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Project Title: Pataxo Medicinal Plants Study
Principle Investigator: Michael B. Thomas
Indigenous Group: Pataxˇ
Site name:
Pataxˇ Indigena Reserva
Lat/Long:
16°51' S 39°09' W
Elevation:
45 meters asl.
Locality:
Monte Pascoal
State:
Bahia
Country:
Brazil
Region:
South America


Holdrige Zone:
Rain Forest
..Latitudinal region:
Tropical
..Mean annual temperature (
°C): > 24
..Potential evap. rate:
Superhumid 0.125-0.25
..Ave total annual precipitation (cm):
400

 

TAXONOMY

Flw Fr Lv E Illustr. Ecology

Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (1998)

TRACHEOPHYTE
.Eurosids II
..Sapindales Dumort.
...Anacardiacae Lindley (Sumac Family)
....Anacardium occidentale L.

Cronquist (1981)

TRACHEOPHYTE
Rosidae
Sapindales Dumort.
Anacardiacae Lindley (Sumac Family)
Anacardium occidentale L.


VOUCHER LABEL
 

Herbarium of the University of Florida (FLAS)
Gainesville, Florida USA
PLANTS OF BRAZIL

Anacardium occidentale L.
<ANACARDIACEAE>
Common name(s): Cashew Nut, Cashew

BAHIA: Porto Seguro: 16°51'S 39°09'W. Pataxˇ Indigena Reserva. Along Footpath to house of Adaltou Ananias Nacimento. Elev. 20 m. Open Field. Tree, ca. 3.5. m. Cultivated. flowering with fruits
coll.: M. B. Thomas # MT400 September 16, 1998
det. M. B. Thomas

"Planta medicinal para o projecto PhD: Estudo de Plantas Medicinais dos Pataxo Communidade da Barra Velha, Bahia"
FLORA DO PARQUE NACIONAL DE MONTE PASCOAL

ETHNOMEDICAL USE(S)
Ailment name: corte
Ailment description
: a cut, incision, or injury to the outer layer of the skin.
Medical condition: skin problem
Condition synonyms: nick, scratch, slice, gash
Knowledge type: common
Body system: subcutaneous
Use type: medicinal
Other uses(s): food, edible fruit
Route of Administration: external, topical
Contraindication(s): none
Positive effect(s): assists healing
Negative effect(s): none
Toxicity: contains phenolic compounds, 3-n-pentadecycatech.
Toxicity description: Sap of fruit can promote dermititis in susceptible individuals due to phenolic compounds present in fruit.
Notes: related genera including Mangifera, Toxicodendron and Rhus may also cause toxicity.
Literature cited
: not reported

PREPARATION

MANAGEMENT

Part(s) collected: leaves
Part(s) used: leaves
Storage method: none
Place prepared: household
Method: bath
Description: boil water in pot, add 3-5 leaves for several minutes, let cool, and apply as a bath over treated area.
Dosage: 2 times a day
Constituents: water and leaves
Substitutes: none
Addmixture: water
Notes: none
Video: none
Photo: none

Introduction type: native, cultivated
Culitvation type: seed
Plant status: low risk, least concern
Stage of growth when harvested: mature
Time harvested: anytime

 

 

 

 

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