: 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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Palmatine has a strong antipyretic action as well as a depressant effect on the blood pressure and the bauta nervous system Grenand et al. It is also used to treat snakebite Schultes and Raffauff, Among the Siona, a leaf infusion is used as a febrifuge, and also as an ingredient of curare Schultes and Raffauff, It is in the tropical rain forest. Flowers in composed panicles. Illustrations A-F from A. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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. Sometimes they add Abuta grandifolia to the mixture but it is not one of the main components.

Retrieved from ” https: Abuta is a genus in the grabdifolia plant family Menispermaceaeof about 32 species, native to tropical Central and South America. This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat The Plant-Book 2nd ed. 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.


Each tribe in the Amazon Region grandifollia and uses this plant against several troubles such as headaches, stomachache, toothache, colds, sore throat, colic and tuberculosis.

It has been chemically studied and shown to contain the alkaloids palmatine and derivatives of berberine. This effect utilises even our modern medicine injecting an extract of Chondrodendron tormentosum to relax the grrandifolia of the patients during surgery.

The genera Anelasma Miers and Batschia Thunb. The Quichua make a compress of the leaf decoction and use it to treat headache.

Engler, Das Pflanzenreich Menispermaceae genera Neotropic ecozone flora Menispermaceae. You just have to cook the useful parts of the plant and take a drink of it.

Abuta is usually classified in the tribe Anomospermeae Miers, together with Anomospermum Miers. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Abuta grandifolia – Wikispecies

Roots of Abuta rufescens are used as medicinal in diseases of the urogenital tractbut it is dangerous. In Ecuador it is used in labor for hemorrhage and pain, and has been employed to treat colic in nervous children; according to Schultes, one treatment lasts grandufolia one year Schultes and Raffauff, 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.

Aguta both species are found more frequently further in jungle than at the foot of the Andes. Bark used as Peruvian ayahuasca ingredient, dart poison and headache remedy Yahualicaspi is a 2 – 5 meter high tree, with yellow eatable fruits. The animals hunted with blowpipes and poisoned arrows or even humans die of the breakdown of grandifoila respiratory and heart muscles.


Yahualicaspi is a 2 – 5 meter high tree, with yellow eatable fruits. The poison curare usually is made of a mixture of several plants, the combination depends on the tribe and the shaman, but grandifo,ia contains always one of the species mentioned above. 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

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Curare is a poison, which paralyses the muscles when it gets into the blood circuit. The family of Menispemaceae is rich in alkaloid, which explains the usefulness of this group of plants.

For other uses, see Abuta disambiguation. This vine whose range includes the Amazon Basin was originally collected in Shushufindi Vickers and Plowman, See List of Abuta species. Views Read Edit View history. But today this substance is produce artificially. Much more important than the fruits is the medicinal usage of the leaves, the bark and the roots.

It consists in dioecious climbers or rarely erect trees or shrubs Abuta concolor with simple leaves.

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