Lonchocarpus heptaphyllus (Poir.) DC.

Nota de alcance (en)

Stem and Leaf: The Surinam Tirio boil a decoction of the wood and leaves which is rubbed onto skin rashes.

Stem: Liquid from the cut liana is dripped onto skin by the Surinam Akuriyo to kill parasitic botfly larvae. In Suriname, finely grated wood is used in a preparation with water for remedying diarrhoea.
Stem Toxicity: Crushed wood is used for a piscicide by the Surinam Tirio and French Guiana Galibi.

Leaf: Irritant, purgative, vomitive.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Lonchocarpus heptaphyllus (Poir.) DC.
Término aceptado: 30-Abr-2018