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Useful Tropical Plants

Raputia aromatica

Aubl.

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Galipea aromatica (Aubl.) Spreng.

Sciuris aromatica (Aubl.) Spreng.

Common Name:

Raputia aromatica

General Information

Raputia aromatica is an evergreen shrub.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northern Brazil and the Guyanas.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The leaves are chewed by farm workers in the Amazon basin as a substitute for coca leaves (Erythroxylum coca) - which are used as a stimulant and to ward off hunger[
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.
].

Medicinal

The bark is excitant; stomachic when used in small quantities; febrifuge when used in large quantities[
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.
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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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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