Molecular Biology and Genetics
Contains carbomethoxy oleanolic acid.
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Root: Decoction is drunk to treat syphilis in Guyana. Stem: Young stem eaten to treat diabetes in Guyana. Leaf: Eaten to treat diabetes in Guyana. Liquid from crushed leaves in water is rubbed onto hair to kill lice, fleas and to treat dandruff by the Surinam Tirio, who also wash with a decoction of the boiled leaves as a treatment for fevers. Part unspecified: Used for treating rabies, lung diseases and tumors, by Amerindians at Kurupukari, Guyana.
Guyana: deer-calalu. Surinam Creole: bichouillac, epinard de Cayenne. Surinam Sranan: gogomago, gogomango. Surinam Tirio: pah-nah-ra-pah-nah.
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