Laportea aestuans (L.) Chew

Nota de alcance (en)

Uses: Hyperttenion.                                                 

Origin: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Java, Lesser, Sunda (s.), Liberia, Madagascar Islands, Mascarene Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, Sumatra, Suriname, Uganda, United States, Zaire.

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Stem and Leaf: Boiled for a preparation to remedy urine retention, and as a diuretic and laxative in Guyana.

Leaf: Used in a diuretic preparation in French Guiana. Juice from crushed leaves used as an eyewash for sore eyes (conjunctivitis) in Guyana. In French Guiana, leaves are mixed with sugar syrup to treat coughs. In NW Guyana, used for be wetting and hemorrhage.

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

Laportea aestuans (L.) Chew
Término aceptado: 03-Ago-2017