The Healing Power of Rainforest Plants

The Tropical Plant Database


THE RAINFOREST MEDICINAL PLANTS
BY COMMON PLANT NAME


Abuta Cissampelos pareira
Acai Euterpe oleracea
Acerola Malphigia glabra
Achocha Cyclanthera pedata
Ageratum Ageratum conyzoides
Ajos Sacha Mansoa alliacea
Alcachofra Cynara scolymus
Amargo Quassia amara
Amor seco Desmodium adscendens
Anamu Petiveria alliacea
Andiroba Carapa guianensis
Annatto Bixa orellana
Artichoke Cynara scolymus
Aveloz Euphorbia tirucalli, insulana
Avenca Adiantum capillus-veneris
Ayapana Ayapana triplinervis
Balsam of Tolu Myroxylon balsamum
Balsam of Peru Myroxylon pereirae
Bellaco-Caspi Himatanthus sucuuba
Bitter Melon Momordica charantia
Bobinsana Calliandra angustifolia
Boldo Peumus boldus
Brazil Nut Bertholletia excelsa
Brazilian Peppertree  Schinus molle
Burbur  Desmodium molliculum
Cabbage Tree Andira inermis
Cacao Theobroma cacao
Caigua Cyclanthera pedata
Cajueiro Anacardium occidentale
Calumba Jateorhiza palmata
Campeche Haematoxylon campechianum
Camu-Camu Myrciaria dubia
Canafistula Cassia fistula
Canchalagua Schkuhria pinnata
Cancerillo Asclepias curassavica
Carapia Dorstenia brasiliensis
Carqueja Baccharis genistelloides
Casca-de-Anta Drimys winterii
Cascarilla Croton eluteria
Cashew Anacardium occidentale
Cassia Cassia fistula
Cat's Claw Uncaria tomentosa
Catuaba Erythroxylum catuaba
Cedro Rosa Cedrella odorata
Chá de Bugre Cordia salicifolia, ecalyculata
Chamomile Matricaria chamomilla
Chanca Piedra Phyllanthus niruri
Chocolate Theobroma cacao
Chuchuhuasi Maytenus krukovii
Cipo Cabeludo Mikania hirsutissima
Clavillia Mirabilis jalapa
Clavo huasca Tynanthus panurensis
Coirama Kalanchoe pinnata
Condurango Marsdenia cundurango
Contrayerva Dorstenia brasiliensis
Copaiba Copaifera officinalis
Cordia Cordia verbenacea
Culen Otholobium glandulosum
Cumanda Campsiandra angustifolia
Cumaseba Swartzia polyphylla
Cumaru Dipteryx odorata
Cupuacu Theobroma grandiflorum
Curare Chondrodendron tomentosum
Damiana Turnera aphrodisiaca
Embauba Cecropia peltata, palmata
Epazote Chenopodium ambrosioides
Erva Tostâo Boerhaavia hirsuta
Espinheira Santa Maytenus ilicifolia
Fedegoso Cassia occidentalis
Genipap Genipa americana
Gervão Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Graviola Annona muricata
Guacatonga Casearia sylvestris
Guaco Mikania cordifolia
Guajava Cassia alata
Guandu Cajanus cajan
Guarana Paullinia cupana
Guava Psidium guajava
Gumbolimbo Bursera simaruba
Huacapu Minquartia guianensis
Huacapurana Campsiandra angustifolia
Huanarpo Macho Jatropha macrantha
Iporuru Alchornea castaneifolia
Jaborandi Pilocarpus jaborandi
Jarrinha Aristolochia cymbifera
Jatoba Hymenaea courbaril
Jequerity Abrus precatorius
Jergon Sacha Dracontium loretense
Juazeiro Zizyphus joazeiro
Jurubeba Solanum paniculatum
Kalanchoe Kalanchoe pinnata
Maca Lepidium meyenii
Macela Achyrocline satureoides
Maidenhair Fern Adiantum capillus-veneris
Manaca Brunfelsia uniflorus
Mango Mangifera indica
Maracuja Passiflora incarnata
Matico Piper aduncum
Mimosa Mimosa pudica
Mucura Petiveria alliacea
Muira puama Ptychopetalum olacoides
Mulateiro Calycophyllum spruceanum
Mullaca Physalis angulata
Mulungu Erythrina mulungu
Murure Brosimum acutifolium
Mutamba Guazuma ulmifolia
Nettles Urtica dioica
Papaya Carica papaya
Passionflower Passiflora incarnata
Passion Fruit Passiflora incarnata
Pata de Vaca Bauhinia forticata
Pau d'Arco Tabebuia impetiginosa
Pedra Hume Caa Myrcia salicifolia
Periwinkle Vinca minor
Picao Preto Bidens pilosa
Picho Huayo Siparuna guianensis
Piri-piri Cyperus articulatus
Porangaba Cordia salicifolia
Puca Panga Arrabidaea chica
Quassia Quassia amara
Quebra Pedra Phyllanthus niruri
Quinine Bark Cinchona officinalis
Remo Caspi Aspidosperma excelsum
Rhatany Krameria triandra
Rosewood Aniba canelilla, rosaeodora
Rubber Tree Hevea brasiliensis
Samambaia Polypodium decumanum
Sangre de Grado Croton lechieri
Sarsaparilla Smilax officinalis
Scarlet Bush Hamelia patens
Shell-Flower Alpinia zerumbet
Simarouba Simarouba amara
Stevia Stevia rebaudiana
Suma Pfaffia paniculata
Takuna Cecropia sp
Tamamuri Brosimum acutifolium
Tayuya Cayaponia tayuya
Tonka Bean Dipteryx odorata
Tropical Milkweed Asclepias curassavica
Ubos Spondias mombin
Una de gato Uncaria tomentosa
Vassourinha Scoparia dulcis
Velvet Bean Mucuna pruriens
Yacon Smallanthus sonchifolius
Yerba Mate Ilex paraguayiensis