Costus scaber Ruiz & Pavon

Nota de alcance (en)

Whole plant: Decoction for high blood pressure and bladder disorders; sap for syphilis; infusion of seedling for coughs. Used to treat malaria in NW Guyana.

Root: Used to treat groin ruptures and hemorrhoids in NW Guyana.

Stem: Boiled with Hibiscus sabdariffa and Justicia pectoralis in a decoction for whooping cough; sap used to treat colds. Decoction of twigs for remedying syphilis. Both stem and shoot used to treat coughs and colds in NW Guyana.

Leaf
: Used to treat coughs and colds, and also pneumonia in NW Guyana.

Flower
: Used for sore eyes, groin ruptures and hemorrhoids 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.

Costus scaber Ruiz & Pavon
Término aceptado: 21-Feb-2018