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Table 8 Uses of wandug ( Brugmansia spp.) in the Saraguro community

From: Traditional medicine applied by the Saraguro yachakkuna: a preliminary approach to the use of sacred and psychoactive plant species in the southern region of Ecuador

Species Common name Traditional use Preparation
Brugmansia aurea Lagerh. SOLANACEAE Wandug or yellow floripondio They are used during limpia to treat shuka, mal aire or susto. A bouquet is made with Brugmansia branches, Santa María de huerta, shuyu rosas de cerro, laurel grande, ruda, marco cari and cararango.
Brugmansia sanguinea (Ruiz & Pav.) D. Don Wandug or red floripondio They are used on humans and animals. These species are applied externally.
Brugmansia candida Pers. Wandug or white floripondio To treat rheumatic pain. Brugmansia leaves are cooked with other plants that are used for the same purposes.
Brugmansia suaveolens (Willd.) Bercht. & J. Presl Wandug or pink floripondio They are taken in baths.