Micromeria brownei (Sw.)

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin

Jamaica

Folk medicinal uses

The leaves are used to make tea for stomach pains. Beckwith does not mention this use but gives a number of other uses including a rather curious 'cure' for a catarrhal cold in which a poultice of beaten leaves moistened with rum is applied to a small bare patch on top of the head. 'The water will run out of your nose and cure the complaint'. It would also seem that pennyroyal has some reputation as an abortifacient either in conjunction with cerasee and marigold or 'boiled with a rusty nail'.

Toxicity:

It would also seem that pennyroyal has some reputation as an abortifacient either in conjunction with cerasee and marigold or 'boiled with a rusty nail'.

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Origin

Jamaica

Folk medicinal uses

The occasional use of this plant as an abortifacient. together with other species not known to the informant, is confirmed. Tea prepared from it is also used to treat diarrhoea.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Asprey, G.F; Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts I & II. – p. 15.

2) Asprey, G.F; Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts III & IV. – p. 59.

Micromeria brownei (Sw.)
Término aceptado: 22-Sep-2021