Hymenaea curbaril

Nota de alcance (en)

Has a yellowish or orange resinous gum, Copal, in the bark, which is used as incense, for varnishes and leather. Pulp around the seeds is edible. Wood is useful. A decoction of the bark is used for a bath and to alleviate contusions. Internally it is taken as a sedative and vermifuge. The burning pericarp is an insect repellent. Timber is resistant to fungi and termites (CASTILLO 1995). ROTH studied the bark structure 1981, leaf structure 1984, fruit structure and dispersal1987, leaf venation 1996.

Nota de alcance

Distribución
Loreto, Madre de Dios.

Usos
Corteza
Antihelmíntico, antidiarreico y antirreumático: se toma una copa del cocimiento de 5 g de corteza fresca en un litro de agua, cada 8 horas.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) South American medicinal plants : botany, remedial properties, and general use / I. Roth, H. Lindorf. Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2002. -- p. 492.

2) Mejía, Kember; Rengifo, Eisa /Plantas medicinales de uso popular en la Amazonía Peruana.-- Lima : Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional, 2000. -- p. 286

Hymenaea curbaril
Término aceptado: 20-Dic-2016