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
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
Notes: related genera including Mangifera, Toxicodendron
and Rhus may also cause toxicity.
Literature cited: not reported
Part(s) collected: leaves
Part(s) used: leaves
Storage method: none
Place prepared: household
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
Introduction type: native, cultivated
Culitvation type: seed
Plant status: low risk, least concern
Stage of growth when harvested: mature
Time harvested: anytime