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|Piper peltatum, Lepianthes peltata, Pothomorphe peltata|
Pakina, Monkey's Hand, Santa María Plant, Cachimuela, Cordoncillo, Pariparoba, Pariparova, Jaguarandi, Capeba, Caena
Origin: Central America
A lowlying species with heart-shaped glossy foliage, this plant has both household and medicinal uses. The leaves not only provide tablecloths and food wrapping material, but are also rubbed on the body to repel ticks and applied directly to swollen sores.The leaves are used as diuretic, antipyretic, and as an external and internal anti-inflammatory agent in several regions of the Peruvian and Bolivian Amazon.
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