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The healing power of the yellow trumpet flower

  1. The yellow trumpet flower is a shrub or tree that originally only grows in Mexico but has now spread to various regions of the earth. It is used as an ornamental plant and brightens up many tropical gardens with its bright yellow, large flowers. In the Netherlands the tree cannot grow because from a slight frost, minus 3, the yellow trumpet flower dies. The most important thing about this tree is that an extract of the flowers has a positive effect on people with diabetes.


  1. Iguana's Naming Traditional use in Mexico A long list of diseases Spread General information Blood sugar regulating Tronadora protects the kidneys


  1. Mexico is home to many Iguanas, reptiles that can easily grow to a length of one meter. They eat the flowers of the yellow trumpet flower. A medicine can be made from the flowers in the form of an infusion or a tea. This tea has blood sugar leveling properties. Usually the maxim applies: if you can make a tea from a plant part, this plant part is edible.


  1. Tronadora is the Spanish name of this tree that is widely used in Mexican traditional folk medicine. The Latin name of this tree is Tecoma stans. In English, this small tree is also called yellow elder, trumpet bush, yellowbells and ginger-thomas. The plant belongs to the Bignoniaceae family. In Dutch the plant is called yellow trumpet flower or yellow bignonia. The flowers of the plant are bright yellow and they have a trumpet shape; hence the names with the word 'trumpet' in them. In Afrikaans, the language spoken in southern Africa, the tree is appropriately called yellow bells.

Traditional use in Mexico

  1. In folk medicine in Mexico, the flowers of this tree are seen as a diuretic or diuretic. It is also a tonic; that is, an enhancer. It is also a worm-repellent and anti-syphilis. In Veracruz the flowers are used to treat stomach pain. In Guadelajara in northern Mexico, beer is traditionally made from the roots of this tree. The anti-diabetic effect of the yellow trumpet flower is best known in Mexico. It is often in a spice mix together with the root of the cactus variety nopal and wereke.

A long list of diseases

  1. The traditional medicinal use of the yellow trumpet flower is very diverse. The plant can all help with gastritis, bile problems, indigestion, anorexia, heartburn and liver problems. It is an appetite stimulant and it works against toothache. It is also used externally, for example for wounds, skin diseases, smallpox and as an antidote for scorpion bites or contact with a poisonous plant. The plant purifies the blood and calms the nerves. The leaves and flowers are mainly used, but it is also possible to make a tea from the bark or root of this tree.


  1. The tree is originally mainly from Mexico but is also endemic in the rest of Central and South America, as far as Peru and Argentina. In the southern states of the USA one can also find this tree. The tree is also commonly found in Polynesia and Australia where it is an introduced species, sometimes referred to as an invasive species. This tree can also be found in Hawaii and on the African continent. The yellow trumpet flower is used as an ornamental tree in addition to its medicinal abilities. The tree is cultivated in Iraq, India, Brazil and Egypt for its medicinal capabilities.

General information

  1. This tropical tree can tolerate frost to minus 2 but especially likes great heat; it prefers to grow in full sun. The flowers and leaves of the tree are mainly used. When used in a small amount, they are harmless but in too large quantities it can have a toxic effect, at least that was found in laboratory research in 2012. A study conducted in 2006 shows that the ingredients of tronadora contain all kinds of antioxidants and cancer-fighting substances .

Blood sugar regulating

  1. Tronadora is a Mexican medicinal plant traditionally used to combat elevated blood sugar. A 1985 scientific study conducted on dogs shows that this plant does indeed exhibit medicinal capacities in the form of regulating blood sugar. The blood sugar level slowly decreased after an hour by taking an infusion or a tea of ​​this plant. Glucose metabolism in the liver was improved by the plant, making the changes noticeable.

Tronadora protects the kidneys

  1. In 2011, an Indian study was published that studies the renal protective effect of tronadora. The rats in this study were given gentamicin, a substance that damages the kidneys. Then the rats were provided with tronadora. The researchers used an extract based on the flowers. It turns out that tronadora has all kinds of antioxidant properties that help the intoxicated kidneys heal from their state of poisoning.

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