Polianthes tuberosa Linn.

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin

Native to Mexico; cultivated for ornamental use.

Action:

Flowers and bulbs— diuretic. Externally used for skin eruptions. The bulbs are rubbed with turmeric and butter and applied over red pimples of infants.

The bulbs are reported to contain an alkaloid, lycorin, which causes vomiting.

Toxicity:

The bulbs are reported to contain an alkaloid, lycorin, which causes vomiting.

 

Nota bibliográfica (en)

Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p  507.

Polianthes tuberosa Linn.
Término aceptado: 27-Abr-2021