Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Ethnomedicinal plants used for skin problems in Trinidad and Tobago

From: Comparison of plants used for skin and stomach problems in Trinidad and Tobago with Asian ethnomedicine

  Scientific name Family Common name Plant part used Use
1 Achyranthes indica Amaranthaceae Man better man   Skin problems
2 Acnistus arborescens Solanaceae Wild tobacco Leaves Bathe babies for eczema
3 Azadirachta indica Meliaceae Neem Leaves Measles
4 Bidens alba/Bidens pilosa Asteraceae Needle grass/Railway daisy Leafy branch Bathe children
5 Cassia alata Fabaceae- Caesalpiniaceae Senna Leaves Skin problems
6 Chamaesyce hirta/hypericifolia Euphorbiaceae Malomay Flower Skin rashes, measles
7 Croton gossypifolius Euphorbiaceae Blood bush/Bois sang Leaves Bathe babies for eczema
8 Eclipta prostrata Asteraceae Congolala   Bathe for children's malnutrition for 9 days & woodlice nest
9 Manihot esculenta Euphorbiaceae Cassava Leaves Bathe babies for eczema
10 Origanum vulgare Lamiaceae Majoram   Bathe babies
11 Sida carpinifolia (syn. Sida acuta) Malvaceae Garaba broom Leaf Eczema
12 Solanum americanum Solanaceae Agouma, gouma Plant Bathe for children's malnutrition
13 Spondias mombin Anacardiaceae Hogplum Leaves Eczema