Guayule (Partheniumargentatum)

background

Guayule (Parthenium argentatum) is native to the southwestern United States and may be a natural source of hypoallergenic latex because large quantities of rubber accumulated in its cells lack the latex proteins that cause allergic reactions. Preliminary tests show that guayule latex film may be an effective barrier to virus transmission, even after long-term storage.
There is currently insufficient evidence available in humans to support the use of guayule for any indication.

Related Terms

Argentatin, Asteraceae (family), Compositae (family), daisies, dandelion, goldenrod, guayule rubber plant, Parthenium argentatum (Gray)., ragweed, sunflower.

evidence table

These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.