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Nota de alcance (en)

Whole plant: In Guyana, an infusion is used to "strengthen men's backs", i.e., to increase male sexual stamina, and to treat female hemorrhaging. Aqueous extract is drunk or applied locally to treat venereal disease in Guyana. Used for asthma, cough, cold, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and whooping cough in NW Guyana.

Root: Infusion for a bechic to treat pulmonary conditions.

Leaf: Crushed leaves used to promote healing of ulcers and cuts. Boiled in water for a bronchitis remedy in Surinam. Macerated leaves (or leaf-juice) may be placed on wounds to stop bleeding. Infusion drunk to remedy stomach pains. Decoction is drunk to relieve colds. In NW Guyana, used for wounds and cuts. In the NorthWest District, Guyana, the fresh leaves are macerated and placed on cuts [W.A. Archer 2253 (US)]. In the Ayanganna plateau of the Upper Mazaruni River basin in Guyana, the leaves are used by people from the coast as a tea, and to stop bleeding [S.S. Tillett, C.L. Tillett & R. Boyan 44876 (US)]

Nota bibliográfica (de)

Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

Pityrogramma calomelanos (L.) Link
Término aceptado: 31-Ago-2017