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Common names: Puca panga, chica, crajiru, cricket-vine
Part Used: Leaves
| PLANT DESCRIPTION |
|anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, vulnerary
REFERENCED QUOTES ON PUCA PANGA
10. Arrabidaea chica (HBK) Verlot. Bignoniaceae. "Puca panga". Fresh leaves used in decoction alone or mixed with the fruits of Renealmia alpinia to dye fibers of Astrocaryum chambira or to make tattoos. This dye is also used to treat skin infections and herpes (RAR). Leaves also used as anti-inflammatory. "Chami" from Risaralda extract the red tint to dye baskets (RVM).
"Tikuna" use leaf infusion for conjunctivitis (SAR). Achual "Jivaros" chew the leaves with clay to blacken the teeth (SAR). Tapajos residents use leaf tea for anemia, blood disorders, inflammation.
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