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  • Lachman-White, D.A., Adams, C.D. and U.O. Trotz. 1987. A Guide to the Medicinal Plants of Coastal Guyana. 350 pp. London: Commonwealth Science Council.
  • Plotkin, M.J. 1986. Ethnobotany and Conservation of the Tropical Forest with Special Reference to the Indians of Southern Suriname. 402 pp. Ph.D. Dissertation. Tufts University.
  • Johnston, M. and A. Colquhoun. 1996. Preliminary ethnobotanical survey of Kurupukari: an Amerindian settlement of central Guyana. Economic Botany 50 (2) : 182-194.

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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

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.

  • Lachman-White, D.A., Adams, C.D. and U.O. Trotz. 1987. A Guide to the Medicinal Plants of Coastal Guyana. 350 pp. London: Commonwealth Science Council.
  • Plotkin, M.J. 1986. Ethnobotany and Conservation of the Tropical Forest with Special Reference to the Indians of Southern Suriname. 402 pp. Ph.D. Dissertation. Tufts University.
  • Johnston, M. and A. Colquhoun. 1996. Preliminary ethnobotanical survey of Kurupukari: an Amerindian settlement of central Guyana. Economic Botany 50 (2) : 182-194.

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Common Names

Guyana: deer-calalu. Surinam Creole: bichouillac, epinard de Cayenne. Surinam Sranan: gogomago, gogomango. Surinam Tirio: pah-nah-ra-pah-nah.

  • Lachman-White, D.A., Adams, C.D. and U.O. Trotz. 1987. A Guide to the Medicinal Plants of Coastal Guyana. 350 pp. London: Commonwealth Science Council.
  • Plotkin, M.J. 1986. Ethnobotany and Conservation of the Tropical Forest with Special Reference to the Indians of Southern Suriname. 402 pp. Ph.D. Dissertation. Tufts University.
  • Johnston, M. and A. Colquhoun. 1996. Preliminary ethnobotanical survey of Kurupukari: an Amerindian settlement of central Guyana. Economic Botany 50 (2) : 182-194.

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