General Fatigue, Bladder Problems, Flatulence
Diarrhea, Dysentery, Yeast & Fungus


(Hymenaea courbaril)

Code: BOS242 -- Price: $18.50
120 Capsules x 500 mg.

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Summarized Description: Jatoba (Brazilian Copal) is a large canopy tree, native to parts of the Amazon rainforest and tropical Central America. It is better known for its hard wood, prized by carpenters, its fruit (called "stinky toe," oddly enough, though the scent is not so off-putting to those in the cultures that use it), and its copal resin, called "anime." Nonetheless, its long standing use as a medicinal botanical is long-standing and well-established.

Uses & Protocols
Jatoba is uses to fight non-specific fatigue, dysentery, diarrhea, flatulence, bladder problems, and hemoptysis (coughing blood from the lungs), prostititis, cystitis, and yeast and fungal infections. Jatoba is traditionally taken as a tea (decoction) or tincture. For ease of use, we provide in capsule form. Dosage: one capsule, twice daily.

Warnings & Contraindications
Due to its hypoglycemic effect, Jatoba should not be used by diabetics unless under practitioner oversight.

Five years or more.

James Duke's Handbook of Medical Plants of Latin America
Medicinal Activities
Further information for practitioners: World-famous botanist Dr. James Duke attributes the following activities to this plant (p. 362-364; see hardcopy cover at right, purchasable on Amazon), drawn from the extant literature. (See his graduation for "level of efficacy" on our amazon traditionals page; followed by Duke's bibliographic abbreviations (in capital letters), which we identify on a separate page.)
Duke provides a "food farmacy potential" score for this plant of "FNFF=!."

  • Analgesic (f; IED)
  • Antifeedant (f1; EGG)
  • Antiinflammatory (1; RAI; X10715848)
  • Antioxidant (1; RAI)
  • Antiradicular (1; RAI)
  • Antirheumatic (f; MPG)
  • Antiseptic (f1; DAW; RAI)
  • Antispasmodic (f; MPG)
  • Antitumor (1; JNP65:11; RAI)
  • Antitussive (f1; RAI; RAR)
  • Astringent (f; MPB; RAR)
  • Bactericide (1; MPG; RAI)
  • Balsamic (f; MPB)
  • Bechic (f; MPB)
  • Cadidicide (1; MPG; RAI)
  • Carminative (f; VOD)
  • CNS-Depressant (f; VOD)
  • Cytotoxic (1; JNP65:11)
  • Decongestant (f; RAI)
  • Depurative (f; GMJ)
  • Digestive (f; RAI)
  • Diuretic (f; MPB; RAI)
  • Expectorant (f; IED)
  • Febrifuge (f; GMJ)
  • Fungicide (f1; DAV; MPG; RAI)
  • Hemostat (f; EGG; RAR)
  • Hepatoprotective (f; RAI)
  • Hypoglycemic (1; MPG; RAI)
  • Insectifuge (f1; EGG)
  • Insulinogenic (1; MPG)
  • Laxative (f; DAW; RAI)
  • 5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor (1; X10715848)
  • Molluscacide (1; RAI)
  • Orexigenic (f; IED)
  • Pectoral (f; MPB)
  • Vermifuge (f; DAW; MPB; RAI; VOD)
  • Vulnerary (f; RAI)

Further information for practitioners: Duke provides the following indications for this plant:
  • Anemia (f; MPB)
  • Anorexia (f; IED; MPG)
  • Arthritis (f; DAW; VOD)
  • Asthma (f; DAW; MPG; RAI; VOD)
  • Athlete's Foot (f; DAV; RAI)
  • Bacillus (1; MPG; RAI)
  • Bacteria (1; MPG)
  • Beriberi (f; RAI)
  • Bleeding (f; RAI; RAR)
  • Blennorrhagia (f; DAW; IED; MPB)
  • Bronchitis (f; IED; MPB; RAI; VOD)
  • Bruises (f; DAW; VOD)
  • Bursitis (f; RAI)
  • Cancer (1; JNP65:11)
  • Candida (1; MPG)
  • Cardiopathy (f; RAI)
  • Catarrh (f; DAW)
  • Colic (f; RAI)
  • Coughs (f; DAV; RAI; SOU; VOD)
  • Cramps (f; VOD)
  • Cystosis (f; DAV; RAI; RAR)
  • Dermatosis (f; MPB; RAI)
  • Diabetes (f1; MPG; RAI)
  • Diarrhea (f; DAW; MPG; RAI)
  • Dysentery (f; GMJ; RAI)
  • Dysmenorrhea (f; RAI)
  • Dyspepsia (f; IED; RAI; VOD)
  • Emphysema (f; DAW; RAI; VOD)
  • Enterosis (f; DAW; RAI)
  • Escherichia (1; MPG; RAI)
  • Fatigue (f; RAI)
  • Fever (f; GMJ; RAI)
  • Fracture (f; DAW; JFM; RAI)
  • Fungus (f1; DAV; MPG)
  • Gas (f; RAI; VOD)
  • Gastrosis (f; DAW; GMJ; JFM; RAI)
  • Headache (f; DAW)
  • Hematuria (f; MPG; RAI)
  • Hemoptysis (f; RAI)
  • Hepatosis (f; DAV; RAR)
  • High Blood Pressure (f; JFM)
  • Hypoglycemia (f; RAI)
  • Hysteria (f; JFM)
  • Infection (f1; MPG; RAI)
  • Inflammation (1; X10715848)
  • Laryngitis (f; IED)
  • Malaria (f; DAW; JFM; RAI)
  • Metrorrhagia (f; RAI)
  • Myalgia (f; VOD)
  • Mycosis (f1; DAV; MPG; RAI)
  • Nephrosis (f; DAW; MPG; VOD)
  • Oliguria (f; RAI)
  • Onychosis (1; RAI)
  • Ophthalmia (f; RAI)
  • Orchosis (f; RAI)
  • Pain (f; IED; MPG; VOD)
  • Prostatosis (f; DAV; MPB; RAR)
  • Pseudomonas (1; MPG; RAI)
  • Pulmonosis (f; DAW)
  • Respirosis (f; DAW; RAI)
  • Rheumatism (f; IED; JFM; VOD)
  • Sores (f; DAW; VOD)
  • Spasms (f; DAW)
  • Staphylococcus (1; MPG)\
  • Stomach (f; DAW)
  • Stomachache (f; MPG)
  • Stomatosis (f; DAW; MPG; RAI)
  • Strangury (f; MPB)
  • Tuberculosis (f; DAV; RAI; RAR; SOU)
  • Ulcers (f; DAW; JFM)
  • VD (f; DAW; MAX)
  • Worms (f; DAW; JFM; VOD)
  • Wounds (f; VOD)
  • Yeast (1; MPG; RAI)

To U.S. Users: This product have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Recent Studies on Jatoba
Sourced from PubMed

Disclaimer: The following citations provide findings on the properties of Jatoba and offer insights into prospective areas of future research. These findings should not be inferred to provide the basis of medicinal claims, nor should they be relied upon by the public, as such. Readers who want full access to the PubMed database are encouraged to register with NCBI.
As of Jan. 2017, there were 61 citations on PubMed for Jatoba. Below we list a few of the more notable:

Extensive information about Jatoba is covered on the Raintree Forest website. Even better, you can purchase Leslie Taylor's excellent reference book, The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs: A Guide to Understanding and Using Herbal Medicinals at Amazon.
Jatoba is discussed in Wikipedia, however, its medicinal properties are completely omitted.