Azorella compacta (Yareta): endemic to the Andean plateaux of South America.The results of a research on the uses of Azorella compacta Phil (popular name: Yareta) among the populations of Peru, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, with the aim of providing an ethno-botanical documentation as a basis for possible pratctical applications of such plant. With this aim, A. compacta has been examined taking into account its present state of preservation, botanical characteristics, ecology, distribution, ethno-medical and ethno-pharmacological uses, and other possible uses.The study has shown that in all of these countries, A. compacta is used as combustible, medicinal and biocide purposes; The resin It is extracted from the plant is primarily used. as poultice to treat mainly damage to bone and muscular system such as bruises, fractures and rheumatism.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||CACTUS & CO.|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|