Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine





Achiote, Alaea laau, Annato, Annatto, Annoto, Arnato, Kumauna, Lipsticktree, Roucou


Bixa orellana Linnaeus


Fruit, Leaf, Root, Seed, Shoot, Young bud

Diseases & Uses

Ungrouped Diseases & Uses

Abdominal trouble, Abscess, Abscesses, Adstringent, Aids digestion, anaemia, Anemia, Anthelmintic, Anthelmintics, Anti-abscess, Anti-anemic, Anti-asthmatic, Antibacterial, Antibacterial Agent, antibiotic, Anti-Bronchitic, Anti-diabetic, Anti-diarrheic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Antidiarrhoeic, Anti-dysenteric, Anti-emetic, Antifebrile, Antihaemorrhagic, Antihæmorrhagic, Anti-helminthic, Antihelminthics, Anti-helmintic, Antihemorrhagic, Anti-hemorrhoidal, Anti-hepatotoxic, Antiinflammatory, Antioxidant, Antipyretic, antiseptic, Antivomitive, aperient, Aphrodisiac, Assist healing of wounds, asthma, Astrigent, astringent, Bactericidal, Bactericide, Bacteriostatic, baktericidal, benificial effect on the digestion, Bleeding, Bleeding Stancher, Blepharitis, blood building, blood cleanser, blood cleansing, blood formation, Bloodforming, Blood purifier, Bloody flux, Boils, Bronchial catarrh, bronchitis, Burn, Burns, cardiac, Cardiac trophorestorative, Cardiotonic, catharic, Cathartic, check bleeding, cholesterol, cholesterol in blood vessels, Cholesterol Reducer, Cleanses the blood, complaints of the stomach, Constipation, Coolant, cooling, cosmetic, Costive, Costiveness, depurant, Depurative, diabetes, diabetes mellitus, diaorrhea, diarrhea, diarrhoea, Digestive, Digestive stimulant, digestive trouble, Digestive weakness, disease of the stomach, Disinfectant, dispel worms, dispepsia, diuretic, Dyschezia, dysentery, Dyslipidemia, dyspepsia, Dyssynergic defaecation, emesis, emollient, Emollients, Erectile dysfunction, Eupeptic, expectorant, Expellant of phlegm, expel worms, Eyelid inflammation, Febrifugal, febrifuge, Febrile response, Fever, feverish condition, Fevers, Good for digestion, good for the heart, haematopoiesis, haemorrhage, Haemorrhagic conditions, Haemorrhaging, Haemorrhoids, haemostatic, Hæmostatic, haemostatic, healing, healing cuts, heal wounds, Heart inflammation, Heart restorative, heart tonic, helmint, hematopoiesis, hemorrhage, Hemorrhaging, Hemorrhoids, Hemostat, hemostatic, Hepatoprotective, High cholesterol, High levels of cholesterol in the blood, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypotension, Hypotensive, impotence, improves digestion, Increases sexual desire, indigestion, inflammation, inflammation of the eyelids, Inflammation of the pharynx, inhibit bleeding, Laxative, loss of blood, low blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels in the blood, Male impotence, Meteorism, Moisturizers, movements of the bowel, Mucolytic agent, nausea, Pericarditis, pharyngitis, Pick-me-up, Piles, Poor digestion, Promotes digestion, promotes healing of wounds, Psychostimulants, Puking, purgative, purify the blood, Pyretic, Pyrexia, reduce blood cholesterol, reduce blood fat level, reduce fevers, Refrigerant, Refrigerent, relieves fevers, Restores the blood, scorch, sores, staunches bleeding, Stimulant, Stimulants, stimulates digestion, stimulating, Stiptic, stomach complaints, Stomach disease, stomach disorders, stomach problems, stomach trouble, Stops bleeding, Styptic, sugar diabetis, Swelling of eyes, Throwing up, to cleanse the blood, Traumatic injury, treatment for worms, Vermicide, vermifugal, vermifuge, Vomiting, Vulnerary, Warming digestive, worm, worms, Wound, wound care, wound healing, Wound repair, Wounds, wound treatment

Other uses

deters insects, Insecticide, Insectifuge, Insect repellent, repels insects

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical use in Brazil, Phytomedical use in the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana)


 arginine, ascorbic acid, ash, Bixin, Calcium, Carbohydrates, carotenoid, cellulose, Crocetin, Cryptoxanthin, cyanidin, Ellagic acid, essential oil, fat, Fibres, flavonoid, Hemicellulose, Histidine, iron, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lignin, lutein, Lysine, Methionine, mucilage, Myristic acid, Niacin, Nitrogen, Norbixin, Oleic acid, Palmitic acid, pectin, Pentosan, Phenylalanine, phosphorus, protein, salicylic acid, saponin, Silicon dioxide, Stearic acid, Tanning agents, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, water, wax, Zeaxanthin, Β-Carotene

Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn2245

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