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Research Article

Honey-Based Mixtures Used in Home Medicine by Nonindigenous Population of Misiones, Argentina

Table 1

Relative importance (RI) value of species used in honey-based mixtures by Criollos and Poles in north of Misiones, Argentina. P/C: Poles/Criollos, RIP: relative importance Poles, and RIC: relative importance Criollos.

Scientific name, botanical family (common name)(#reports) P/CRIPRICMode of preparation and administrationAilment

Achyrocline flaccida (Weinm.) DC., Asteraceae (marcela)2/09.00Oral, infusion, with lemon, and abeja’s honey, a pharmaceutical* (optatively)Cough, influenza
Allium cepa L., Alliaceae (cebolla)1/27.287.28Oral, syrup, with abeja’s honeyCatarrh
Allium sativum L., Alliaceae (ajo)0/412.45Oral, decoction, with eucalyptus, guabirá, oil, and abeja’s honeyBronchitis, pneumonia
Oral, frying o mixed without cooking, with oil, and yateí’s honeyCough
Aloe sp., Xanthorrhoeaceae (aloe)1/07.28Oral, mixture, with abeja’s honeyTonsillitis
Aloysia citriodora Palau, Verbenaceae (cedrón)0/29Oral, Infusion, with orange, yateí’s honey or burned sugar, and a pharmaceuticalCatarrh, cough
Ananas comosus (L.) Merr., Bromeliaceae (ananá)0/1112.45Oral, syrup, abeja’s honeyInfluenza, respiratory tract, bronchitis, pneumonia, colds, cough
Apis mellifera, (abeja)47/12468.266.48Oral, pureDyspepsia, constipation; nervous commotion; blood pressure imbalance, blood cleansing (humoral syndrome) preventive, influenza, colds, cough, sore throat, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, catarrh
Topic, pureInjury, bruises, abscess; muscular pain
Artemisia vulgaris L., Asteraceae (sertal)1/07.28Oral, Infusion, with abeja’s honeyDyspepsia
Bos taurus, (leche)12/1147.28Oral, mixture, with abeja or yateí’s honeyBronchitis, catarrh, influenza
(manteca)1/09Oral, mixture, with abeja’s honeyCough, sore throat
Brassica oleracea L., Brassicaceae (repollo)0/27.28Topic, Compress with yateí’s honeyBruises, abscess
Bromelia balansae Mez, Bromeliaceae (caraguatá)0/17.28Oral, syrup with abeja or yateí’s honeyInfluenza
Brugmansia suaveolens (Humb. & Bonpl. Ex Willd.) Bercht. & J. Presl, Solanaceae (floripón)2/09.00Topic, with yateí or mirí’s honeyInjury
Campomanesia xanthocarpa O. Berg, Myrtaceae (guabirá)0/17.28Oral, decoction, with eucalyptus, garlic, oil, and abeja’s honeyBronchitis, pneumonia
Carica papaya L., Caricaceae (mamón)0/1814.18Oral, decoction, with lemon, ambay, berro, sauco, talera, salvia with abeja or yateí’s honeyTonsillitis, catarrh, influenza
Oral, syrup, talera, lemon, pariparoba with yateí’s honeySore throat
Cecropia pachystachya Trécul, Cecropiaceae (ambay)3/2210.7310.73Oral, decoction, eucalyptus, citrus, and abeja’s honeyCatarrh, sore throat, cough
Oral, decoction, with lemon, mamón, berro, sauco, talera, salvia with abeja or yateí’s honeyTonsillitis, catarrh, influenza
Oral, syrup with abeja or yateí’s honeyCough, bronchitis, pneumonia
Celtis iguanaea (Jacq.) Sarg., Celtidaceae (talera)0/1612.45Oral, decoction, with lemon, mamón, berro, sauco, talera, salvia with abeja or yateí’s honeyTonsillitis, catarrh, influenza
Oral, syrup, with talera, lemon, pariparoba with yateí’s honeySore throat
Cfr. Melipona quadrifasciata, (mandasaia)0/17.28Oral, pureInfluenza
Chaptalia nutans (L.) Pol., Asteraceae (lengua de vaca)1/07.28Topic, compress, with carabozá, mirí o yateí’s honeyInjury
Citrus reshni Hort ex Tan., Rutaceae (mandarina)0/421.84Oral, infusion, with abeja’s honeyPreventive
Citrus x limonia (L.) Osbeck, Rutaceae (limón)14/4612.4526.63Oral, decoction, tea, abeja or yateí’s honey. With red wine, a pharmaceutical (optatively)Influenza, colds, sore throat, cough
Oral, syrup, with orange and abeja’s honeyCough
Oral, syrup, with yateí’s honeyRespiratory tract
Citrus aurantium L., Rutaceae (apepú)4/2 914.18Oral, decoction, with tea, abeja or yateí’ honey, a pharmaceutical (optatively)Influenza, cough
Oral, syrup, with abeja or yateí’s honeyInfluenza
Citrus limettioides Tanaka, Rutaceae (lima)0/214.56Oral, infusion, with abeja’s honeyCough, preventive
Citrus limón (L.) Osbeck, Rutaceae (limón)ídem Citrus x limonia
Citrus paradisi Macfad., Rutaceae (pomelo)2/09.007.28Oral, mixture, with abeja’s honeyInfluenza, cough
Citrus reticulata Blanco, Rutaceae (mandarina)0/421.84Oral, infusion, with abeja’s honeyPreventive
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck, Rutaceae (naranja)2/20 14.5645.02Oral, syrup, with abeja or yateí’s honey; or with lemon and abeja’s honey; with cedrón, yateí’s honey or burned sugar, a pharmaceutical (optatively)Colds, cough, catarrh, respiratory tract, nervous commotion
Topic, poultice, with abeja or yateí’s honeyBruises, abscess
Citrus spp., Rutaceae (cítrico)3/010.73Oral, decoction, with eucalyptus, ambay, abeja or yateí’s honeySore throat, catarrh, cough, influenza
Coffea arabica L., Rubiaceae (café)3/010.73Oral, infusion, with lemon and abeja’s honey; with abeja’s honeyInfluenza, colds; cough
Cymbopogon citratus (D.C.) Stapf, Poaceae (cedrón)2/4912.45Oral, mixture o infusion, with oil and abeja’s honey; infusion with orange, yateí’s honey or burned sugar and a pharmaceuticalCough, catarrh, bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers., Poaceae (gramilla)310.73Oral, infusion, with yateí’s honeyFever
Eucalyptus sp., Myrtaceae (eucalipto)4/612.459.00Oral, decoction, with ambay, citrus, abeja, and yateí’s honeySore throat, cough, catarrh
Oral, syrup, with citrus and yateí’s honey; decoction with guabirá, garlic, oil, and abeja’s honeyInfluenza
Foeniculum vulgare Mill., Apiaceae (aipo)0/4 15.9Oral, syrup, with sabuguero and abeja’s honeyRespiratory tract
Oral, infusion, with yateí’s honey or burned sugarTonsillitis, sore throat
Oral, decoction, with abeja’s honey and a pharmaceuticalColds
Glycine max (L.) Merr., Fabaceae (aceite vegetal)3/1310.7321.46Oral, mixture, with abeja or yateí’s honey; decoction, with eucalyptus, guabirá, garlic, and abeja’s honeySore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza
Oral, mixture or infusion, with cedrón and abeja or yateí’s honey; frying or mixture, with garlic and yateí’s honeyCough, catarrh
Oral, mixture, with yateí’s honeyConstipation
Helianthus annuus L., Asteraceae (aceite vegetal)ídem Glycine max
Heteropterys glabra Hook. Malpighiaceae (tilo)1/07.28Oral, infusion, with abeja’s honeyNervous commotion
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, (grasa de carpincho)5/310.7310.73Oral, mixture, with abeja or yateí’s honey; with tea and abeja’s honeyCatarrh, respiratory tract
Hydrocotyle leucocephala Cham. & Schltdl., Apiaceae (oreja de gato)0/29.00Topic, poultice, with abeja or yateí’s honeyBruises, absecess
Ilex paraguariensis A. St.-Hill., Aquifoliaceae (yerba mate)4/023.56Oral, infusion, with abeja or yateí’s honeyBlood pressure imbalance, nervous commotion, blood cleansing (humoral syndrome), to fortify the body
Linum usitatissimum L., Linaceae (lino)0/17.28Oral, infusion, with abeja or yateí’s honeyCough
Lippia alba (Mill.). N. E. Br., Verbenaceae (salvia)0/1114.18Oral, decoction, with lemon, ambay, berro, sauco, talera, mamón, abeja or yateí’s honey; with abeja’s honey and a pharmaceuticalsTonsillitis, catarrh, cough, influenza
Matricaria recutita L., Asteraceae (manzanilla)4/023.56Oral, infusion, with lemon and abeja or yateí’s honey, a pharmaceutical (optatively)Cough, sore throat, influenza, catarrh, colds, dyspepsia
Mentha spp., Lamiaceae (menta casera)0/49.00Oral, infusion, with abeja or yateí’s honeyColds, cough
Nasturtium officinale R. Br., Brassicaceae (agrión, berro)0/1315.90Oral, decoction, with lemon, ambay, salvia, sauco, talera, mamón, with abeja or yateí’s honeyTonsillitis, catarrh, influenza
Oral, syrup, with abeja’s honey; with guaco and abeja’s honeyCough, influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis; respiratory tract
Cfr. Mikania sp., Asteraceae (guaco)0/512.45Oral, syrup, with guaco and abeja’s honeyCough, influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis
Picrasma crenata (Vell.) Engl., Simaroubaceae (palo amargo)2/09.00Oral, infusion, with abeja’s honeyDyspepsia
Piper mikanianum (Kunth) Steud., Piperaceae (pariparoba)0/516.28Oral, syrup, talera, lemon, mamón, yateí’s honeySore throat
Topic, compress, with abeja or yateí’s honeyInjury
Piper sp., Piperaceae (matico)1/07.28Oral, infusion, with abeja’s honeyDyspepsia
Plebeia spp. (mirí)9/023.1816.28Oral, pureInfluenza, tonsillitis, colds, asthma; bronchitis, pneumonia, cough, muscular pain
Saccharum officinarum L., Poaceae (azúcar quemada, burnt sugar)0/67.28Oral, infusion, with orange, cedrón and pharmaceutical; with aipo Catarrh, cough catarrh, sore throat, cough
Oral, decoction, eucalyptus, citrus, and ambay Tonsillitis, sore throat
(aguardiente)Oral, macerated with sabuguero Asthma
Sambucus australis Cham. & Schltdl., Adoxaceae (sabuguero, sauco)0/12 17.62Oral, syrup, with aipo and abeja’s honeyRespiratory tract
Oral, macerated with aguardiente and abeja’s honeyAsthma
Sida cordifolia L., Malvaceae (malva)0/17.28Oral, infusion, with bee or yateí’s honeyCough
Sus scrofa domestica, (grasa de chancho, pork fat)0/412.45Oral, mixture, with abeja or yateí’s honeyColds, bronchitis, pneumonia
Tetragonisca fiebrigi, (yateí)37/6859.2058.81Oral, pureCough, respiratory tract, catarrh, asthma, influenza, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, thrush; nervous commotion, preventive, parasites; dyspepsia
Topic, pureOcular illness; insect’s bite; bruises, abscess, injury; bronchitis, pneumonia
Thea sinensis L., Theaceae (té común, té negro)14/1412.4519.35Oral, decoction, with lemon or apepú and abeja or yateí’s honey, a pharmaceutical (optatively)Influenza, colds, catarrh, cough
Trigona spinipes, (carabozá)0/825.2914.56Oral, pureStomach fever (fiebre de estómago), influenza, tonsillitis, asthma
Topic, pureRheumatic illness
Triticum aestivum L., Poaceae (trigo, harina)0/37.28Topic, poultice, with abeja or yateí’s honeyBruises, absecess
Viola odorata L., Violaceae (violeta)0/27.28Topic, poultice, with abeja or yateí’s honeyBruises, absecess
Vitis vinifera L., Vitaceae (vino tinto)7/014.18Oral, decoction, with lemon and abeja’s honey; mixture, with abeja’s honeyColds, catarrh, cough, influenza
Zea mays L., Poaceae (aceite vegetal)ídem Glycine max

*Pharmaceuticals composed of acetylsalicylic acid, paracetamol, or ibuprofen.

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