Hymenaea courbaril L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Bark, leaf: kidneys, bark boiled and tea drunk to build up the blood; to give strength


Parts Used: bark.

Uses: digestive disturbances, influenza.                                                                                                                                                      

Origin: Barzil.  


Bark: Bark is boiled, and the water drunk as an analgesic for back pain, by the Guyana Patamona. Bark is boiled, sugar added, and drunk as a beverage, and as a tonic, by the Guyana Patamona. Bark of trunk is depurative and antipyretic. Resin exuding from bark used for treating fresh wounds. Decocted bark tea is employed by the French Guiana Palikur for upset stomach; decoction for dysentery when mixed with barks of Humiria sp. and Manilkara sp.; boiled with other plants for bilious diarrhoea and for use as an aphrodisiac. Bark decoction or infusion for a carminative, vermifuge, purgative, dysentery and diarrhoea; bark infusion drunk for a good fatigue tonic and blood cleanser. Bark used as aphrodesiac and to treat coughs and colds in NW Guyana.

Resin: Used as a cicatrizant and for pulmonary infections by the Guyana Patamona..

Fruit: French Guiana Wayapi use resinous secretion for dysentery.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Barret, Bruce Economic Botany vol. 48, nro. 1 .-- p. 8-20 1994

2) Bueno, Regina Norlene, et al., Acta bot. bras. vol. 19, no. 1, 2005. p.-- 39-44.

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

Hymenaea courbaril L.
Término aceptado: 03-Mar-2017