Husk Tomato - Tomatillo - Costomate
(Physalis ixocarpa Brot.)
(Physalis aequata Jacq.)
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Type in Ailment or Herb
names: downy ground cherry, ground cherry, husk tomato, strawberry tomato,
alkikenge doux, alquequenje-amarelo, capulin, tomate verde, muyaca
Economic importance: Human food: fruit
range: Native: Northern America: Mexico; United States [mainly s.e.]
Southern America: Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua; Argentina [mostly n.];
Belize; Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Ecuador; El
Salvador; French Guiana; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Hispaniola; Honduras;
Jamaica; Martinique; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Suriname;
Other: widely naturalized elsewhere
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Copalchi Is a plant that pertains to the Solanaceae
family, it grows in the temperate zones of the republic of Mexico, it`s usable
part is the root that resembles a yam or sweet potato.
Anti Diarrhea, Intestinal Gas and Diuretic.
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Aztec Method of Use
3 cups a day of
the boiled mixture of 50 grams of root to 1/2 liter of water.
Copalchi de Jojutla Also goes by the names: Palo Amargo,
Quina de Michoacan, Corteza de Jojutla and Campanilla.
de Jojutla is a plant that belongs to the rubiacea family it is native to
Mexico, its bark is bitter and has aromatic white flowers.
of Copalchi de Jojutla,
Tonic, Fights Malaria, Typhus,
Dyspepsia, Gastroenteritis, Augments the Urine Quantity,
Removes Albumen from Urine and Edema.
Aztec Method of Use
They would drink
3 times a day the infusion of 25 grams of bark to 1/2 liter of water or better
yet, 1 gram of powdered bark dissolved in a little water, 3 times a
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