Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.

Nota de alcance (en)

Stem, Leaf and Fruit: Shoots and green pods used for a good pectoral infusion.

Leaf: Infusion is consumed for pulmonary conditions such as coughs and bronchitis. In Surinam, leaves are mixed in an infusion with Dactyloctenium aegyptium to accelerate childbirth. Juice used for haemorrhages; leaves decocted for washing ulcers. Boiled leaves applied to sores and wounds to hasten cicatrization. Leaves or pods boiled with salt and "steel drops" (ferric chloride solution) for treatment of leucorrhoea. Infusion for fever-bath, headaches; macerated for an antiperspirant or deodorant. Leaves used in a complex liquid with Plectranthus, cloves and "steel drops" for venereal disease.

Leaf and Flower: Boiled for a diuretic and diabetes remedy.

Flower: Infusion is pectoral.

Seed: Infusion for a diuretic. Flour made from seeds is resolutive.

Nota de alcance

Afecciones bronquiales y pulmonares: Hojas, flores

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) Escalona Cruz, José Luis; et al/ Revista Cubana de Plantas Medicinales vol. 20, no 4. 2015. p -- 429 - 439

Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Término aceptado: 19-Abr-2018