Peperomia pellucida (L.) H.B.K.

Nota de alcance (en)

Whole plant: cold, cough, fever, kidney, plant boiled whole and tea drunk for kidney; "that for cough, and for pressure*, and for cooling too"


Whole plant: Infusion for cholagogue and refreshant; sap for eyedrops, eye infections. Surinam Saramaccan Bush Negroes use it in a curative herbal bath.

Stem and Leaf: Mixed in milk for oral afflictions in general such as gingivitis and dental neuralgia; for a local vulnerary; infusion is refreshing, hypotensive, cholagogue, used to treat hypertension, heart troubles and to cool the body. Warmed as an eyewash ingredient.

Leaf: For albuminuria in Surinam. Used for a diuretic in Guyana, where it is also eaten as a salad to cleanse the blood, and used in an infusion to cure womb inflammations. In Guyana, juice is squeezed from the leaves into a patient's eyes to treat cataracts. In a strong tea for bronchitis and asthma.



Folk medicinal uses

According to Beckwith this plant is used as a tea for a loose cough. In the Grenadines, where it is called silver bush, it provides a tea for undernourished children. In Africa it is frequently employed in infusions for convulsions. In Trinidad, where it is called shiny bush, it is used for colds and as a cooling medicine for children.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

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

3) Asprey, G.F; Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts I & II. – p. 23.

Peperomia pellucida (L.) H.B.K.
Término aceptado: 22-Mar-2017