Example sentences for: decoction

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  • Piper auritum leaf juice is applied topically to remove ticks and head lice in El Salvador and Ecuador respectively [ 92 ] . In Guatemala, Panama and Columbia the juice of crushed leaves of Piper species or the decoction of roots are drunk or used in baths for snakebites or rubbed onto the body as a snake repellent [ 63 95 139 ] . In Eastern Nicaragua and Jamaica Piper hispidum is used in remedies for colds, fever, stomach aches and for aches and pains [ 116 53 ] . In Trinidad, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean countries Piper amalgo leaf infusions are used as ritual baths or baths to perfume the body [ 52 16 ] .

  • Solanum americanum leaf decoction is used for fevers by the Mosetene Indians in Bolivia [ 108 ] . Solanum species is used in Guatemala and by the Pilagá in Argentina to treat boils, dermatitis, as a cicatrizant and analgesic [ 130 ] . Solanum torvum and Solanum mammosum leaf juices are rubbed onto afflicted areas for athlete's foot in Belize [ 109 ] . Solanum nigrescens leaf decoction was suggested as an effective treatment for vaginal candidiasis [ 55 108 ] . Solanum americanum leaf extracts were active against Microsporum species, Epidermophyton floccosum , Trichophyton species and Cryptococcus neoformans and showed intraperitoneal subacute toxicity in mice [ 127 131 108 ] .

  • The leaf decoction of Jatropha gossypifolia is used for bathing wounds [ 83 ] . The stem sap stops bleeding and itching of cuts and scratches [ 84 85 ] . The leaf bath is used for sores, sprains, rash and bewitchment in Latin America and the Caribbean [ 52 86 ] . Poultices are used for sores and pain in Trinidad [ 52 ] . These uses are similar to the ethnoveterinary use.

  • Bauhinia excisa vine decoction has been used for snakebites and pain and the root decoction is used for scorpion stings in Trinidad [ 52 ] .

  • Passiflora quadrangularis leaf decoction is used by the Garífuna of Eastern Nicaragua for fevers, rashes and sores [ 50 ] . The leaf and branch decoction is used in Columbia in external baths for snakebites [ 139 ] . An extract of branches and leaves had moderate neutralizing ability against the haemorrhagic effect of Bothrops atrox venom in Columbia [ 35 ] . The plant contains passiflorene, nor-epinephrine, 5-hydroxytryptamine and flavonoids [ 107 50 ] .

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