WORLDWIDE ETHNOMEDICAL USES: Bahamas= for aches(back), debility, hunger, impotency, rashes, strains; as an aphrodisiac. Belize for colds, blood cleansing, fevers, flu, insect bites, measles, rashes, skin sores, sun stroke, sunburn, urinary tract infections. Dominican Republic for cystitis, intestinal problems, nephritis .Guatemala for aches(stomach), bite(snake), gangrene. Haiti as an antiseptic diuretic, insect repellant; for calculus, diarrhea, nephritis Sore, Vulnerary. Mexico for asthma, bite(snake), colic, dropsy, dysentery, enterorrhagia, fevers, stomachaches, swelling, venereal diseases, yellow fever; as an diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, purgative. Peru as an analgesic, blood purifier, diaphoretic, expectorant, insecticide; for rheumatism. Venezuela for cancer(stomach), corns, debility, hernia, rheumatism. Elsewhere for aches(stomach), muscle fatigue, obesity, renitis, rheumatism, tumors, venereal diseases, wounds1
IMPORTANT NOTE: Plant Uses are for informational purposes only. EEB Greenhouses assume no responsibility for adverse effects from the use of any plants referred to on this site. Always seek advice from a professional before using any plant medicinally.
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