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  Re: 'Ocumo', local aroid name.
From: elizabeth at begoniac.com on 2001.11.20 at 17:14:51(7845)
On Mon, 19 November 2001, "Eduardo Goncalves" wrote:

> Dear Julius,
> This is me again. Take a look at this site:
> >http://noticias.eluniversal.com/cocina/coci27_0299.htm
> There are some interesting information about the "ocumo", including the
> origin of name. It is in Spanish, but since you knowledge in this language
> is better than mine, there will be no problem for you.
> Very best wishes,
> Eduardo.

Very interesting the ethnobotanical uses of ocumo described at the end of that article. Has anyone on the list ever tried it for asthma, chronic catarrh or snakebite? Has anyone ever used any other aroid medicinally? Does anyone know how to get the book on indigenous medicine, by Ger?nimo Pompa, which was mentioned?

Elizabeth Mateus

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