Montrichardia arborescens (L.) Schott

Nota de alcance (en)

Sap: Used to treat coughs and colds in NW Guyana.

Stem: For diabetes, tuberculosis, thrush, colds; ingredient in a rub used as a protection from electric fish (Electrophorus electricus) discharges; juice for remedying sting of stingray, warts. In Guyana the young, sap-filled, leafless shoots are roasted and applied to scorpion stings. Sap is possibly used for pulmonary phthysis and as an aphrodisiac in French Guiana. Used to treat stingray bites, and for wounds and cuts in NW Guyana.

Stem and Leaf: In Surinam, the finely ground tops of plants are stuffed into the nostrils to stop nosebleed.

Leaf: For eyelid inflammation; sap is hemostatic, used to enlarge the penis; hypertension, rheumatism. Leaf is placed on vesicles to promote discharge. Astringent; tied over sore eyes by Guyana Amerindians. In Guyana, the boiled leaves are used in baths for remedying skin conditions. Used in treatment of diabetes and tuberculosis in NW Guyana.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Montrichardia arborescens (L.) Schott
Término aceptado: 26-Sep-2017