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Useful Tropical Plants

Abuta selloana

Eichler

Menispermaceae

+ Synonyms

Cissampelos ovata Vell.

Common Name:

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General Information

Abuta selloana is a climbing shrub.
The plant is often gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

The plant is poisonous and is an ingredient of the famous S. American toxin 'curare'[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The large root is acrid and bitter[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
]. It has a high reputation as a digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, stomachic and tonic[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
]. It is used in the treatment of liver complaints; bladder complaints; digestive complaints such as flatulence and colic; oedema and snake bites[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].
The plant is used as a substitute for Chondrodendron platyphyllum, and is often mixed with that species.

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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