Basella alba L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Uses:  cancer of prostate.                                                

Origin: Belize, Brazil, French Guiana, Gabon, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname.     


Range. Asia and Africa. Found growing naturally in Myanmar’s hot regions (such as Bago and Mandalay).

Whole plant: A decoction is used to alleviate labor during childbirth.

Flower: Used as an antidote to poisons.

Leaf: Juice and paste from the crushed leaves is applied to sores to promote healing. The juice is also ingested to relieve diarrhea, fever, and urinary tract infections.

Root: Boiled in water and consumed to alleviate vomiting as­sociated with the gall bladder problems.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Geraldini , Isanete, Journal of Ethnopharmacology v. 173, 2015 . -- p. 383-423

2) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

Basella alba L.
Término aceptado: 18-May-2017