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NTBG Plant Name:
Curcuma longa
Barcode:
PTBG1000002386
Specimen ID:
052901
Collector ID:
Yes
Collector Name:
B. Ekiek
Collection Date:
November 7, 2002
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
Daivd H. Lorence (PTBG) 4/2005
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Nett Municipality
Locality:
Pahn sapwen Kamar, Kamar.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb, 20 cm tall, tuber yellowish. Comestible; soup mixing.
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Tuber: Analgesic. Mangrove sickness "Soumwahu en naniak," headache, back pain, and joint pain. Grind the tuber, mix it with other plants, wrap in coconut fiber and squeeze in 1/2 gallon of water. Drink this amount of medicine everyday for four or six days. Participant: Damian Henry [Pohnpei, male].
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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