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Useful Tropical Plants

Varronia leucocephala

(Moric.) J.S.Mill.

Boraginaceae

+ Synonyms

Cordia leucocalyx Fresen.

Cordia leucocephala Moric.

Lithocardium leucocalyx (Fresen.) Kuntze

Lithocardium leucocephalum (Moric.) Kuntze

Varronia leucocalyx (Fresen.) Borhidi

Common Name:

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General Information

Varronia leucocephala is a shrub growing up to 2.6 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northeast Brazil

Habitat

Dryland forest.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves and the roots are used in the treatment of digestive disorders, dyspepsia, in menstrual colic and rheumatism[
1905
Title
Traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of the medicinal species of the genus Cordia (Boraginaceae)
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 69 (2017), pp. 755-789
Author
Oza M.J. & Kulkarni Y.A.
Website
http://10.1111/jphp.12715
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

A decoction of a handful of leaves in a glass of water is drunk as a tea to treat indigestion[
583
Title
Medicinal and poisonous diversity of the flora of 'Cariri Paraibano', Brazil.
Publication
 
Author
Agra M.F. Et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2006.12.007
Publisher
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
An article from the Journal of Ethnopharmacy, available as a PDF document on the Internet. Brief details of some medicinal plants from an area of Brazil.
].

A syrup prepared with a cup of the flowers and half litre of water is drunk during meals as a general tonic[
583
Title
Medicinal and poisonous diversity of the flora of 'Cariri Paraibano', Brazil.
Publication
 
Author
Agra M.F. Et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2006.12.007
Publisher
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
An article from the Journal of Ethnopharmacy, available as a PDF document on the Internet. Brief details of some medicinal plants from an area of Brazil.
].
A syrup prepared from the aerial parts of the plant is used as a treatment for rheumatism, arthritis and rickets[
583
Title
Medicinal and poisonous diversity of the flora of 'Cariri Paraibano', Brazil.
Publication
 
Author
Agra M.F. Et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2006.12.007
Publisher
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
An article from the Journal of Ethnopharmacy, available as a PDF document on the Internet. Brief details of some medicinal plants from an area of Brazil.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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