Fevillea cordifolia L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Vine. The endosperm inside a spongy seed coat is cut into thin slices. A few slices are mixed with water and eaten, while fasting, to treat persistent cases of intestinal parasites. Elsewhere in Costa Rica the endosperm is similarly used, but only with livestock. Too large a dose is said to be fatal (C-CR). Hazlett 14282, CATIE.


Seed: Seeds are antirheumatic, used as an antidote to manchineel poisoning and manioc poisoning in French Guiana.
Seed Toxicity: Poisonous to animals.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Fevillea cordifolia L.
Término aceptado: 05-Abr-2017