Renealmia alpinia (Rottb.) Maas

Nota de alcance (en)

Root: In a tea to treat heart problems manifested by shortness of breath. Decoction is drunk to induce vomiting and relieve stomach pains. In a syrup with sugar for remedying chest colds. Juice is used to treat eye diseases. Used for treating strained backs in NW Guyana.

Stem: Shoot used for snakebite and stomachache in NW Guyana.

Leaf: Decoction used as a fever-bath for pulmonary conditions and typhoid, and to wash hair to remove dandruff. Leaves are used in an infusion to treat dysentery, and in a herbal bath for strengthening the nerves. Used for hypertension in NW Guyana.


Headache, stomach ache & general weakness: Crushed stem tied around  forehead or midriff, or infusion poured over head & body

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.

Renealmia alpinia (Rottb.) Maas
Término aceptado: 30-Ago-2018