Luehea divaricata, Acoita Cavalo

Luehea divaricata

Acoita Cavalo
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Grewioideae
Origin: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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A medium size tree, drought tolerant. Used in Brazilian folk medicine for different purposes: the leaves are used as diuretic, the stems as anti-inflammatory, the bark and aerial parts are used for healingskin wounds, pimples, and for vaginal washes. Also was assayed for antifungal properties.

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