Jatropha Urens

L.
Stinging nettle (E); Guaritoto (C); Ortiga (S); Pringamoza (C); Take (Cu). This is one of Panama's many stinging nettles. Known as 'take' to the Cuna, this species is used to whip minor criminals (!). Infusions of the leaves in Colombia are used as a diuretic and to dissolve kidney and gall stones.

EthnoBotanical Dictionary. 2013.

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  • Jatropha urens — Cnidoscolus urens Cnidoscolus urens …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jatropha urens — Nettle Net tle, n. [AS. netele; akin to D. netel, G. nessel, OHG. nezz[ i]la, nazza, Dan. nelde, n[ a]lde, Sw. n[ a]ssla; cf, Lith. notere.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Urtica}, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jatropha urens — noun a stinging herb of tropical America • Syn: ↑spurge nettle, ↑tread softly, ↑devil nettle, ↑pica pica, ↑Cnidoscolus urens, ↑Jatropha stimulosus • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jatropha urens L. — Symbol CNUR Synonym Symbol JAUR Botanical Family Euphorbiaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Jatropha — Jatropha …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jatropha — podagrica …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jatropha stimulosus — noun a stinging herb of tropical America • Syn: ↑spurge nettle, ↑tread softly, ↑devil nettle, ↑pica pica, ↑Cnidoscolus urens, ↑Jatropha urens • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jatropha stimulosa — Épurge urticante Épurge urticante …   Wikipédia en Français

  • JATROPHA L. — ЯТРОФА — 555. Jatropha L. Ятрофа см …   Справочник растений

  • Jatropha — A genus of plants of the family Euphorbiaceae; a poisonous plant found in eastern Africa and the West Indies. [G. iatros, physician, + trophe, nourishment] J. curcas barbados nut or physic nut, the seed of which furnishes a purgative oil similar… …   Medical dictionary

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