Scientific name: Mansoa alliacea (Lamarck) A. Gentry
Botanical Family: Bignoniaceae
It is a shrub semi creeper or climbing plant, which stands three meters or more in height, it has vegetative parts smelling of garlic or onion, small pseudo estípulas or
Lamina structure, flat and cone shaped. The Trífido bifolioladas has elliptical hoop shaped leaves measuring 5-27 x 2-18 cm, from the sharp tip to the obtuse base. Axillary inflorescences like (pasiflora)or passion flower, form like bunches or turfs and have domed cup 5-10 inches x 11.6 mm, and have violet colored tubular petals.
Bluebells (campanulas) are 6-9 inches long, they have a linear oblong fruit capsule, strongly angled, with a smooth surface, their Seeds have two membraned wings, which are brownish and transparent on the edge.
In Amazonian communities it is used as an analgesic, anti-arthritic, anti-epileptic, anti-pyretic, and for stomach cramps, headaches, as an immunity stimulant, as a laxative, tonic, for rheumatism and for generating conditions of a psychological nature (especially in cases of extreme fright or Manchari).
- As an analgesic
Traditional use: Soothes sore muscles, bones, head, abdomen, etc.Preparation: Boil fresh and clean leaves (6-8) in one litre of water for ten minutes, cool and strain. You can also shred five fresh, clean leaves for local use.
Administration: Oral and external.
Dosage: Oral, have one cup three times a day; external: apply the poultice to the area of pain, leave until dry, and then remove.
Diet: Avoid eating chili, coffee and liquor, no bathing in the river, don’t get wet with rain water, and avoid being in the sun directly and rest.
Recommendations: It Can be used by adults or children, assess the patient’s improvement and re-inforce treatment if necessary, the preparation and consumption are done daily.
- As ananti-artrític
Traditional Use: It relieves pain, swelling, stiffness and heats the joints.
Preparation: Finely chop five fresh stems and washed the roots well, place them in a glass bottle with liquor (rum or ethyl alcohol 80%), cover them well and let them marinate for two days. Strain before drinking, you can also apply leaf poultices to sore areas.
Administration: Oral or external.
Dosage: Take one cup every morning for three months or apply leaf poultices to the areas with pain.
Diet: Avoid pepper and alcohol, do not take other medicines.
Recommendations: Do not administer to children under fifteen; be cautious with patients who have gastric problems or ulcers, hypertension and who are consumers of other drugs, Store in tightly capped glass bottle store in the shade and out of the reach of children.
Traditional Use: Relieves headache.
Preparation: pulverize or crush two fresh, clean leaves with a baton or hard object on a hard surface until its smooth dough, mix it with water or cachaça (cane liquor or 70% alcohol).
Dosage: Place the dough on the forehead with a washcloth to hold it there.
Diets: Resting in a quiet place, away from noise and light to relieve pain.
Recommendation: Change the dough often to relieve pain, if symptoms persist seek medical advice.
Prepare and apply at the time of use.
Traditional Use: Used as a tonic or body energizing aide.
Preparation: Cook 250g of chopped, washed, fresh roots in a litre of water.
Dosage: One cup in the morning and for a month.
Diet: Do not drink alcoholic beverages; do not eat pork or chili.
Recommendations: The patient should take the tonic in the morning, so that it can start to work in the early hours, also give the patient fruits like oranges and mangoes as they contain lots of sugar and provide energy quickly, the remedy are prepared daily for use.
- Against Rheumatism
Traditional Use: Relieves pain and inflammation of the joints, muscles and tendons.
Preparation: Finely chop five fresh, well washed roots; place them in a glass bottle with liquor (rum or ethyl alcohol 80%), cover them well and let them marinate for two days. Strain before drinking.
Dosage: Take a glass (60-75 ml) daily, before meals for one month.
Diet: Avoid eating chili, alcohol, coffee, butter, spices and pork. No sex during treatment. Avoid getting wet with rain water and rest.
Recommendations: Bathe after treatment, not suitable for children under fifteen years old, take caution with patients with gastric ulcers, hypertensive and who are consumers of other drugs, store in tightly capped glass bottle in the shade and out of reach of children.
Traditional Use: cures fear, frees you from evil desires, according to popular belief.
Preparation: Squeeze the juice from ten clean, fresh crushed leaves into a container with water.
Administration: Through body baths.
Dosage: Bathe with the remedy, the child or adult should not rinse.
Diets: Do not get out of bed or leave the room and do not see people during the overnight treatment. Recommendations: The treatment should be performed in the bathroom with chants and prayers appropriate (Icarus). Repeat the same procedure many times preferably on Tuesdays and Thursdays as necessary. Throw out the bathwater in a place away from the home; it is advisable to do so at night. The preparation and consumption are daily .
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