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 ERVA DE PONTADA/ GUACATONGA (Casearia sylvestris) -  2 OZ / 60 gr

 

 

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Ethnomedical Uses: Erva de Pontada or Guacatonga has a long history of use in Brazilian herbal medicine, documented in early folk medicine books as an antiseptic and wound healer for skin diseases (in 1939), as a topical pain-reliever (in 1941), and as an anti-ulcer drug (in 1958). t is currently used in Brazilian herbal medicine systems as a blood purifier, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral to treat rheumatism, syphilis, herpes, stomach and skin ulcers, edema, fevers of all kinds, diarrhea, and as an topical pain-reliever. It is also employed topically for burns, wounds, rashes, and such skin disorders as eczema aid.

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: analgesic (pain-reliever), antacid, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticancerous, antifungal, antitumorous, antiulcerous, antivenin, gastroprotective (protects the gastric tract)

Cautions: none known

 

How to use/ Preparation: 20 grams infused in 1 liter of water; quarter-cup amounts are taken orally 2-3 times daily. This infusion can also be used topically for wounds, burns, skin rashes, and as a mouth wash after dental work or tooth extractions.


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