Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley

Nota de alcance (en)

Leaf: Among the French Guiana Palikur, leaves are mixed in water with bark of Caryocar microcarpum and leaves of Elephantopus scaber as a foot-bath remedy for the "puwuski" mycosis and the "wiuri" microfilaria worms. Crushed leaves placed on haemorrhoidal swellings.

Fruit: Rind is used in a decoction with molasses which is drunk for problems of the uterus or womb in Surinam. Juice drunk for typhus.
Fruit Toxicitty: Pulp surrounding the seed is toxic. Juice is a violent purgative.

Seed: For hydropsy and as a taenicide.

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Origin:
Throughout India.

Action:
Pulp—purgative, emetic.
Leaf—used in jaundice.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

2) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 362.

Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Término aceptado: 15-Mar-2018