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Table 2
- Ethnomedicines used in Trinidad and Tobago for reproductive problems

Validation of plants used for reproductive problems in Trinidad and Tobago

Scientific name
Common name
Use
Validation
Abelmoschus moschatus
Gumbo musque
Female complaints, remove placenta
2
Achyranthes indica
Man better man
Female complaints
3
Ageratum conyzoides
Z'herbe á femme
Prostate Womens' complaints
2
Ambrosia cumanenesis
Altamis
Inflammation, abortion, Menstrual pain
2
Aristolochia rugosa, Aristolochia trilobata
Mat root, anico
Remove placenta, abortion, menstrual pain
2
Artemisia absinthium
Wormwood
Female complaints
2
Brownea latifolia
Cooper hoop
Female complaints
More data needed
Capraria biflora
Du thé pays
Menstrual pain
More data needed
Catharanthus roseus
White Periwinkle
'Man's disease'
More data
Chamaesyce hirta
Malomay
Infertility
3 diuretic
Clusea rosea
Matapal
Bark belt for man's waist pain
More data needed
Cocos nucifera
Coconut
Abortion
2
Cola nitida
Obie seed
Infertility
More data
Coleus aromaticus
Spanish thyme
Shorten labour
3
Commelina elegans
Water grass
Douche
2
Cordia curassavica
Black sage
Menstrual pain
2
Croton gossypifolius
Bois sang
Menstrual pain
2
Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita maxima
Pumpkin
Prostate problems
2
Desmodium canum
Sweet heart bush
Venereal diseases
2
Eleutherine bulbosa
Dragon blood
Female complaints
2
Entada polystachya
Mayoc chapelle
Menstrual pain
More data
Eryngium foetidum
Chadron bénée
Menstrual pain, remove placenta, shorten labour
More data needed
Eupatorium macrophyllum
Z'herbe chatte
Womens' complaints
2
Gomphrena globosa
Bachelor button
Prostate problems
More data
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Hibiscus
Female complaints
3
Justicia pectoralis
Carpenter grass
Prostate problems
2
Justicia secunda
St. John's bush
Womens' complaints
2
Laportea aestuans
Red stinging nettle
Shorten labour
More data
Leonotis nepetaefolia
Shandileer
Menstrual pain
More data
Mimosa pudica
Mese marie
Childbirth
2
Nopalea cochinellifera
Rachette
Menopause, hot flashes
2
Parinari campestris
Bois bandé
Erectile dysfunction
2
Parthenium hysterophorus
White head broom
Womens' complaints
3 pain
Pilea microphylla
Du thé bethelmay
Inflammation, womb cleanser
2
Richeria grandis
Bois bandé
Erectile dysfunction
2
Ruta graveolens
Ruda
Childbirth, carminative, menstrual pain, cold in womb
3
Scoparia dulcis
Sweet broom
Prostate
2
Urena sinuata
Patte chien
Man's waist pain
2
Vetiveria zizanioides
Vetivert
Shorten labour
2
Wedelia trilobata
Venven caribe
Womens' complaints
2

Lans Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:13   doi:10.1186/1746-4269-3-13


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