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Oxalis adenophylla Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.

  • Juan J. Ochoa
  • Ana Haydeé Ladio
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Part of the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World book series (MAPW, volume 5)

Abstract

Oxalis adenophylla Gillies ex Hook. & Arn., is a native herb of the Subantartic Forest and Stepps of Patagonia. O. adenophylla has multiple uses and a high cultural value for many local populations of Patagonia. The leaves are used to treat fever, their roots are edible, and the plant is employed as ornamental. Despite their local cultural importance as medicine, there is little understanding of the phytochemistry and bioactivity of its property to treat fever, and the nutritional characteristics of its edible root. Similarly, its ornamental potential and growing marketing have not been investigated in the region. The ecological knowledge of local populations, that have historically used and currently use this species, seems to be essential to promote the sustainable management and conservation of O. adenophylla in Patagonia.

Keywords

Multi-purpose native plant Treatment for fever Patagonia Cuye 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan J. Ochoa
    • 1
  • Ana Haydeé Ladio
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigaciones en Diversidad Cultural y Procesos de Cambio – CONICET Universidad Nacional de Río NegroSan Carlos de BarilocheArgentina
  2. 2.Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Medioambiente – CONICET – Universidad Nacional del ComahueSan Carlos de BarilocheArgentina

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