(Medicinal Herbs) Matico

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Matico Scientific Names and Common Names,Matico Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Matico Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.


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Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | How Sold | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Piper angustifolium L.

Parts Usually Used

Leaves
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Matico is a tall shrub; dried matico leaves are available from herb dealers.
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Where Found

Found in Peru
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Medicinal Properties

Astringent, diuretic, stimulant, styptic, tonic
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Uses

Matico leaves are used internally for diarrhea and for respiratory complaints. Externally, the powdered leaves used for wounds and cuts to stop bleeding; also as a mouthwash. Peruvians have faith in matico as an aphrodisiac.
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Formulas or Dosages

Infusion: use 1 tsp. leaves with 1 cup water. Take 1 to 2 cups per day.
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How Sold

Dried matico leaves are available from herb dealers.
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Bibliography

, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

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