Sechium edule (Jack.) S.

Nota de alcance (en)

Uses: calmative, hypertension.                                                 

Origin: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, HHonduras, Madagascar, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Reunion, Rodrigues, USA, Venezuela.     

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Fruit: Infusion of shredded fruit is used to lower blood pressure.

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Origin

Jamaica

Folk medicinal uses

Though there appears to be considerable difference of opinion as to the variety of chocho (white or green skinned) to be used there is a general opinion in Jamaica that it has some effect upon high blood pressure. The juice of the grated fruit is taken and doses have been variously stated as 1 teaspoon three times a week or (no quantity defined) every eight days.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

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 III & IV. – p. 56.

Sechium edule (Jack.) S.
Término aceptado: 26-May-2017