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Useful Tropical Plants

Cuphea glutinosa

Cham. & Schltdl.

Lythraceae

+ Synonyms

Cuphea hirsuta Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.

Cuphea thymoides Cham. & Schltdl.

Parsonsia glutinosa (Cham. & Schltdl.) A.Heller

Common Name: Lavender Lady

Cuphea glutinosa

General Information

Lavender lady is a herbaceous plant producing annual stems from a perennial, fibrous rootstock.
The plant is gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern and eastern Brazil, Bolivia.

Habitat

Wet meadows.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of tropical and subtropical areas, being found at elevations generally above 1,200 metres in the tropics.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the leaves is a blood purifier, diuretic and purgative[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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