Costus spiralis (Jacq.) Roscoe var. spiralis

Nota de alcance (en)

Whole plant: Decoction is drunk to treat dysentery in French Guiana.

Stem and Leaf: The Djuka use the plant for curing stomach ailments.

Stem: Maceration is drunk by the French Guiana Palikur to remedy colic, and as a laxative and carminative.

Inflorescence: Prepared in a decoction by the French Guiana Wayapi for treating urinogenital tract infections characterized by pus flow; part of the decoction is drunk and part used to wash the vagina or glans penis.

Powdered leaves: are used effectively as a styptic by the Kubeo Amerindians of Colombia.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Costus spiralis (Jacq.) Roscoe var. spiralis
Término aceptado: 21-Feb-2018