Costus arabicus L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Rhizome: Decoction for leucorrhoea.

Stem: Decoction for leucorrhoea. Infusion to treat blennorrhagia and gonorrhoea. Stems crushed, warmed, added to water and honey, and the resulting liquid used to remedy coughs, grippe and whooping cough. The French Guiana Palikur use macerated stems as a laxative, carminative and to treat colic. Stem used to treat sores, and both stem and shoot used to treat colds and coughs, in NW Guyana.

Stem and Leaf: Juice from macerated leaves and stem is used as an antibacterial and as an anti-infective, by the Guyana Patamona.

Leaf: Juice from macerated leaves is warmed and used for treating ear infection, by the Guyana Patamona.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Costus arabicus L.
Término aceptado: 20-Feb-2018