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Galphimia glauca

Synonyms/Common Names/Related Substances:

  • 1,3,4,5-Tetragalloylquinic acid, 2,3-oxidosqualene, 3,4,5-trigalloylquinic acid, 6-acetoxygalphimine B, ellagic acid, ethylacetate fraction, flavonoid, flavonoid acylglycosides, free sterol, gallic acid, gallic acid derivatives, galloyl derivatives of quinic acid, Galphimia glauca C12, Galphimia glauca Cav. (Malpighiaceae), galphimidin, galphimine A, galphimine B (GB, a nor-seco-triterpene), galphimine E, galphimine J, galphimine-rich fraction, galphin A, galphin B, galphin C, GgHP, glaucacetalin A, glaucacetalin B, glaucacetalin C, gold shower, golden thryallis, glycosides, hyperoside, isoquercitrin, maslinic acid, methyl gallate, norfriedelanes, norsecofriedelanes, norsecotriterpene, polyphenolic compounds, quercetin, quercetin 3-O-(2"-galloyl)-beta-D-glucoside, quercetin 3-O-(6"-galloyl)-beta-D-glucoside, quinic acid, secofriedelanes, sitosterol 3-O-beta-D-glucoside, stigmasterol, tetragalloylquinic acid, thryallis, Thryallis glauca, triterpene, triterpenoid, ursane saponins.
  • Select combination products: Allergy Relief Liquid (Ammi visnaga, Aralia racemosa, Cardiospermum halicacabbum, Galphimia glauca, Luffa operculata, Okobaka aubrevillei, Paloondo), Luffa comp.-Heel™ Nasal Spray, Zicam® Allergy Relief Nasal Pump (Galphimia glauca 12x, 30x, Luffa operculata 4x, 12x, 30x, Histanium hydrochloricum 12x, 30x, 200x, Sulfur 12x, 30x, 200x).

Clinical Bottom Line/Effectiveness

Brief Background:

  • Galphimia glauca, commonly known as thryallis, is a small evergreen shrub found in the tropical regions of Mexico and Central America. Galphimia glauca has been mistaken for the plant Galphimia gracilis, but their flowers allow these plants to be easily distinguishable: the petals fall off of Galphimia gracilis as the fruit matures in contrast to the petals of Galphimia glauca, which are persistent even in fruit.
  • Traditional medicine practitioners in Latin America use Galphimia glauca for the treatment of asthma and allergies (1), while Mexican traditional medicine uses Galphimia glauca as a sedative in the treatment of mental disorders (2).
  • Galphimia glauca, prepared as a homeopathic remedy, is commonly used for the relief of allergy and hay fever (allergic rhinitis) symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy, watery eyes. Galphimia glauca may be useful for the treatment of anxiety; however, more high-quality prolonged studies are needed.

Dosing/Toxicology

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References

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