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Dr Duke’s list of Ethnobotanical uses for Gliricidia sepium (Fabaceae)

Identifier

021426

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Erysipelas (Greek ἐρυσίπελας, "red skin"; also known as "ignis sacer", "holy fire", and "St. Anthony's fire" in some countries) is an acute infection typically with a skin rash, usually on any of the legs and toes, face, arms, and fingers. It is an infection of the upper dermis and superficial lymphatics, usually caused by beta-hemolytic group A Streptococcus bacteria on scratches or otherwise infected areas. Erysipelas is more superficial than cellulitis, and is typically more raised and demarcated.

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A description of the experience

Dr Duke’s list of Ethnobotanical uses for Gliricidia sepium (Fabaceae)

Use

Country/Region

Reference

Ache(Head)

Elsewhere

 

Alopecia

Elsewhere

 

Boil

Salvador

Altschul, Siri Von Reis. 1973. Drugs and foods from little-known plants. Harvard Univ. Press

Bruise

Elsewhere

 

Burn

Panama

Gupta, M.P., et al. 1979. Ethnopharmacognostic observations on Panamanian medicinal plants. Part I. Quarterly journal of crude drug research 17(3-4):115-130.

Cold

Curacao

 

Cough

Curacao

 

Cough

Curacao

 

Debility

Elsewhere

 

Eruption

Curacao

 

Erysipelas

Elsewhere

 

Erysipelas

Panama

Gupta, M.P., et al. 1979. Ethnopharmacognostic observations on Panamanian medicinal plants. Part I. Quarterly journal of crude drug research 17(3-4):115-130.

Expectorant

Curacao

 

Fatigue

Curacao

 

Fever

Elsewhere

 

Fever

Panama(Choco)

 

Gangrene

Guatemala

Standley, P.C., and J.A. Steyermark. 1952. Flora of Guatemala. Fieldiana Botany, vol, 24, pt. 3. Museum of Natl. History, Chicago.

Insecticide

Elsewhere

 

Itch

Panama

Gupta, M.P., et al. 1979. Ethnopharmacognostic observations on Panamanian medicinal plants. Part I. Quarterly journal of crude drug research 17(3-4):115-130.

Poison

Venezuela

Pittier, H. 1926. Manual de las Plantas Usuales de Venezuela. Litografia del Comercio, Caracas, Venezuela.

Poison

Panama

Gupta, M.P., et al. 1979. Ethnopharmacognostic observations on Panamanian medicinal plants. Part I. Quarterly journal of crude drug research 17(3-4):115-130.

Poison

Venezuela

Pittier, H. 1926. Manual de las Plantas Usuales de Venezuela. Litografia del Comercio, Caracas, Venezuela.

Poison(Veterinary)

Elsewhere

 

Prickly-Heat

Panama

Gupta, M.P., et al. 1979. Ethnopharmacognostic observations on Panamanian medicinal plants. Part I. Quarterly journal of crude drug research 17(3-4):115-130.

Raticide

Honduras

Standley, P.C. 1931. Flora of the Lancetilla Valley, Honduras. Pub. 283, Botanical Series, vol. X. Field Museum of Natl. History, Chicago.

Raticide

Elsewhere

Uphof, J.C. Th. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants. 2nd ed. Verlag von J. Cramer.

Raticide

Panama

Gupta, M.P., et al. 1979. Ethnopharmacognostic observations on Panamanian medicinal plants. Part I. Quarterly journal of crude drug research 17(3-4):115-130.

Raticide

Salvador

Altschul, Siri Von Reis. 1973. Drugs and foods from little-known plants. Harvard Univ. Press

Raticide

 

Lewis and Elvin-Lewis, Medical Botany, ca 1977

Raticide

Elsewhere

 

Raticide

Mexico

Standley, Paul C. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contributions U.S. National Herbarium, vol. 23. Govt. Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

Raticide

Guatemala

Standley, P.C., and J.A. Steyermark. 1952. Flora of Guatemala. Fieldiana Botany, vol, 24, pt. 3. Museum of Natl. History, Chicago.

Raticide

Venezuela

Pittier, H. 1926. Manual de las Plantas Usuales de Venezuela. Litografia del Comercio, Caracas, Venezuela.

Raticide

Elsewhere

 

Repellant(Insect)

Curacao

 

Rodenticide

Elsewhere

 

Sedative

Curacao

 

Skin

Curacao

 

Skin

Guatemala

Standley, P.C., and J.A. Steyermark. 1952. Flora of Guatemala. Fieldiana Botany, vol, 24, pt. 3. Museum of Natl. History, Chicago.

Sore

Guatemala

Standley, P.C., and J.A. Steyermark. 1952. Flora of Guatemala. Fieldiana Botany, vol, 24, pt. 3. Museum of Natl. History, Chicago.

Sore

Guatemala

Standley, P.C., and J.A. Steyermark. 1952. Flora of Guatemala. Fieldiana Botany, vol, 24, pt. 3. Museum of Natl. History, Chicago.

Suppurative

Salvador

Altschul, Siri Von Reis. 1973. Drugs and foods from little-known plants. Harvard Univ. Press

Tumor

Guatemala

Standley, P.C., and J.A. Steyermark. 1952. Flora of Guatemala. Fieldiana Botany, vol, 24, pt. 3. Museum of Natl. History, Chicago.

Ulcer

Guatemala

Standley, P.C., and J.A. Steyermark. 1952. Flora of Guatemala. Fieldiana Botany, vol, 24, pt. 3. Museum of Natl. History, Chicago.

Urticaria

Panama

Gupta, M.P., et al. 1979. Ethnopharmacognostic observations on Panamanian medicinal plants. Part I. Quarterly journal of crude drug research 17(3-4):115-130.

 

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References