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Luehea divaricata, Acoita Cavalo

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Luehea divaricata

Acoita Cavalo
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Grewioideae
Origin: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

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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