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.     


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




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