Manihot esculenta Crantz

Nota de alcance (en)

Uses: itching, antibiotic.                                                 

Origin: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States, Venezuela.

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Root: Root-starch applied in a plaster soaked with Carapa oil onto shattered muscles. Root-starch mixed with rum and rubbed onto children for abscesses, skin eruptions; in ointment for the fungal dermatitis "tete" in Guyana; grated for cuts. Juice is mildly diuretic. Sugar cane and annatto are employed in an antidote to ingested water which has been poisoned by the soaking roots of this plant.

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Origin: Native to Brazil, cultivated throughout the tropics.

Pharmacological Activities: Antifungal, Antineoplastic, Hepatoprotective, Hypercholesterolaemic, Antithyroidal, and Superoxide dismutase inhibition
Toxicity: Neurotoxic, ... more on the book

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA=USED PART: raiz y hoja

ACCIÓN FARMACOLÓGICA=PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION: antineoplasico

COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA=CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Parte aereas: se han aislado los glucósidasos cianogenéticos lotaustralina y linamarina.Hojas: las hojas frescascontienen hasta 1,80g del flavonoide querecetina en forma libre.Otros:acetona, acido cianhidrico, ácido oxálico, saponina y triptofano 

ZONA GEOGRÁFICA =GEOGRAFICAL ZONE: America y Africa

Nota bibliográfica

1) ALONSO, Jorge R. Tratado de fitomedicina : bases clínicas y farmacológicas. Buenos Aires : ISIS, 1998, 1040 p.

2) Geraldini , Isanete, Journal of Ethnopharmacology v. 173, 2015 . -- p. 383-423

3) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017.

4) A guide to medicinal plants / Hwee Ling, Koh; Tung Kian, Chua; Chay Hoon, Tan. Singapore:  World vScientific Public Co. Pte. Ltd., 2009. p 289 p.

Manihot esculenta Crantz
Término aceptado: 31-Jul-2015