Sauvagesia elata is a perennial plant with stems that are more or less woody. It grows up to 1 metre tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
S. America - Brazil, the Guyanas, Venezuela.; C. America - Panama to Honduras.
The whole plant is antiinflammatory, astringent and diuretic[
]. It is used in the treatment of coughs and colds, diarrhoea and digestive tract infections[
An infusion of the leaves and stems is drunk as a febrifuge[
The leaves are mucilaginous and pectoral. An infusion is used to treat diarrhoea[
The plant (part not specified) is a bitter aromatic, stomachic and cordial[
Aerial parts of the plant contain anthocyanins, leucoanthocyanins, catechuic tannins and flavonoids[
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