Plumeria alba L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Root: Bark is purgative, thirst-causing, depurative; for blennorrhagia. Bark extract for herpes; used internally for syphilis and externally as a lotion on syphilitic ulcers. Administered as powder macerated in sugar-water, wine or beer.

Stem: Latex is caustic, for treating ulcers, dartre (skin diseases) and scabies.

Flower: Bitter, caustic. In French Guiana the flowers are an ingredient in a complex pectoral syrup for chest coughs and grippe.

Seed: For dysentery (bloody flux).



Native to West Indies; cultivated in Indian gardens.


Root bark—used in blennorrhagia.

Bark and latex—used externally in herpes, syphilitic ulcers and scabies.


Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

2) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p  504.

Plumeria alba L.
Término aceptado: 20-Sep-2017