Economic Botany

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 298–300 | Cite as

Plants of common use in Paraguayan folk medicine for regulating fertility

  • P. Arenas
  • R. Azorero


Research has been conducted on medicinal plants used for regulating fertility by the rural population of Paraguay. A survey was conducted among obstetricians, healers and medicinal plant vendors. Information was gathered on 33 plants, and 14 recipes for potions from two or more vegetal species are given. The scientific name, as well as the popular name and the manner of use is given for each plant.


Medicinal Plant Economic Botany Jatropha Bitter Taste Vegetal Species 
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© The New York Botanical Garden 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Arenas
  • R. Azorero
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciecias Básicas, Universidad Nacional de AsunciónCiudad UniversitariaSan Lorenzo

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