Gurania spinulosa (POEPP. & ENDL.) CIGN.

Nota de alcance (en)

Is a climbing herb of the transitional cloud forest. The leaves are 3-5 lobed, each segment being of elliptic shape. The leaf anatomy has been described by ROTH (1990). A tea of the roots is employed to correct faulty menstruation. Boiled leaves are applied to scrapes and wounds.


Stem: Pieces of stem are used by the French Guiana Palikur in a decoction as a remedy to "cleanse the bile".

Root: Along the Rio Loretoyacu in Peru, a tea made from the roots is used to treat faulty menstruation

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

Gurania spinulosa (POEPP. & ENDL.) CIGN.
Término aceptado: 26-Dic-2016