Vismia sandwithii Ewan

Nota de alcance (en)

Same uses as given for Vismia macrophylla:

Bark: Inner bark is boiled, and the water drunk as an antidiarrheal, by the Guyana Patamona. Inner bark is ground into powder and inserted into the vagina as a treatment for genital herpes or as a treatment for syphilis, by the Guyana Patamona. Macerated inner bark is used for treating yeast infections, by the Guyana Patamona. In NW Guyana, bark is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

Bark and Latex: Inner bark and latex are used as an anti-fungal, by the Guyana Patamona.

Latex: Orange latex from inner bark is used to treat measles, ulcers, bush yaws, ringworm, "lotta" and many other skin infections. Latex is used as a medicament for treating genital herpes, as an anti-infective, as an ointment for treating eczema, for itching or for scaling, and also as a medicament for ringworm infection, by the Guyana Patamona. Latex is applied to athlete’s foot as a treatment for healing, by the Guyana Patamona. In NW Guyana, it is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

Leaf: Used to treat diarrhea in NW Guyana.

Fruit: Latex is employed in treating yaws and leishmaniasis.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Vismia sandwithii Ewan
Término aceptado: 16-Feb-2018