Iresine paniculata Kuntze

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin

Jamaica

Folk medicinal uses

Said, by Beckwith, to be used for colds, pain in the bowels and colic and as a drink for a woman in childbirth. For the latter purpose it is made into tea with Piper nigrinodum, salt, and a few drops of whisky. In other cases either a tea or the juice is used. Steggerda says it is used also for dropsy. (25).

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Origin

Jamaica

Folk medicinal uses

Boiled with Desmodium and Borreria laevis this plant is said. to provide an excellent tea described by one informant as diuretic-"flushes out all poison from the kidneys" (hence the name "red dandelion"?)-and by another as purgative. Wright states that it was used in the treatment of gonorrhoea.

 

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Asprey, G.F.; Phyllis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts I & II. – p. 3.

2) Asprey, G.F; Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts III & IV. – p. 48.

 

Iresine paniculata Kuntze
Término aceptado: 08-Sep-2021