Potalia amara Aublet

Nota de alcance (en)

Stem and Leaf: Decoction is a febrifuge, which is both drunk and used for a bath. Used in a herbal tea as a sudorific for venereal diseases in French Guiana. Bitter; an emmenagogue, antispasmodic; to remedy jaundice.For syphilis; to counteract manioc (cassava-juice) poisoning.

Leaf: Young leaves applied in a cataplasm to which carapa oil is added, for the treatment of swellings caused by pus and deep abscesses; crushed branches sometimes used for the same purpose. To remedy urethritis in French Guiana.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Potalia amara Aublet
Término aceptado: 29-Jun-2018