American waltheria - organic - Waltheria americana

Botanical name: Waltheria americana 

Other names: American waltheria, Uhaloa, sleepy morning, velvet leaf, monkey bush

Family: Compositae: Sterculiaceae

Distribution: South USA, Hawaii, Africa, South America

Origin : USA (Hawaii)

American Waltheria is commonly used in traditional medicine in Africa, South America and Hawaii, mainly against asthma, neuralgia, and a pain killer when mixed with other plants. It is used against inflammation and other conditions of inflammation, diarrhea, dysentery, conjunctivitis, wounds, abscess, epilepsy, convulsions, anemia, erectile dysfunctions, bladder ailments and asthma.

Traditionally, hawaiian practitioners pressed the juice from its roots, leaves, flowers and flower buds and gave it as a tea to individuals suffering from asthma. Arthritic joints were helped when patients drank a tea brewed from the leaves.

Scientific research demonstrates that American waltheria possesses therapeutic potential in the treatment of inflammation, malaria, infectious diseases (e.g., lungs infection due to Klebsiella pneumoniae, diarrhea due to Candida albicans or Escherichia coli) and prevention of oxidative stress. But further studies are necessary to explore pure compounds responsible for the pharmacological effects and the mechanisms of action. Further investigations are also needed to provide an evidence base for traditional uses of this species against pain, anemia, convulsions and epilepsy. In addition, there is a pressing need to investigate the other traditional uses such as dysentery, syphilis, erectile dysfunctions and asthma.  

Our American Waltheria

Our American Waltheria is higher quality because it's freshly harvested by knowledgeable family farmers, as well as it's stored in the cold and dark. It contains a high content of essential oils.

Our American Waltheria is ethically harvested by local family farmers.


Our products are of the highest quality but they have not been certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. Therefore, we have to specify that they cannot be sold for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. TrancePlants, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.

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