Vismia guianensis (Aubl.) Choisy

Nota de alcance (en)

Uses: kidneys, stomach.                                                 

Origin: Brazil. 

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Whole plant: Latex for purgative, and to relieve itching, "lotta", ground itch (athlete's foot), ulcers, minor cuts and bruises. Latex is applied onto ringworm and other fungal infections for healing, and is applied onto persistent sores to promote healing, by the Guyana Patamona. In NW Guyana, exudate used to treat ground itch, fungal infections and warts.

Bark: Juice from macerated bark is used as an anti-infective agent, by the Guyana Patamona. Bark used to treat sores in NW Guyana.

Stem and Leaf: Boiled together and drunk for thrush.

Stem: Orange latex from inner bark is applied on skin infections, e.g., white spots called "oxi" by Surinam Tirio and Wayana.

Leaf: Boiled for intermittent fevers.

Fruit: Latex for yaws and leishmaniasis.

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.

Vismia guianensis (Aubl.) Choisy
Término aceptado: 09-Jun-2017