Checklist of the Medicinal Plants of the Pataxó,
Atlantic Coastal Forest, Bahia, Brazil
 

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ACANTHACEAE
Justicia cf. pectoralis
Anador
AMARANTHACEAE
Alternanthera sp.
Dipirona
Chenopodium ambrosioides
Mastruz
ANACARDIACEAE
Anacardium occidentale
Cajueira
Mangifera indica
Manga
Schinus terebinthifolius
Aroeira
ANNONACEAE
Annona crassiflora
Araticum
APIACEAE
Pimpinella anisum
Erva doce
APOCYNACEAE
Aspidosperma discolor
Coronei
Himatanthus lancifolius
Janauba
ARACEAE
Dracontioides descisens
Siriquinha
ARECACEAE
Cocos nucifera
Cocos
* nc
Euterpe edulis
Jussara branca
ASPHODELACEAE      
Aloe vera
Babosa
 
ASTERACEAE
Acanthospernum hispidum
Pica de Minas
Achyrocline satureioides
Marcela galego
Ageratum conyzoides
Mentrasto
Artemisia vulgaris
Artemisia
Baccharis cylindrica
Carqueja
Bidens alba
Carrapicho
Complaya trilobata
Malmequer
Conyza chiliensis
Rabo de raposa
Cosmos caudatus
Pica de algulha
Eclipta prostrata
Arnica
Helianthus annuus
Girassol
Pluchea sp.
Fumo bravo
 
Porophyllum ruderale
Arrudinho
BIGNONACEAE
Jacaranda obovata
Carobinha
BIXACEAE
Bixa orellana
Urucum

BROMELIACEAE

Ananas comosus
Abacaxi
BURSERACEAE
Protium heptaphyllum
Amesca
CANNACEAE    
Canna indica
Pariri
CAPRIFOLIACEAE
Sambucus australis
Sabugueira
CARICACEAE
Carica papaya
Mamão
COMBRETACEAE
Terminalia catappa
Amendoeira
CONVOLVULACEAE
Ipomoea batatas
Batata doce
Operculina alata

CRASSULACEAE

Kalanchoe brasiliensis
Saião
CYPERACEAE
Rhynchospora nervosa
Capim estrela
EUPHORBIACEAE
Jatropha gossipiifolia
Pinhão roxo
Phyllanthus niruri
Quebra pedra
Ricinus communis
Baga
Sebastiania hispida
Cabeça de sauva
LAMIACEAE
Leonotis nepetaefolia
Bolo de frade
 
Mentha sp.
Alavante
Mentha sp.
Poejo
 
Ocimum cf. basilicum
Mangericão
Ocimum canum
Mangericão
Ocimum micranthum
Fava quinha
LAURACEAE
Persea americana
Abacateira
LECYTHIDACEAE
Lecythis pisonis
Sapucaia
LEGUMINOSAE
Copaifera langsdorffii.
Pau d'oleo
Cajanus cajan
Andu
Desmodium incanum
Mata pasto
Hymenaea aurea
Jatobá
Senna alata
Fedegosão

Senna obtusifolia

Mata pasto
Tephrosia senna
Senna
Zornia gemella
Arrozinho
MALVACEAE
Gossypium barbadense
Algodão
Hibiscus sp.
Vinegreira
Hydrogaster trinervis
Barriga d'agua
Waltheria indica
Malva branca
 
MARANTACEAE      
Calathea sp.
Arraruta
MELIACEAE  
 
Guarea blanchettii
Marinheiro
 
MENISPERMACEAE
 
Chondrodendron platyphyllum
Butí
 
MOLLUGINACEAE
 
Mollugo verticillata
Agrião
 
MONIMIACEAE
 
Siparuna guianensis
Negramina
 
MORACEAE
Cecropia hololueca
Imbauba
MUSACEAE
Musa sp.
Banana
MYRISTICACEAE
Virola sp.
Bicuiba
MYRTACEAE
Eugenia cauliflora
Jabuticaba
Eugenia uniflora
Pitanga
Psidium guajava
Goiaba
Psidium guineense
Araça
PAPAVERACEAE
Argemone mexicana
Cardo Santo
PASSIFLORACEAE
Passiflora alata
Maracujá açu
 
Passiflora edulis
Maracujá
PIPERACEAE
Pothomorphe umbellata
Capeba
PLUMBAGINACEAE
Plumbago scandens
Castro, Peki loco
POACEAE
Andropogon schoenanthus
Capim Santo
Imperata brasiliensis
Sapé
RUBIACEAE
Borreria verticillata
João duru
 
Genipa americana
Jenipapo
RUTACEAE
Citrus sp.
Laranga
Citrus sp.
Limão mirim
Citrus sp.
Limão galega
Citrus sp.
Limão rosa
Zanthoxylum rhoifolium
Laranjeira brava
SAPOTACEAE

Pradosia lactescens

Burahém
SOLANACEAE
Physalis lactescens
Fé de terra
Solanum americanum
Santa Maria
 
ULMACEAE
Trema micrantha
Corindiba
VERBENACEAE
Aloysia lycioides
Alfazema
 
Lantana camara
Camara, São João
 
Lippia alba
Erva cidreira
VIOLACEAE      
Hybanthus calceolaria
Purga do campo
 
ZINGIBERACEAE
Alpinia zerumbet
Colônia
* nc - specimen not collected      


AMARANTHACEAE = CHENOPODIACEAE; APIACEAE = UMBELLIFERAE;
LEGUMINOSAE = FABACEAE; MIMOSACEAE; CAESALPINACEAE;
MALVACEAE = STERCULIACEAE; ASPHODELACEAE = ALOACEAE

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