Abarema jupunba (Willd.) Britton & Killip

Nota de alcance (en)

Whole plant: Reputedly a parasiticide.

Root: Infusion of scraped roots is used to treat dandruff and to stimulate hair growth.

Bark: Macerated bark is used as a shampoo and a soap, by the Guyana Patamona. Inner bark is used for treating itchy scalp, by the Guyana Patamona. Soap with anti-parasitic properties is extracted from the bark and used by Amerindians at Kurupukari, Guyana.

Bark and Leaf: Macerated leaves and inner bark are used as a detergent or as a treatment for itchy and scaling scalp, by the Guyana Patamona.

Seed: Swallowed by young women just before engaging in sexual intercourse, as a fertility drug.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Abarema jupunba (Willd.) Britton & Killip
Término aceptado: 05-Jul-2018