Zanthoxylum pentandrum (Aublet) R. Howard

Nota de alcance (en)

Stem: Bark is chewed by the French Guiana Wayapi until finely pulverised, and inserted as a tampon (plug) in tooth cavity for a dental analgesic. Decoction of trunk-bark is used as a hot bath to soothe venereal chancres, and to remedy eruptions of pimples on the legs of children. Macerated bark mixed with wine or rum is a bitter tonic having antimalarial and antiblennorrhagic properties. The Surinam Tirio rub the peeled, crushed bark onto sores caused by leishmaniasis, and also wash in a decoction of the rasped, boiled bark as a treatment for fevers.


Toothache: Bark grated & kept as a wad in the lip

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

2) Milliken, William; Albert, Bruce. Economic Botany, vol 50, no 1, 1995, p. -- 10 - 25.

Zanthoxylum pentandrum (Aublet) R. Howard
Término aceptado: 21-Ago-2018