Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.

Nota de alcance (en)

Root: Purgative.

Toxicity of Stem and Leaf: Hairs (trichomes) are an urticant.

Fruit: Irritant hairs on the fruit are mixed with a greasy solid substance and made into pills which are consumed as an anthelmintic. This acts as a purge to expel the parasitic worms.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.
Término aceptado: 30-Abr-2018