Example sentences for: alpinia

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  • Alternatively four or five berries of mardi gras ( Renealmia alpinia ), are crushed with the juice of wild cane ( Costus scaber ) and the dog is given two spoonfuls of the resulting solution.

  • The Mosetene Indians in Bolivia use the crushed Renealmia alpinia plant mixed with water and rub this preparation over the dog's body to improve its hunting ability [ 108 ] . In Trinidad a leaf poultice or bath or root decoction is used on swellings, sprains, sores, wounds and for stomach pains and malnutrition [ 52 54 65 ] . The purple-red juice from the

  • Renealmia alpinia berries is used to treat eye diseases.

  • The Mixe in Mexico consider that the odour and taste of a plant are important criteria in deciding what plants to use for an illness [ 1 ] . The Waorani in Amazonian Ecuador consider that plants with strong, or repulsive odours will force symptoms to flee from the body and this belief guides their use of Renealmia alpinia and a Philodendron for snakebites [ 28 ] . The Warao in eastern Venezuela consider 'bad air' to be pathogenic and 'good' or perfumed air to be therapeutic [ 29 ] .

  • Renealmia alpinia plant contains diterpenes and proanthocyanins [ 65 121 ] . Decoctions or external baths of Renealmia alpinia rhizome are used by traditional healers for snakebites in the northwest region of Colombia and in Amazonian Ecuador [ 28 139 ] . An ethanolic extract of Renealmia alpinia rhizomes demonstrated moderate to full neutralising capacity of Bothrops atrox venom within 48 hours when it was i.p.


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