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Hog plum

List of Plants Collected in Ethnobotanical Survey in Trinidad

Trinidad is an island in the Caribbean known for many things including it’s beautiful flora and fauna. This includes many plants used for their medicinal uses. Below is a list of some of these:

TRIN
Voucher number
FamilySpeciesLocal namesPart(s) used and preparationAdministrationCondition treatedNo. of informants
40251AcanthaceaeJusticia pectoralis Jacq.Carpenter bush, St. John’s bushStem and leaves, decoctionOralCommon cold & cough14
AcanthaceaeJusticia pectoralis Jacq.Carpenter bush, St. John’s bushStem and leaves, decoctionOralCooling/cleanser4
40242AcanthaceaeJusticia secunda VahlSt. John’s bushLeaves; decoctionOralAfterbirth1
40241AcanthaceaeThunbergia alata Boj. ex SimsYellow flower vineFlowers; infusionOralKidney stones1
40245AmaranthaceaeAchyranthes indica (L.) Mill.Man- better-manLeaves, soak in water and batheTopicalFever1
AmaranthaceaeAchyranthes indica (L.) Mill.Man- better-manLeaves; decoctionOralWomb infection1
40236AmaranthaceaeDysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & ClemantsWorm grassStem and leaves, decoctionOralFever1
AmaranthaceaeDysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & ClemantsWorm grassStem and leaves, decoctionOralCooling/cleanser1
40246AmaranthaceaeGomphrena globosa L.White bachelor buttonFlowers; decoctionOralDiabetes1
AmaranthaceaeGomphrena globosa L.White bachelor buttonFlowers; infusion or decoctionOralStoppage of water17
AmaranthaceaeGomphrena globosa L.White bachelor buttonFlowers; infusion or decoctionOralKidney stones8
AmaranthaceaeGomphrena globosa L.White bachelor buttonFlowers; infusion or decoctionOralWomb infection1
40243AnacardiaceaeSpondias mombin L.Hog plumLeaves; boil and add to bath waterTopicalCooling/cleanser1
AnacardiaceaeSpondias mombin L.Hog plumLeaves; as above and drink decoction after bathTopical/OralWomb infection1
AnacardiaceaeSpondias mombin L.Hog plumLeaves; steaming decoction placed in container and mother sits overTopicalAfterbirth7
40244AnacardiaceaeMangifera indica L.Mango vereBark; decoctionOralHigh blood pressure1
40248AnnonaceaeAnnona muricata L.SoursopLeaves, infusion or decoctionOralCooling/cleanser4
AnnonaceaeAnnona muricata L.SoursopLeaves, infusion or decoctionOralHigh blood pressure8
40248ApocynaceaeCatharantus roseus (L.) G.DonOld maid, periwinkleLeaves and flowers; infusion or chew and swallowOralDiabetes7
ApocynaceaeCatharantus roseus (L.) G.DonOld maid, periwinkleLeaves and flowers; infusion or chew and swallowOralStoppage of water1
40250AristolochiaceaeAristolochia rugosa Lam.Matt rootRoots, decoction or soak in alcoholOralFever1
AristolochiaceaeAristolochia rugosa Lam.Matt rootRoots, decoction or soak in alcoholOralCommon cold & cough1
AristolochiaceaeAristolochia rugosa Lam.Matt rootRoots, decoction or soak inOralDiabetes1
alcohol
40249AristolochiaceaeAristolochia rugosa Lam.TrefLeaves, chew raw leaves or soak in alcohol with caterpillar that feeds on leavesOralFever1
AristolochiaceaeAristolochia rugosa Lam.TrefLeaves, chew raw leaves or soak in alcohol with caterpillar that feeds on leavesOralCommon cold & cough3
40253AsteraceaeAgeratum conyzoides L.ZebafamLeaves, stem and flowers; decoctionOralCommon cold & cough1
AsteraceaeAgeratum conyzoides L.ZebafamLeaves, stem and flowers; decoctionOralCooling/cleanser1
AsteraceaeAgeratum conyzoides L.ZebafamLeaves, stem and flowers; decoctionOralWomb infection4
AsteraceaeAgeratum conyzoides L.ZebafamLeaves, stem and flowers; decoctionOralAfterbirth2
40255AsteraceaeAmbrosia peruviana Willd.AltamisLeaves; infusion or steamed and woman sits overOral/TopicalWomb infection2
AsteraceaeAmbrosia peruviana Willd.AltamisLeaves; infusionOralAfterbirth1
40252AsteraceaeAyapana triplinervis (Vahl) R.M. King & H.Rob.JapanaLeaves; infusionOralCommon cold & cough1
40256AsteraceaeBidens pilosa L.Railway daisy, rabbit grass. Needle grassLeaves, Decoction or chew and swallow juiceOralCommon cold & cough1
AsteraceaeBidens pilosa L.Railway daisy, rabbit grass. Needle grassLeaves, Decoction or chew and swallow juiceOralHigh blood pressure6
AsteraceaeBidens pilosa L.Railway daisy, rabbitLeaves, Decoction or chew andOralDiabetes2
grass. Needle grassswallow juice
AsteraceaeBidens pilosa L.Railway daisy, rabbit grass. Needle grassLeaves, Decoction or chew and swallow juiceOralStoppage of water1
40254AsteraceaeChaptalia nutans (L.) PolákDoblanWhole plant; infusionOralHigh blood pressure1
40257AsteraceaeChromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.Christmas bushLeaves, infusion or decoction or crush leaves and drink juiceOralCommon cold & cough7
AsteraceaeChromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.Christmas bushLeaves, infusion or decoction or crush leaves and drink juiceOralHigh blood pressure1
40258AsteraceaeEclipta prostrata (L.) L.CongolallaStem and leaves; decoctionOralCooling/cleanser2
AsteraceaeEclipta prostrata (L.) L.CongolallaStem and leaves; decoctionOralDiabetes2
AsteraceaeEclipta prostrata (L.) L.CongolallaStem and leaves; decoctionOralAsthma1
40260AsteraceaeHebeclinium macrophyllum DC.ZebchatLeaves; pounded in cloth and inserted in vaginaTopicalWomb infection1
40261AsteraceaeNeurolaena lobata (L.) Cass.ZebapiqueLeaves, infusion or decoction or soak in alcohol or crush leaves and drink juiceOralFever30
AsteraceaeNeurolaena lobata (L.) Cass.ZebapiqueLeaves, infusion or decoction or soak in alcohol or crush leaves and drink juiceOralCommon cold & cough43
AsteraceaeNeurolaena lobata (L.) Cass.ZebapiqueLeaves, infusion or decoction or soak in alcohol or crush leaves and drink juiceOralDiabetes2
AsteraceaeNeurolaena lobata (L.) Cass.ZebapiqueLeaves, infusion or decoction or soak in alcohol or crush leaves and drink juiceOralWomb infection2
40262AsteraceaeParthenium hysterophorus L.White topLeaves; decoctionOralDiabetes1
40263AsteraceaePluchea carolinensis (Jacq.) G.DonGeritout, pressure bushLeaves, infusion or decoctionOralFever2
AsteraceaePluchea carolinensis (Jacq.) G.DonGeritout, pressure bushLeaves, infusion or decoctionOralCommon cold & cough5
AsteraceaePluchea carolinensis (Jacq.) G.DonGeritout, pressure bushLeaves, infusion or decoctionOralHigh blood pressure1
40264AsteraceaeVernonia amygdalina DelileAfricanaLeaves; chewed and juice swallowedOralHigh blood pressure1
AsteraceaeVernonia amygdalina DelileAfricanaLeaves; chewed and juice swallowedOralDiabetes1
40229BegoniaceaeBegonia humilis Dryand.LozeiLeaves, decoctionOralCommon cold & cough1
BegoniaceaeBegonia humilis Dryand.LozeiLeaves, decoctionOralStoppage of water1
40227BignoniaceaeCrescentia cujete L.CalabashFruit (guts); decoction with honey to make thick “lock”OralCommon cold & cough1
BignoniaceaeCrescentia cujete L.CalabashFruit (pulp); decoction with honey to make thick “lock”OralHigh blood pressure3
BignoniaceaeCrescentia cujete L.CalabashLeaves; infusionOralDiabetes1
BignoniaceaeCrescentia cujete L.CalabashLeaves; infusionOralAsthma1
40228BignoniaceaeDolichandra unguis-cati (L.) L.G.LohmannCat’s clawStem and leaves; hot or cold infusion, decoctionOralCommon cold & cough1
BignoniaceaeDolichandra unguis-cati (L.) L.G.LohmannCat’s clawStem and leaves; hot or cold infusion, decoctionOralCooling/cleanser3
BignoniaceaeDolichandra unguis-cati (L.) L.G.LohmannCat’s clawStem and leaves; hot or cold infusion, decoctionOralKidney stones2
BignoniaceaeDolichandra unguis-cati (L.) L.G.LohmannCat’s clawStem and leaves; hot or cold infusion, decoctionOralDiabetes1
40357BoraginaceceTournefortia hirsutissima L.Jigger bushStem and leaves; hot or cold infusion, decoctionOralCommon cold & cough1
BoraginaceceTournefortia hirsutissima L.Jigger bushStem and leaves; hot or cold infusion, decoctionOralCooling/cleanser20
BoraginaceceTournefortia hirsutissima L.Jigger bushStem and leaves; hot or cold infusion, decoctionOralDiabetes1
40226BixaceaeBixa orellana L.RoucouLeaves, fruits and roots; decoctionOralHigh blood pressure1
BixaceaeBixa orellana L.RoucouLeaves, fruits and roots; decoctionOralDiabetes4
40225BoraginaceaeCordia curassavica (Jacq.) Roem. & Schult.Black sage, blister bushLeaves, infusion or crush and drink juiceOralFever1
BoraginaceaeCordia curassavica (Jacq.) Roem. & Schult.Black sage, blister bushLeaves, infusion or crush and drink juiceOralCommon cold & cough7
BoraginaceaeCordia curassavica (Jacq.) Roem. & Schult.Black sage, blister bushLeaves, infusion or crush and drink juiceOralCooling/cleanser1
BoraginaceaeCordia curassavica (Jacq.) Roem. & Schult.Black sage, blister bushLeaves (yellow); decoctionOralWomb infection1
40231CactaceaeNopalea cochenillifera (L.) Salm-DyckRatchetSucculent leaves; grate, hot or cold infusionOralCooling/cleanser9
40230CactaceaeRhipsalis baccifera (J.S.Muell.) StearnOld man beardStem and leaves; infusion or decoctionOralDiabetes3
40240CaprifoliaceaeSambucus canadensis L.SerrioLeaves and flowers, decoction or crush and drink juice (add olive oil with/without salt)OralFever1
CaprifoliaceaeSambucus canadensis L.SerrioLeaves and flowers, decoction or crush and drink juice (add olive oil with/without salt)OralCommon cold & cough20
CaprifoliaceaeSambucus canadensis L.SerrioLeaves and flowers, decoction or crush and drink juice (add olive oil with/without salt)OralAsthma2
40238
(40239)
CaricaceaeCarica papaya
L.
PawpawFruit (young); grated for infusion or decoctionOralHigh blood pressure9
CaricaceaeCarica papaya
L.
PawpawLeaves; chew and swallow juiceOralDiabetes2
CaricaceaeCarica papaya
L.
PawpawRoots of male plant; infusionOralStoppage of water1
CaricaceaeCarica papaya
L.
PawpawRoots of male plant; decoctionOralKidney stones2
40235CommelinaceaeCommelina erecta L.WatergrassStem and leaves; infusion or decoctionOralCooling/cleanser6
CommelinaceaeCommelina erecta L.WatergrassStem and leaves; infusion or decoctionOralStoppage of water2
40233ConvolvulaceaeCuscuta campestris Yunck.Love vineVine (stem and leaves); infusion or decoctionOralCooling/cleanser3
ConvolvulaceaeCuscuta campestris Yunck.Love vineVine (stem and leaves); infusion or decoctionOralKidney stones1
40232CrassulaceaeBryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) OkenWonder-of- the-worldLeaves, infusion or heat leaves and squeeze juiceOralCommon cold & cough8
CrassulaceaeBryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) OkenWonder-of- the-worldLeaves, infusion or heat leaves and squeeze juiceOralCooling/cleanser2
CrassulaceaeBryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) OkenWonder-of- the-worldLeaves, infusion or heat leaves and squeeze juiceOralHigh blood pressure2
CrassulaceaeBryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) OkenWonder-of- the-worldLeaves, infusion or heat leaves and squeeze juiceOralDiabetes5
CrassulaceaeBryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) OkenWonder-of- the-worldLeaves, infusion or heat leaves and squeeze juiceOralAsthma2
CrassulaceaeBryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) OkenWonder-of- the-worldLeaves, infusion or heat leaves and squeeze juiceOralKidney stones1
40231CucurbitaceaeMomordica charantia L.CarailleVine (stem and leaves), decoctionOralFever2
CucurbitaceaeMomordica charantia L.CarailleVine (stem and leaves), decoctionOralCommon cold & cough2
CucurbitaceaeMomordica charantia L.CarailleVine (stem and leaves), decoctionOralCooling/cleanser21
CucurbitaceaeMomordica charantia L.CarailleVine (stem and leaves), decoctionOralHigh blood pressure4
CucurbitaceaeMomordica charantia L.CarailleVine (stem and leaves), decoctionOralDiabetes7
CucurbitaceaeMomordica charantia L.CarailleVine (stem and leaves), decoctionOralWomb infection7
CucurbitaceaeMomordica charantia L.CarailleVine (stem and leaves), decoctionOralAfterbirth1
40267EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia thymifolia L.Female malomayVine (stem and leaves); infusionOralHigh blood pressure1
40268EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia hirta L.MalomayLeaves; infusionOralKidney stones1
EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia hirta L.MalomayLeaves; infusionOralWomb infection1
40273EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia oerstediana (Klotzsch & Garcke) Boiss.Kidney bushLeaves, stem, seeds; decoctionOralKidney stones2
40272EuphorbiaceaeJatropha gossypiifolia L. var. elegans (Pohl) Müll.ArgRed physic nut, wild cassavaLeaves; decoction or apply leaves to bodyTopicalCommon cold & cough1
EuphorbiaceaeJatropha gossypiifolia L. var. elegans (Pohl) Müll.ArgRed physic nut, wild cassavaLeaves; decoction or apply leaves to bodyOralCooling/cleanser1
EuphorbiaceaeJatropha gossypiifolia L. var. elegans (Pohl) Müll.ArgRed physic nut, wild cassavaLeaves; decoction or apply leaves to bodyOralWomb infection1
40234GentianaceaeEnicostema verticillatum (L.) Engl. ex Gilg.KainnineLeaves, chew and swallow juiceOralFever1
40277LamiaceaeHyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit.African mint, jungle mint, matram, hyssopLeaves, infusion or crush and inhaledOral, InhalationFever1
LamiaceaeHyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit.African mint, jungle mint, matram, hyssopLeaves, infusion or crush and inhaledOralCommon cold & cough3
LamiaceaeHyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit.African mint, jungle mint, matram, hyssopLeaves, infusion or crush and inhaledOralCooling/cleanser1
40274LamiaceaeLeonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.ShandilayLeaves, infusion or decoction or pound and squeeze juice (add salt)OralFever1
LamiaceaeLeonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.ShandilayLeaves, infusion or decoction or pound and squeeze juice (add salt)OralCommon cold & cough85
LamiaceaeLeonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.ShandilayLeaves, infusion or decoction or pound and squeeze juice (add salt)OralCooling/cleanser1
LamiaceaeLeonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.ShandilayLeaves, infusion or decoction or pound and squeeze juice (add salt)OralDiabetes1
LamiaceaeLeonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.ShandilayLeaves, infusion or decoction or pound and squeeze juice (add salt)OralAsthma1
40276LamiaceaeOcimum gratissimum L.AroubabaLeaves and stem, decoctionOralFever1
LamiaceaeOcimum gratissimum L.AroubabaLeaves and stem, decoctionOralCommon cold & cough2
40275LamiaceaeOcimum micranthum Willd.Jumbie basilStem and leaves, infusion orCooling/cleanser2
decoction
40278LauraceaePersea americana Mill.AvocadoLeaves; decoctionOralHigh blood pressure2
40317LeguminosaeAbrus precatorius L.Jumbie beadVine (stem and leaves); infusion or decoctionOralCommon cold & cough4
40318LeguminosaeBrownea coccinea Jacq. ssp. capitella (Jacq.) D.Velázquez & G.Agostini,Cooper hookFlowers; infusionOralWomb infection1
40319LeguminosaeCajanus cajan
(L.) Millsp.
Pigeon peasLeaves; decoction added to bath waterTopicalCommon cold & cough1
LeguminosaeCajanus cajan
(L.) Millsp.
Pigeon peasLeaves; decoction added to bath waterOralHigh blood pressure1
40320LeguminosaeEntada polystachya (L.) DC.Mayok shapelBark and roots; infusionOralCooling/cleanser3
LeguminosaeEntada polystachya (L.) DC.Mayok shapelBark and roots; infusionOralStoppage of water1
LeguminosaeEntada polystachya (L.) DC.Mayok shapelBark and roots; infusionOralWomb infection1
40315LeguminosaeFlemingia strobilifera (L.) W.T.AitonMosquito bush, wild hopsWhole plant (with roots); decoctionOralStoppage of water2
LeguminosaeFlemingia strobilifera (L.) W.T.AitonMosquito bush, wild hopsWhole plant (with roots); decoctionOralKidney stones3
40316LeguminosaeMimosa pudica
L.
Timarie, shame bush, sensitive plant, Mary- Mary- close- your- doorWhole plant; decoctionOralCommon cold & cough1
LeguminosaeMimosa pudica
L.
Timarie, shame bush, sensitive plant, Mary- Mary- close- your- doorWhole plant; decoctionOralDiabetes1
LeguminosaeMimosa pudica
L.
Timarie, shame bush, sensitive plant, Mary- Mary- close- your- doorRoots; decoctionOralStoppage of water4
LeguminosaeMimosa pudica
L.
Timarie, shame bush, sensitive plant, Mary- Mary- close- your- doorRoots; decoctionOralKidney stones6
LeguminosaeMimosa pudica
L.
Timarie, shame bush, sensitive plant, Mary- Mary- close- your- doorRoots; decoctionOralWomb infection3
40304
(36911)
LeguminosaeSenna alata
(L.) Roxb.
Wild senna, ringworm bushLeaves; infusion or decoctionOralCooling/cleanser26
LeguminosaeSenna alata
(L.) Roxb.
Wild senna, ringworm bushSeeds; roasted, grounded and infusionOralAsthma1
LeguminosaeSenna alata
(L.) Roxb.
Wild senna, ringworm bushLeaves and flowers; infusion or decoctionOralWomb infection3
40314LeguminosaeSenna bacillaris (L.f.) H.S.Irwin & BarnebyChristmas bushLeaves and stem; decoctionOralKidney stones1
40312LeguminosaeSenna occidentalis (L.) LinkWild coffeeSeeds; roasted, grounded and infusionOralCommon cold & cough1
LeguminosaeSenna occidentalis (L.) LinkWild coffeeRoots; decoctionOralCooling/cleanser1
LeguminosaeSenna occidentalis (L.) LinkWild coffeeRoots; decoctionOralAsthma1
LeguminosaeSenna occidentalis (L.) LinkWild coffeeRoots; decoctionOralWomb infection1
LeguminosaeSenna occidentalis (L.) LinkWild coffeeRoots; decoctionOralAfterbirth8
40313LeguminosaeTamarindus indica L.TambranFruit (with seeds) and leaves; infusionOralHigh blood pressure11
LeguminosaeTamarindus indica L.TambranBark; decoctionOralDiabetes1
LeguminosaeTamarindus indica L.TambranBark; decoctionOralAsthma1
40280LoranthaceaePhthirusa stelis
(L.) Kuijt
BirdvineVine (stem and leaves); decoctionOralStoppage of water1
40310MalvaceaeHibiscus rosa- sinensis L.Double hibiscus, ArrahooFlowers, infusion or decoctionOralCommon cold & cough10
MalvaceaeHibiscus rosa- sinensis L.Double hibiscus, ArrahooFlowers, infusion or decoctionOralCooling/cleanser1
MalvaceaeHibiscus rosa- sinensis L.Double hibiscus, ArrahooFlowers, infusion or decoctionOralDiabetes1
MalvaceaeHibiscus rosa- sinensis L.Double hibiscus, ArrahooFlowers, infusion or decoctionOralStoppage of water1
MalvaceaeHibiscus rosa- sinensis L.Double hibiscus, ArrahooFlowers, infusion or decoctionOralWomb infection1
40311MalvaceaeUrena sinuata
L.
Kuzen mahoeStem and leaves; infusion or decoctionOralCooling/cleanser2
MalvaceaeUrena sinuata
L.
Kuzen mahoeStem and leaves; infusion or decoctionOralKidney stones1
40309MeliaceaeAzadirachta indica A.Juss.NeemLeaves; decoctionOralCooling/cleanser1
MeliaceaeAzadirachta indica A.Juss.NeemLeaves; chew and swallow juiceOralDiabetes7
40308MeliaceaeCarapa guianensis Aubl.Carapa, crappoSeed (oil extracted)OralCommon cold & cough1
MeliaceaeCarapa guianensis Aubl.Carapa, crappoSeed (oil extracted)OralAsthma1
40306MenispermaceaeCissampelos pareira L.Grave yard bush, Cat ears, pataconVine (stem and leaves); infusion or decoctionOralCommon cold & cough3
MenispermaceaeCissampelos pareira L.Grave yard bush, Cat ears, pataconVine (stem and leaves); infusion or decoctionOralAsthma1
40307MoraceaeArtocarpus altilis (Parkinson) FosbergBreadfruitYellow leaves; infusion or decoctionOralHigh blood pressure11
40303MoraceaeMorus alba L.Pressure bushLeaves; infusion or decoctionOralHigh blood pressure8
40302MyoporaceaeBontia daphnoides L.Olive bushLeaves; infusion or decoctionOralCommon cold & cough1
MyoporaceaeBontia daphnoides L.Olive bushLeaves; infusion or decoctionOralCooling/cleanser6
MyoporaceaeBontia daphnoides L.Olive bushLeaves; infusion or decoctionOralHigh blood pressure2
MyoporaceaeBontia daphnoides L.Olive bushLeaves; infusion or decoctionOralDiabetes2
MyoporaceaeBontia daphnoides L.Olive bushLeaves; infusion or decoctionOralKidney stones5
MyoporaceaeBontia daphnoides L.Olive bushLeaves; infusion or decoctionOralWomb infection1
40301MyrtaceaePimenta racemosa (Mill.) J.W.MooreBay leaf, bay rumLeaves, decoctionOralFever1
MyrtaceaePimenta racemosa (Mill.) J.W.MooreBay leaf, bay rumLeaves, decoctionOralCommon cold & cough1
MyrtaceaePimenta racemosa (Mill.) J.W.MooreBay leaf, bay rumLeaves, decoctionOralCooling/cleanser3
MyrtaceaePimenta racemosa (Mill.) J.W.MooreBay leaf, bay rumLeaves, decoctionOralHigh blood pressure1
40269PhyllanthaceaePhyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.Seed- under-leaf, Guen amber fayeWhole plant(stem, leaves and roots)OralDiabetes6
40271PhyllanthaceaePhyllanthus urinaria L.Seed- under-leafWhole plant (stem, leaves and roots); decoctionOralWomb infection2
PhyllanthaceaePhyllanthus urinaria L.Seed- under-leafWhole plant (stem, leaves and roots); decoctionOralStoppage of water1
PhyllanthaceaePhyllanthus urinaria L.Seed- under-leafWhole plant (stem, leaves and roots); decoctionOralHigh blood pressure2
40270PhyllanthaceaePhyllantus sp.Seed- under-leafWhole plant (stem, leaves and roots): infusion or decoctionOralCooling1
PhyllanthaceaePhyllantus sp.Seed- under-leafWhole plant (stem, leaves and roots): infusion or decoctionOralStoppage of water1
PhyllanthaceaePhyllantus sp.Seed- under-leafWhole plant (stem, leaves and roots): infusion or decoctionOralKidney stones3
40298PhytolaccaceaeMicrotea debilis Sw.AlantokiLeaves; decoctionOralCommon cold & cough3
PhytolaccaceaeMicrotea debilis Sw.AlantokiWhole plant (leaves, stem and roots)OralAsthma1
40297PhytolaccaceaePetiveria alliacea L.Gully rootRoots; crushed and infused or soak in alcoholOralCommon cold & cough1
40300PassifloraceaePassiflora edulis SimsPassion fruitLeaves; decoctionOralHigh blood pressure1
40299PassifloraceaePassiflora quadrangularis L.BarbadineLeaves; infusion or decoctionOralHigh blood pressure9
40296PiperaceaePeperomia pellucida (L.) KunthShining bushWhole plant; infusion or decoctionOralCommon cold & cough2
PiperaceaePeperomia pellucida (L.) KunthShining bushWhole plant; infusion or decoctionOralCooling/cleanser15
PiperaceaePeperomia pellucida (L.) KunthShining bushWhole plant; infusion or decoctionOralStoppage of water1
40295PiperaceaePiper marginatum Jacq.Lanie boisLeaves; decoctionOralWomb infection1
40292PiperaceaePiper tuberculatum Jacq.Candle bushLeaves; decoctionOralDiabetes1
40293PlantaginaceaePlantago major
L.
PlanteLeaves; infusionOralHigh blood pressure1
40265Poaceae (Gramineae)Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) StapfFevergrassLeaves and roots, decoctionOralFever46
Poaceae (Gramineae)Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) StapfFevergrassLeaves and roots, decoctionOralCommon cold & cough1
Poaceae (Gramineae)Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) StapfFevergrassLeaves and roots, decoctionOralCooling/cleanser3
40266Poaceae (Gramineae)Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.Wild cane, cane riviereStem; crush in cold infusionOralCooling/cleanser1
Poaceae (Gramineae)Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.Wild cane, cane riviereStem; crush in cold infusionOralStoppage of water1
40294PolygonaceaeAntigonon leptopus Hooker & Arn.CoralitaVine (stem and leaves)OralDiabetes1
40288RubiaceaeGenipa americana L.Monkey appleFruit; decoctionOralDiabetes1
40291RubiaceaeMorinda citrifolia L.Noni, pain bushFruit; juice of ripened fruitOralCooling/cleanser1
RubiaceaeMorinda citrifolia L.Noni, pain bushFruit; juice of ripened fruitOralDiabetes1
40289RubiaceaeSpermacoce verticillata L.White top, Fowl foot grassLeaves; pound and boilOralHigh blood pressure1
RubiaceaeSpermacoce verticillata L.White top, Fowl foot grassLeaves; pound and boilOralDiabetes1
40290RutaceaeCitrus x aurantifolia (Christm. & Panzer) SwingleLimeLeaves (young), decoctionOralFever1
RutaceaeCitrus x aurantifolia (Christm. & Panzer) SwingleJuice of fruitOralCommon cold & cough4
RutaceaeCitrus x aurantifolia (Christm. & Panzer) SwingleLeaves (young), decoctionOralCooling/cleanser1
40287RutaceaeCitrus x limon
(L.) Osbeck,
Rough lemonJuice of fruit, mixture with alcohol or coconut oilOralFever1
RutaceaeCitrus x limon
(L.) Osbeck
Rough lemonJuice of fruit, mixture with alcohol or coconut oilOralCommon cold & cough1
RutaceaeCitrus x limon
(L.) Osbeck
Rough lemonJuice of fruit, mixture with alcohol or coconut oilOralCooling/cleanser4
RutaceaeCitrus x limon
(L.) Osbeck
Rough lemonJuice of fruit, mixture with alcohol or coconut oilOralHigh blood pressure1
RutaceaeCitrus x limon
(L.) Osbeck
Rough lemonJuice or skin (grated with molasses)OralStoppage of water2
RutaceaeCitrus x limon
(L.) Osbeck
Rough lemonJuice of fruit (with olive oil)OralKidney stones9
RutaceaeCitrus x limon
(L.) Osbeck
Rough lemonJuice of fruit (with olive oil)OralWomb infection1
40237UrticaceaeCecropia peltata L.Bois canoDried leaves, infusion or decoctionOralFever1
UrticaceaeCecropia peltata L.Bois canoDried leaves, infusion or decoctionOralCommon cold & cough9
UrticaceaeCecropia peltata L.Bois canoDried leaves, infusion or decoctionOralHigh blood pressure8
UrticaceaeCecropia peltata L.Bois canoDried leaves, infusion or decoctionOralDiabetes1
UrticaceaeCecropia peltata L.Bois canoDried leaves, infusion or decoctionOralStoppage of water1
40285VerbenaceaeLantana camara L.KayakeetLeaves, infusion or decoctionOralFever1
VerbenaceaeLantana camara L.KayakeetLeaves, infusion or decoctionOralCommon cold & cough14
VerbenaceaeLantana camara L.KayakeetLeaves, infusion or decoctionOralCooling/cleanser1
40284VerbenaceaeLippia alba
(Mill.) N.E.Br.
Santa MariaLeaves, decoctionOralFever2
VerbenaceaeLippia alba
(Mill.) N.E.Br.
Santa MariaLeaves, decoctionOralCommon cold & cough5
VerbenaceaeLippia alba
(Mill.) N.E.Br.
Santa MariaLeaves, decoctionOralDiabetes1
40305VerbenaceaeStachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) VahlVervineLeaves, infusion or decoctionOralCommon cold & cough1
VerbenaceaeStachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) VahlVervineLeaves, infusion or decoctionOralCooling/cleanser36
VerbenaceaeStachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) VahlVervineLeaves, infusion or decoctionOralHigh blood pressure1
40286VitaceaeCissus verticillata (L.) VahlSnake bushLeaves, decoctionOralCommon cold & cough1
40279XanthorrhoeaceaeAloe vera (L.) Burm.f.AloesLeaves, extract gel and eatOralFever1
XanthorrhoeaceaeAloe vera (L.) Burm.f.AloesLeaves, extract gel and eatOralCommon cold & cough1
XanthorrhoeaceaeAloe vera (L.) Burm.f.AloesLeaves, extract gel and eatOralCooling/cleanser8
XanthorrhoeaceaeAloe vera (L.) Burm.f.AloesLeaves, extract gel and eatOralWomb infection2
XanthorrhoeaceaeAloe vera (L.) Burm.f.AloesLeaves, extract gel and eatOralAfterbirth1
40281ZingiberaceaeCheilocostus speciosus (J.Koenig) C.D.SpechtCane RiviereStem; Cut in pieces and boiledOralCooling/cleanser1
ZingiberaceaeCheilocostus speciosus (J.Koenig) C.D.SpechtCane RiviereStem; Cut in pieces and boiledOralDiabetes1
40282ZingiberaceaeCurcuma longa
L.
Saffron, hardiStem; pounded and make decoctionOralCooling/cleanser1
ZingiberaceaeCurcuma longa
L.
Saffron, hardiStem; pounded and make decoctionOralWomb infection3
ZingiberaceaeCurcuma longa
L.
Saffron, hardiStem; pounded and make decoctionOralAfterbirth17
40283ZingiberaceaeZingiber officinale RoscoeGingerRhizomes, crushed and decoction madeOralCommon cold & cough2

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Reference(s)

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine – An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Trinidad

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