display_name: Isotoma longiflora (L.) C. Presl nomenclatural_code: ICZN remark: Imported from ITIS 6 Feb scientific_name: Isotoma longiflora. Isotoma longiflora (L.) C. Presl Taxonomic Serial No.: Reference for: Isotoma longiflora. Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version ). Hippobroma [isotoma] longiflora Star of Bethlehem. Hippobroma [isotoma] longiflora. Stock Number: Availability: In Stock. Family: Campanulaceae.

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Botany Estrella is a low annual herb, erect, spreading, branched or simple. Leaves are alternate, soft, and oblanceolate, with short stalks or without stalks, 10 to 20 centimeters long, with longiflkra margins, narrow at both ends, pointed at the tip.

Flowers are fragrant, white, five-lobed and star-shaped, borne singly at the axils of leaves.

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Calyx is green, 5-angled, and ovoid; tube is about 1 centimeter long. Five lobes are linear, denticulate, about 1. Corolla is white; tube is slender, 8 to 10 centimeters long; the lobes spreading, lanceolate, and 2. Capsule is nodding, about 2 centimeters long, and slightly protruding from the calyx-tube. Distribution – Cultivated in gardens.


Uses Folkloric – Counterirritant for aching teeth: Others – An ingredient of cimora Trichocereus pachanoi, Neoraimondia macrostibas, Longuflora Isotoma longiflora Pedilanthus tithymaloides, and one of the Daturas a hallucinogenic brew of the Peruvian Andes. In a study of 12 seed oils from 10 plants families, nine are reported to be medicinal.

The major seed oil component of Isotoma longiflora was oleic acid. Study of ethanol extract of sapu jagad Isotoma longiflora leaves showed anti-inflammatory effects using a paw edema longiflorra in male mice.

Indomethacin was used as standard drug. Study of Lobelia siphilitica and Hypobroma longiflora isolated two new alkaloids: Lobeline is a natural alkaloid found in Indian tobacco Lobelia inflataDevil’s tobacco L.

Laurentia, Star of Bethlehem (Laurentia longiflora, Isotoma Stock Photo: – Alamy

Study showed Cmax and AUCh were both linearly related to dose, with an absolute bioavailability of Study evaluated the antibacterial activity of kendali leaves extract against growth of Streptococcus mutans. The active component of Lobelia is the alkaloid lobeline.


Lobeline is a lipophilic molecule reported to act as both agonist and antagonist to beta nicotinic receptors. The highest amount of lobeline is found in the seeds. Studies suggest a lingiflora as alternative treatment for patients with asthma and a promising complementary therapy for the management of respiratory disorders.

Last Update October Pedersen, Matthias Witt, Jerzy W. Potential Herbal Medicines and Drug Interactions. Don is an accepted name The Plant List.

Parts utilized Leaves Uses Folkloric – Counterirritant for aching teeth: Copying and pasting the information on the search window or using the DOI if available will often redirect to the new link page.