Medicinal plants of Paraguay: Underground organs

Abstract

We have identified underground organs belonging to 13 species in 9 families that are being sold as medicinal in the Market #4 of Asunción currently known as “Pettirossi.” Eleven of those 13 species grow wild in Oriental Paraguay, one is naturalized, and one is only cultivated. These organs are locally used to combat rheumatism, diabetes, hepatitis, syphilis, stomachache, flatulence, arthrosis, parasites, diarrhea, and throatache, and as postfebril cooling, diuretic, and laxative. Hemos identificado drganos vegetales subterraneos pertenecientes a 13 especies en nueve familias que se expenden como medicinales en el Mercado #4 de Asuncion comunmente conocido como “Pettirossi.” Once de las 13 especies crecen silvestres en Paraguay Oriental, una estd naturalizada y una es solamente cultivada. Esto drganos se usan para combatir reumatismo, diabetes, hepatitis, sifilis, dolor de estomago, flatulencias, artrosis, pardsitos, diarrea y dolor de garganta, y como refrescante postfebril, diuretico, y laxante.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02860052

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@article{Basualdo2008MedicinalPO, title={Medicinal plants of Paraguay: Underground organs}, author={Isabel L. Basualdo and Elsa Matilde Zardini and Mirtha Ortiz}, journal={Economic Botany}, year={2008}, volume={45}, pages={86-96} }