Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R. Br.

Nota de alcance (en)

Uses: wound healing, malaise, hypertension, dengue, local pain, fever, malaria, stomach, liver, hepattitis, menstrual cramps, congestion, flu.                                                 

Origin: Brazil.   

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Whole plant: Boiled with Hyptis pectinata, Mikania micrantha and Momordica charantia as a wash for piles. Decoction is employed to clean out the uterus; diuretic; tonic to strengthen the back. In a decoction with Heliotropium indicum for bed-wetting. Infusion for diarrhoea and heavy cramps.

Leaf and Flower: Cholagogue; infusion as an antidysenteric; decocted with salt or sugar in a preparation to dissolve renal calculi.

Leaf: Juice for thrush. In a plaster for wounds. Cooked in an infusion which is drunk to treat itches and skin diseases; for yaws.

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

Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R. Br.
Término aceptado: 09-Jun-2017