Jacaranda copaia (Aublet) D. Don

Nota de alcance (en)

Stem: Leafy branches burned in the dry season to repel attacks of "simulie" ceratopogonid insects; bark infusion as a purgative and for dysentery. Bark used in an antisyphilitic powder.

Leaf: In a plaster with soap to treat leishmaniasis (bos-yaws); decoction for fevers; extract for "pian" (perhaps yaws); in a pomade for skin diseases such as ringworm. Juice from the young leaves is warmed and applied to persistent sores, by the Guyana Patamona. Used for fevers.

Leaf and Wood: Leaves and wood are used for smoking as an insect repellant (Kabowra flis) by the Guyana Patamona.

Part unspecified: Used for treating skin sores and ulcers, by Amerindians at Kurupukari, Guyana.

Origin: This species is introduced from Panama to French Guiana.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Jacaranda copaia (Aublet) D. Don
Término aceptado: 26-Dic-2017