aroids as medicines including againt snake bite!
- Subject: aroids as medicines including againt snake bite!
- From: ExoticRainforest <Steve@ExoticRainforest.com>
- Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 07:56:12 -0500
I am curious if any of you know anything about the
use of aroids as a medicine. I have had a brief discussion with a
friend in Ecuador about the possibility the oxalates in the
juices of some of some aroids counteracting the venom of snakes. |
Pete Boyce has a mention of this in his paper A review of Alocasia
(Araceae: Colocasieae) for Thailand including a novel species and new
species records from South-West Thailand in regard to Alocasia
cucullata and my friend in Ecuador explained Anthurium
species and other aroids that "bleed" white are used as an "ant-bite"
while "clear bleeders" are considered to be better against snakes. In
Ecuador Caladium is also used by the Shuar and jungle Kichua to
Julius, since you are our resident expert on Caladium, tell us
what you know!
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