Calathea cyclophora Baker

Nota de alcance (en)

Stem: Sap used for sore eyes and to treat colds and coughs in NW Guyana.

Leaf: Leaves and leaf-juice used to treat burns in Guyana. Used for burns in NW Guyana.

A decoction of the underground parts of the plant is drunk by the Kubeo people of northwestern Amazonia to counteract the effects of snakebite (10). An undetermined species, very similar to Calathea cyclophora, is also known as "warimbo" in Surinam Sranan, and as "po-po" to the Surinam Tirio, who use a decoction of its boiled leaves to wash machete cuts

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Calathea cyclophora Baker
Término aceptado: 03-Jul-2018