M. Nee et al.
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Description: Blechum pyramidatum (Lam.) Urb., Mexico, M. Nee 19490, FCurrent Determination: Blechum pyramidatum (Lam.) Urb.Family: AcanthaceaeCoordinates: 22.2 -98.35Elevation: 50Habitat/Microhabitat: low deciduous forest, pasture with some shrubsCollector(s): M. Nee et al.Collection Date: 4 January 1981Description: Uses: Used to treat fevers and night sweats in children (Kunow 2003:80, 111). Plant deconcoction used for amebic and other dysentery and colds; diuretic; bath for sore feet; remedy for snakebite, chills, fever, night sweats in children (Morton 1981:838-839). Prescribed for coughs, bleeding, chills, and fever (Roys 1931:214). Common names: X akab xiu, x aka xiu, yierba de la noche (Kunow 2003:80, 91, 111). Akabxiu, blechum, brinca-brinca, cascabelito, corredora, correflusion, corriemiento, cuchansayo, john bush, kapolikicha, marsh miller, mazorquilla, mother-look-up, sornia, wild hops, yerba de papagallo (Morton 1981:838). Akab-xiu ('night-plant') (Roys 1931: 214).Catalog Subset: Economic BotanyCatalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany, VeracruzEMu IRN: 2114617OccurenceID: 610e3376-9821-4858-84a6-b58fdd5ba5e8
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