Psychotria poeppigiana Muell. Arg.

Nota de alcance (en)

Flower: flower is mashed with water and salt, paste applied to sores in mouth


Whole plant: Decoction of crushed, boiled plant used as wash for headaches by the Surinam Tirio. The Surinam Tirio use a decoction of the crushed plant as a wash for sprains, rheumatism, muscular pains and contusions.

Stem: Rasped bark is rubbed on a certain skin rash known as "poispoisi" by the Surinam Wayana.

Inflorescence: Red, sap-filled bracts are used for an antalgic to treat earache, administered by dropping the sap into the ear canal. Inflorescence in an antitussive dedoction to remedy whooping cough.

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

Psychotria poeppigiana Muell. Arg.
Término aceptado: 23-Mar-2017