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: Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador: Abuta grandifolia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on internet. Accessed: Angiosperms · Menispermaceae · Abuta. Abuta grandifolia (Mart.) Sandwith This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Abuta (family. Abuta grandifolia is a species of plants with 1 observation.

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Among the Siona, a leaf infusion is used as a febrifuge, and also as an ingredient of curare Schultes and Raffauff, Palmatine has a strong antipyretic action as well as a depressant effect on the blood pressure and the central nervous system Grenand et al. For other uses, see Abuta disambiguation. It has been chemically studied and shown to contain the alkaloids palmatine and derivatives of berberine.

Bark used as Peruvian ayahuasca ingredient, dart grandifolai and headache remedy Yahualicaspi is a 2 – 5 meter high tree, with yellow eatable fruits. This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat This effect grnadifolia even our modern medicine injecting an extract of Chondrodendron tormentosum to relax the muscles of the patients during surgery. Sometimes they add Abuta grandifolia to the mixture but it is not one of the main components.


The dichloromethane extracts of Abuta grandifolia and Minthostachys setosa Labiatae demonstrated high larvicidal activity against Aedes aegyptithe most active being the dichloromethane extract of A. Abuta is one of the components of the arrow poison curare of some indigenous tribes of South America especially Abuta imene from Colombia.

Abuta grandifolia (Mart.) Sandwith – Menispermaceae: Neotropical plant images from Kew

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. You just have to cook the useful parts of the plant and take a drink of it.

Curare is a poison, which paralyses the muscles when it gets into the blood circuit. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich The family of Menispemaceae is rich in alkaloid, which explains the usefulness of this group of plants. This vine grandofolia range includes the Amazon Basin was originally collected in Shushufindi Vickers and Plowman, But today this substance is produce artificially.

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It is also used to treat snakebite Schultes and Raffauff, The poison curare usually is made abura a mixture of several plants, the combination depends on the tribe and the shaman, but it contains always one of the species mentioned above. A decoction of the leaves mixed with the bark of “piton” is drunk by women before giving birth to speed the recovery of their their strength Lescure et al.


The Plant-Book 2nd ed. The genera Anelasma Miers and Batschia Thunb.

Abuta grandifolia

But both species are found more frequently further in jungle than at the foot of the Andes. Retrieved from ” https: See List of Abuta species.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Illustrations A-F from A. It should be mentioned that Abuta grandifolia belongs to the same family as Chondrodendron tormentosum and Curares toxifera, which are the main components o the poison curare.

Roots of Abuta rufescens are used as medicinal in diseases of the urogenital tractbut it is granidfolia. Yahualicaspi is a 2 – 5 meter high tree, with yellow eatable fruits. The Quichua make a compress of the leaf decoction and use it to treat headache. Flowers in composed panicles.

Menispermaceae genera Neotropic ecozone flora Menispermaceae. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Abuta is a genus in the flowering plant family Menispermaceaeof grandufolia 32 species, native to tropical Central and South America.