Scleria latifolia Swartz

Nota de alcance (en)

Whole plant: Plant is burnt and the ashes used as an anti-infective, by the Guyana Patamona. Plant is boiled, the water allowed to cool, and then drunk as an antidiarrheal, by the Guyana Patamona.

Root: Roots are stripped, grated, boiled and the water allowed to cool, then drunk before meals in the morning during the menstrual cycle to alleviate excessive blood flow, by the Guyana Patamona.

Leaf: Crushed and boiled in a decoction for fevers. Juice from macerated leaves is used for treating persistent sores, by the Guyana Patamona.

Leaf and Fruit: Leaves and fruits are burnt and the ashes used for treating cuts, by the Guyana Patamona.

Fruit: Fruits are burnt and the ashes used as an antiseptic agent or as an ointment for treating burns, 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.

Scleria latifolia Swartz
Término aceptado: 16-Mar-2018