Isotoma longiflora (L) Presl.

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin

Jamaica

Folk medicinal uses

Soaked in white rum it is commonly used as a lotion for pains and a little may be drunk. Despite its poisonous nature-it is said to contain an amorphous tonic alkaloid called isotomin-it is also sometimes used to make tea for colds. Beckwith said it was boiled with "tall Bahama grass" and "Apimpe" for a bath.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

Asprey, G.F; Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts III & IV. – p. 52.

Isotoma longiflora (L) Presl.
Término aceptado: 14-Oct-2021