Tournefortia hirsutissima L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin

Jamaica

Folk medicinal uses

Used both internally and externally in the treatment of colds, coughs and fever. Both leaves and stems are used to make the decoction. A bath containing this plant is also used after childbirth as also is the tea 'to clear the system'. Beckwith says that for coughs it is used in conjunction with sweetsop and young calabashes, while for 'gentleman's complaint' it is used with wild sage (?) and a dose of salts. (2, 25).

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Origin

Jamaica

Folk medicinal uses

In addition to uses already recorded chigger nut has been given as an ingredient of a remedy for "nervous trouble" (see Mimosa pudicaJ and as a plaster for a lame foot. It is further employed as a tea for the treatment of pains in the chest and stomach-ache.

 

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Asprey, G.F: Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts I & II. – p. 6.

2) Asprey, G.F; Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts III & IV. – p. 50.

Tournefortia hirsutissima L.
Término aceptado: 13-Sep-2021