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Table 1 Botanical and ecological characteristics of the plants used as medicine by Wajãpi women (Amapari Indigenous Area-AP, Brazil).

From: The participation of Wajãpi women from the State of Amapá (Brazil) in the traditional use of medicinal plants – a case study

Indigenous Name Scientific Name Family Characteristic Voucher Number Use
Apukuapoã Psychotria colorata Rubiaceae Shrub AP2645 Earache
Jenipapo Genipa americana L. Rubiaceae Arboreal AP1984 Earache
Jiruru Parkia sp. Leguminosae-Mimosoideae Arboreal AP1254 Culinary
Janyro- Andiroba Carapa guianensis Aubl. Meliaceae Arboreal AP1425 Remove ticks and lice, general pain
Jamarata Zengibre officinalis L. Zingiberaceae Herbaceous AP2241 Infections
Mastruz Chenopodium sp. Chenopodiaceae Herbaceous AP3412 Abdominal pain
Peyryry Dinizia excelsa Leguminosae- Mimosoideae Arboreal AP1412 Abdominal pain
Perovyu or Perauvu Aspidosperma sp. Apocynaceae Arboreal AP0873 Warts topics
Kupa’y Copaifera sp. Leguminosae - Caesalpinoideae Arboreal AP0259 Infections, cicatrizing, insect bite
Kadjurá Bauhinia sp. Leguminosae- Caesalpinioideae Shrub AP0436 Bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain
Kuremó Chondrodendron sp. Menispermaceae Liana AP2657 Topic use for headaches and itching
Kaiju ou Akaju Anacardium sp. Anacardiaceae Shrub AP0679 Diarrhea, skin wounds
Kupa’i ou Kupuai’y Theobroma sp. Sterculiaceae Shrub AP1623 Culinary
Touriri Inga sp. Leguminosae-Mimosoideae Arboreal AP1835 Contraceptive
Tapereba Rapo Spondias mombin L. Anacardiaceae Arboreal AP1559 Urinary pain
Tatapotá Aniba sp. Lauraceae Arboreal AP1232 Diarrhea and abdominal pain
Urucu Bixa orellana L. Bixaceae Shrub AP0541 Insect repellent and bites
Yvyramemyry Miconia sp. Melastomaceae Shrub AP1147 Urinary pain
Yvyratai Wemy’a Sterculia sp. Sterculiaceae Arboreal AP1954 Abdominal pain