Musa x paradisiaca L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Stomach pain

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Uses: chickenpox, intestinal infection.                                                 

Origin: Belize, China,Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Unites States.             

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Root: Juice employed to treat carbuncles, swellings, fevers and as a hair tonic.

Stem: Pulp of the trunk made into an infusion to soothe dysentery; liquid collected at a cut stem is an antiseptic applied to furuncles and wounds by the French Guiana Wayapi; stem used as a seat upon which a pregnant Wayapi woman gives birth.

Leaf: Infusion of banana leaf and sugarcane roots used in Surinam to hasten childbirth. For a vesicatory on blistering. Tied onto forehead for headache.

Fruit: Roasted green (unripe) fruit eaten for diarrhoea remedy. Grated green fruit in water used for chronic diarrhoea. Green fruit and its sap are astringent; sap haemostatic. Fruit used to treat epilepsy in NW Guyana.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

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

Musa x paradisiaca L.
Término aceptado: 20-Mar-2017