Azorella compacta (Yareta):an endemic plant of the Andean planteaux in South America. Azorella compacta (Yareta): pianta endemica degli altipiani andini del Sud America

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-95
Number of pages16
JournalCACTUS & CO.
VolumeXII
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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