Costus erythrothyrsus Loes.

Nota de alcance (en)

Whole plant: Plant is chewed as a treatment for colds, by the Guyana Patamona.

Root, Stem and Leaf: Boiled together and the water used as an antipyretic or for treating colds and coughs, by the Guyana Patamona.

Stem: Peeled stem is eaten like sugar cane as a treatment for asthma, colds, and to clear the respiratory system, by the Guyana Patamona. Shoot used to treat coughs and colds in NW Guyana.

Leaf: Leaves are boiled, and the water drunk as an antiasthmatic, as an antibacterial or as a treatment for coughing, by the Guyana Patamona. Leaves are boiled and the water used as an anti-infective, by the Guyana Patamona. 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 erythrothyrsus Loes.
Término aceptado: 21-Feb-2018