatechuic, caffeic acid vanilla and glycosidic forms esters, rhamnose, arabinose, xylose, mannose, galactose, glucose, galacturonic acid and glucuronic acid. The leaves contain taraxerol, ethyl b-sitosterol, lupeol, an aliphatic alcohol, octacosanol.
Properties – Emmenagogue, uterine tonic, maintains normal menstrual flow, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antifungal, antioxidant.
Recommendations – Dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, infertility and other menstrual disorders, uterine disorders, diabetes, rheumatic pains in the joints, headache, sinusitis, gonorrhea, dermatitis, sores, irregular menstruation, stomach pain.
This plant is incorporated in natural remedies KAMAIANY, SHECURE Syrup.