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Table 1 Herbal mixtures used by Haitian immigrants and their descendants in the Province of Camagüey

From: Uses of medicinal plants by Haitian immigrants and their descendants in the Province of Camagüey, Cuba

No. Species (part useda) and other products Preparation Way of use Medicinal use
1 Cissus verticillata (ap), Bidens pilosa (ap), Eupatorium odoratum (sh), Pluchea carolinensis (le), Citrus aurantiifolia (fr ju), sugar decoction is filtered ingestion a a syrup fever, catarrh
2 Cissus verticillata (ap), Phyllanthus procerus (ap) decoction ingestion fever, catarrh
3 Cissus verticillata (ap), Terminalia catappa (le), Piper aduncum (le) decoction ingestion fever, catarrh
4 Protium cubense (le), Bidens pilosa (ap) decoction ingestion catarrh, influenza
5 Cissus verticillata (ap), Petiveria alliacea (le) decoction ingestion catarrh
6 Cucurbita maxima (le), Persea americana (le), Annona squamosa (le) decoction ingestion empacho
7 Commelina elegans (le), Chrysophyllum oliviforme (le), Majorana hortensis (le) decoction ingestion nervous problems
8 Psidium guajava (sh), Gliricidia sepium (sh), Citrus aurantiifolia (sh) decoction ingestion catarrh
9 Rheedia aristata (ba), Cuminum cyminum (se), fat of majα (Epicrates angulifer Bibron, Boidae) plant parts are fried in the fat ingestion asthma
10 Zingiber officinale (rh), Citrus aurantiifolia (fr), Cymbopogon citratus (le), Citrus aurantium (fr peel), sugar decoction ingestion catarrh
11 Desmodium spp. (ap), Jatropha gossypifolia (ro), Erythroxylum havanense (ro), salt decoction ingestion ovary pain
12 Crescentia cujete (in fr), Cecropia schrebiana (le), Cissus verticillata (ap), Hibiscus elatus (fl), sugar cook, triturated and stirred ingestion miel de güira: asthma
13 Crescentia cujete (in fr), bee's honey, rum, sugar cook, triturated and stirred ingestion miel de güira: catarrh
14 Crescentia cujete (in fr), Allium sativum (bu), Canella winterana (ba), Myristica fragrans (se), Pimenta dioica (se), Cymbopogon citratus (ro), Illicium verum (fr), rum, sugar cook, triturated and stirred ingestion miel de güira: catarrh, stomach pains
15 Crescentia cujete (in fr), bee's honey cook, triturated and stirred ingestion miel de güira: catarrh, intestinal parasites
16 Crescentia cujete (in fr), Zingiber officinale (rh), bee's honey, rum cook, triturated and stirred ingestion miel de güira: 'cold uterus', female infertility
17 Bursera simaruba (sh), Annona squamosa (ro) decoction ingestion catarrh
18 Acalypha alopecurioides (le), Isocarpha atriplicifolia (ap) decoction or infusion with salt ingestion empacho, stomach problems
19 Brachiaria purpurascens (ro), Cajanus cajan (ap) decoction ingestion intestinal parasites
20 Capraria biflora (sh), Parthenium hysterophorus (ro) decoction of three shoots and three roots ingestion colds, inflammations, ovaries pain
21 Jatropha gossypifolia (ro), Erythroxylum havanense (ro) decoction topical application oedemas
22 Justicia pectoralis (ap), Lawsonia alba (le) decoction ingestion headache, nervous problems
  1. a Part(s) used: ap, aerial part; ba, bark; bu: bulb; ep, fruit epicarp; fl, flowers; fr, fruits; ft, flowering tops; la, latex; le, leaves; ls, leaf stalks; re, resin; rh, rhizome; ro, root/tuber; se, seeds; sg, stigma; sh, shoots; st, stems; uf, unripe fruits; wh, young whorls; wo, wood; wp, whole plant.