Some Medicinal Plants Use in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disease

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Synopsis of medicinal plants species for popular use in treatment of gastrointestinal disease in Chiapas, México.

Scientific name Popular name(s)FamilyPartGastrointestinal disorderBiological activityForm of use
Acacia angustissima(Mill.)TimbreFabaceaeSt/BDiarrhea Gastroenteritis [13]Antibacterial, antifungal [27]Decoction
Ageratina ligustrinaVerbena/ChateAsteraceaeLStomach pain, Diarrhea [13]Antibiotic, spasmolytic, anticancer [28]Decoction
Asterohyptis mocianiana (Benth) Epling-No common name identified-LabiataeF/LGastroenteritisAnti-inflammatory [14]Infusion
Baccharis serraefolia DCCh'ail pox, Hierba del carboneroAsteraceaeLAbdominal pain, Diarrhea [27]Antispasmodic, antibacterial [14,15]Infusion
Bocconia gracilis Hutch.Llora-sangrePapaveraceaeLDiarrheaAntibacterial [15]Decoction
BrugmansiacandidaPers.Flor de campanaSolanaceaeLStomach painAntibacterial [14,29]Infusion, Decoction
Calliandra portoricensis(Jacq.) BenthCabeza de viejaFabaceaeRAstringent [27]Astringent [27]Infusion
Ceanothu scoeruleus Lag.Ik'alpomosRhamnaceaeLDiarrhea, Anti-inflammatoryAntibacterial, Anthelmintic [15]Infusion
Chenopodium ambrosioidesEpazoteChenepodiaceaeLParasites [27]Amoebicide, analgesic,anthelmintic, antiseptic, diaphoretic. [15]Crude
Chromolaena collina(DC) K. & H. R.Bik'itch'a-teAsteraceaeLParasites [30]Antibacterial [14]Infusion
Cissampelo spareiraCurarinaMenispermaceaeStDiarrhea, DysenteryDiuretic, antifungal, expectorant, stimulant [14,15]Infusion
Cochlospermum vitifolium (Willd)Spreng PomposhutiCochlospermaceaeBAbdominal pain Fever, iarrhea [31]Anti-inflammatoy [31]Infusion
Cordia dodecandraCupapéBoraginaceaBDiarrhea [32]Antibacterial [33]Infusion
Gaultheria odorataArrayánEricaceaeL/F/ StFever, Diarrhea, Stomach pain [34]Antibacterial [35]Infusion
Guazuma ulmifolia LammCauloteMalvaceaR/L/FDysentery Depurative [36]Antibacterial [36]Infusion
Helianthemum glomeratumDamianaCistaceaeL/FParasites, Diarrhea, Stomach painAnthelmintic, antimicrobial, anti-candida, “caustic” [15]Infusion
Heliotropium angiospermunCola de alacránBoraginaceaF/LGastroenteritis Indigestion, iarrhea ,Stomachache [34]Antibacterial [37]Infusion
Hibiscus uncinellus DCch'xjolak'MalvaceaeLLaxant [27]Emolient [27]Infusion
HyptisverticillataHierba de san martinLabiataeLStomach pain [38]Antibacterial [38]Infusion
Hampeato mentosaMajaguaMalvaceaLParasites [39]Anthelmintic [39]Infusion
Iresine celosia L.MakalakanwamalAmaranthaceaeFFever Parasites [40]Anti-inflammatory[14]oilnment
Justicia spicigeraMuicleAcantaceaLDysentery, diarrhea,vomit, stomachache and anticancer properties [40]Antibacterial [41,42]Infusion
Kearnemalvastrum lacteum (Aiton)MalvaMalvaceaeLGastroenteritis, Stomach pain [27]Analgesic, laxative [27]Infusion
Lantana camara L.Cinco negritosVerbenaceaeStDiarrhea, Parasites, Abdominal painAntibiotic, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Sedative [15]Infusion
Lantana hispida HBK.Ok'alak'VerbenaceaeL/ StDiarrhea, Stomach pain, Vomit, DysenteryAntibacterial [14]Infusion
Leonoru ssibiricusMarijuanillaLabiataeLAnalgesicAntibacterial [15]Inhaled
Lepechinia schiedianaHierba del cáncerLabiataeLStomach pain, Abdominal pain [43]Antibacterial, Antifungic [43]Infusion
Leucaena collinsii spp. collinsiiGuashFabaceaSeIndigestion Parasites [32]Anthelmintic [14,44] *Crude
Litsea glaucescens HBK.LaurelLauraceaeLDiarrhea IndigestionAntimicrobial andspasmolytic activity [15]Infusion
Litsea neesiana (Schauer) HemsleyTzisuchLauraceaeLDiarrheaAntimicrobial and spasmolytic activity [15]Infusion
Monnina xalapensis HBK.Pitz'otzPolygonaceaeStFever StomachacheSpasmolytic [15]Infusion
Myrica cerifera L.SatinMyricaceaeStDiarrhea Colics AstringentAntihelminthic, deobstruent, febrifuge, laxative [15]Infusion
Ocimum basilicumAlbahaca de los santosLabiataeLCarminative [39]Antibacterial [39]Decoction
Ocimum micranthumAlbahacacriollaLabiataeLGastritis, Dysentery, ndigestion Fever, Parasites [45]Anthelmintic, Spasmolytic [45]Crude
Piptothrix areolaris(DC.) K. & H. R.Batz'ik'an'ichAsteraceaeLDiarrhea ParasitesAntibacterial [14]*Crude
Pseudobombax ellipticumFlor de sospóBombaceaeFGastritisAntipyretic [26,46]Infusion
Psidium guineenseGuayabaMyrtaceaeFrDysentery colicsStrong spasmolytic, antimicrobial [15]Crude
Prunella vulgarisYaxalnichtz'i'lelLabiataeLFever, anti-inflammatory, abdominal pain [47]Antibacterial antioxidant [47]Infusion
Prunus capuliCapulínRosaceaeFFever, Diarrhea, Colics [48]Antibacterial [48]Crude
Rosmarinu sofficinalisRomeroLabiataeL /StColics IndigestionSpasmolytic [15]Infusion
Ruta graveolen sL.RudaRutaceaeL/StColics Stomach painSpasmolytic [15]Infusion
Salvia cinnabarina Martens &GaleottiTzajalpomtz'ununLabiataeL/StcolicsAntibacterial, spasmolytic [14,15]Infusion
Salvia hispanica L.ChíaLabiataeSeLaxant Indigestion [49]Spasmolytic Antioxidant [49]Crude
Satureja macrostema (Benth)SaturejaLabiataeL/StStomach pain, Indigestion Colics [50]Spasmolytic [15]Infusion
Stevia ovataPericónAsteraceaLAbdominal painAntibacterial [15]Infusion
Smallanthu smaculatus(Cav.)H. Robinson K´ailAsteraceaeL/RParasites [51]Spasmolytic [15]Infusion
Solanum nigrescens Martens &GaleottiHierbamoraSolanaceaeLLaxant GastritisAntifungal [14]Infusion
Tagetes erecta L.xpujukAsteraceaeLDiarrhea, Stomach pain [52]Antibacterial [52]Infusion
Tagetes nelsonii KunthChilchahuaAsteraceaeL/StDiarrhea, Parasites, Abdominal painAntibacterial [53]Infusion
Talisia oliviformisGuayaAsteraceaeLAbdominal pain, Fever , DiarrheaAntibacterial [54]Infusion
Verbena litoralisVerbenaVerbenaceaeLStomach pain, VomitSpasmolytic [15]Infusion
Vernonia leiocarpa DC.Batz'itzelo-patAsteraceaL/FStomach pain, Nauseas, DiarrheaAntibacterial [29]Infusion
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Abbreviations: (L) Leaf, (St) Stem, (Se) seed, (B) Bark, (F) flower, (Fr) Fruit, (R) Root.
(*) Activity reports only for the generous.
Dialect names [55].

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Reference(s)

Traditional Medicinal Plants Used for the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases in Chiapas, México by Liliana De la Cruz-Jiménez, Marco Guzmán-Lucio and Ezequiel Viveros-Valdez. Published by World Applied Sciences Journal 31 (4): 501-515 2014

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