Siparuna guianensis Aublet

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part: Hojas.  

ACCIÓN FARMACOLÓGICA= Pharmacological action: Antiespasmódica, estomáquica.

ZONA GEOGRÁFICA= Geografical zone: América del Sur tropical. 

Nota de alcance (en)

Uses: wound healing, blood depurative, inflammation, rheumatism,                                                  

Origin: Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela.  


Bark: Bark is boiled, and the water drunk as an antimalarial, as an anthelmintic (hookworm) or as an antipyretic, by the Guyana Patamona. Bark is boiled with water and given to babies for chest colds, by the Guyana Patamona.

Bark and Leaf: Juice from macerated bark and leaves is used as an anti-fungal, by the Guyana Patamona. Luke warm mixture of the bark and leaves in water is used for washing the body to alleviate high temperatures, by the Guyana Patamona.

Stem: Bark used to treat munuri ant (Pariponera clavata) bite and sickness in babies in NW Guyana.

Leaf Toxicity:: Abortive

Leaf and Stem-bark: Decoction as a refresher, febrifuge, especially for grippe. Decoction for diabetes, thrush, hypertension, whooping cough, anthelmintic, ant-bite.

Fruit and Root: Pulp of the fruit and macerated root are used as a medicament for “bush yaws”, by the Guyana Patamona.


Dizziness: Crushed leaves sniffed and rubbed on head & body

Nota bibliográfica

1) TOURSARKISSIAN, Martín. Plantas medicinales de Argentina : sus nombres botánicos, vulgares, usos y distribución geográfica. Buenos Aires : Hemisferio Sur, 1980, p.88.

2) Geraldini , Isanete, Journal of Ethnopharmacology v. 173, 2015 . -- p. 383-423

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

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

Siparuna guianensis Aublet
Término aceptado: 15-Nov-2007