Kleinia colorata Kunth
Porophyllum seemannii Sch.Bip.
Porophyllum simplex M.E.Jones
Common Name: Hierba del Venado
Porophyllum coloratum is an erect, slender, herbaceous perennial plant, branching above, it can grow 20 - 60cm tall or more tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Southern N. America - northern and central Mexico
Uncommon, growing on grassy slopes and amongst xerophytic scrub; at elevations from 1,00 0 2,500 metres[
Porophyllum coloratum is native to the subtropical and tropical regions of Mexico
The aromatic oils, which are contained largely in the pores or glands that are especially plentiful on the leaves, produce a strong odour when the foliage is bruised, broken, or heated. Cures, real or fancied, that are attributed to various species of Porophyllum are probably largely due to either the soothing properties of the oils or the imagination by the patient that anything that is so odoriferous must be beneficial[
The plant is used as a remedy for malaria[
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