Comparación de los usos del Chuchuhuasi (Maytenus macrocarpa) entre indígenas bora-bora de Loreto y chamanes de Lima (Perú)

Alberto Salazar, Berta Loja, Alfredo Rabanal, Silvio Mestanza, Kevin Heringman, Donaldo Pinedo, Ángel Alvarado, Benjamín Castañeda

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Resumen

Aim: To compare the knowledge and custom about the chuchuhuasi (Maytenus macrocarpa) uses between native ethnic Bora-Bora Amazon populations (Iquitos, Loreto) and the healers living in Lima, Peru. Methods: The study was performed through oral interviews to a number of native Bora-Bora and healers from Lima, who voluntarily agreed to participate. We collected information about knowledge and custom in the use of chuchuhuasi. Results: Although on a purely commercial context, the healers from Lima reported to use chuchuhuasi for the following purposes: to cure asthma, as analgesic, and for sexual problems; and also they used it for mystical, magical, and religious purposes during healing sessions. The Amazonian Bora-Bora indigenous use chuchuhuasi for medicinal purposes, particularly for severe pain, postpartum pain, to stop postpartum bleeding, and as antidiarrheal. Conclusions: There are differences in the use of chuchuhuasi between native Bora-Bora Amazonian population, and healers in Lima, Peru.

Título traducido de la contribuciónComparison uses Chuchuhuasi (Maytenus macrocarpa) between Bora-Bora of Loreto and shamans of Lima (Peru)
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)61-69
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónRevista de Fitoterapia
Volumen13
N.º1
EstadoPublicada - dic. 2012
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • Chuchuhuasi
  • Healers
  • Maytenus macrocarpa
  • Medical uses
  • Traditional medicine

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