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Curarea candicans (L.C. Rich.) Barneby & Krukoff (Chondodendron candicans (Rich.) Sandwith)
NAMES: Guyana Creole: granny backbone. Guyana Arawak: teteabo. Surinam Arawak: teteabok.
Surinam Tirio: wah-nah-guh.
USES: Whole plant: In Guyana, it is mixed with other plants in a tonic for pain. The Surinam Tirio
drip the sap into ears for treating earache. Stem: Wood used as aphrodisiac and for malaria and
sores in NW Guyana.
CHEM: Contains the alkaloids berberine and isochondrodendrine (44,192).
NOTES: An undetermined species closely related to
Curarea candicans is called
“wah-rah-pah-yo-ge” by the Surinam Tirio, who use a decoction of its bark for fever, and known
simultaneously to the Surinam Wayana as “ah-kah-de-mah”, who use a cold water infusion of its
crushed leaves to treat fever.

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