G. K. Arp

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Creator
  • Piper auritum Kunth, G. K. Arp 4504, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC 4.0
    Description: Piper auritum Kunth, G. K. Arp 4504, F
  • Piper auritum Kunth, G. K. Arp 4504, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC 4.0
    Description: Piper auritum Kunth, G. K. Arp 4504, F
Current Determination: Piper auritum Kunth
Family: Piperaceae
Elevation: 945

Collector(s): G. K. Arp
Collection Date: 13 January 1975
Description: Uses: Flavoring herb; leaves used to wrap tamales (Anderson et al. 2003:28, 39). Sus hojas como condimento y en medicina como un antitusivo, estimulante, diuretico, diaforético [Andrews, 1979, Standley, 1930]; balsámico, antiinflamatorio, y para tratar asma, paperas, inflamación del útero [Del Amo, 1979]; antiespasmódico [Roys, 1931]; antipirético, dolor [Standley, 1930]; antitusivo, reumatismo [Andrews, 1979]; dolor de cabeza [Anon, 1949, Osado R., 1834]; diarrea, disentería, normalizar menstruo [Osado R., 1834]; erisipela [Del Amo, 1979, Andrews, 1979, Standley, 1930]; gota [Andrews, 1979, Standley, 1930]; llagas [Standley, 1930, Anon, 1949, Andrews, 1979]; pleuresía [Anon, 1949, Roys, 1931]; purgante [Anon, 1949]; hojas son comestibles se usan en tamales y en tortillas, BADEPY (Arellano et al. 2003:489). Spice, flavorings, preservatives, medicinal (including insect repellents), food, miscellaneous product, oil (Balick et al. 2000:53). Finely chop or crush leaves, mix with salt, Vicks VapoRub, rub on inflammations; boil leaves in water, bathe for aches or drink for stomach aches; tear leaves with leaves of other species, add alcohol, cover forehead for headaches; place fresh leaves on stomach or forehead for fevers; boil root, in water, use as mouthwash for toothache (Comerford 1990:334). Leaves are dried and smoked like tobacco; leaves used to wrap food to be cooked in a pib (Kunow 2003:131). A remedy for chronic sores and pleurisy (Roys 1931:263) Common Names: Mak'olam, mak'ol, mak'olan, mak'ulam, hoja santa (Anderson et al. 2003: 178, 308). Xmak'olan, momo, mak'ulan, xmak'ulan [Barrera, 1976]; xmacul, x-mak-uban, x-mak'ulan, xmakulan (Arellano et al. 2003:488). Momo (Yuc), [Barrera, 1976, Osado R., 1834]; acoyo, acuyo (Ver), corrimiento (Chis), hierba santa (Chis), jaco (Chis), mak'olan, mecaxochitl (Azteca), mumum (Chis), tlampa (Pue), tlanipa (Pue), (Martinez, 1979); maculam (Yuc), xmaculam (Yuc), [Osado R., 1834] (Arellano et al. 2003:488). Bullhoof, cowfoot, crow foot, maculán, obeh, obel, santa maria, shma-culan (Balick et al. 2000:53). Obel (Comerford 1990:334). Makulan, makulam, yerba santa (Kunow 2003:131). Maculan, x-makulam (Roys 1931:263).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany, Flowers TCN, Flowers TCN
EMu IRN: 2970823
OccurenceID: 13893a2f-a23b-4da3-8dcc-468fc8d5796c

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