J Ethnopharmacol. 1986 Jul; 17(1): 13-30.
[Traditional medicine in the Central Plateau of Haiti. 2. Ethnopharmacologic inventory]
An ethnomedical and ethnopharmacological research on the traditional use of plants to cure human diseases was carried out in the Thomonde area located in the Central Plateau of HaÃ¯ti. Part 1 of this publication was an ethnomedical study of the traditional folk therapy system. In this second part, we list 161 local plants, distributed in 64 botanical families, currently used for treating 38 common diseases. These 161 species were collected and identified. Their latin names, local names, local medicinal uses, the used part of the plant and the form of remedy are described.