Sauvagesia kappleri Miq.
Sauvagesia serpyllifolia Mart. & Zucc.
Sauvagesia sprengelii is a perennial plant.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
S. America - Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam; Caribbean - Trinidad.
Dry, sandy ground, meadowy slopes, savannah borders, at elevations around 1,200 - 1,500 metres[
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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