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

Rev.31-08-2015

Achiote

Plant

English

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

Latin

Bixa orellana Linnaeus

Plantparts

Leaf, Root, Seed, 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, Anti-biotic, Anti-Bronchitic, Anti-diabetic, Anti-diarrheic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Antidiarrhoeic, Anti-dysenteric, Antiemetic, Antihaemorrhagic, Anti-helminthic, Antihelminthics, antihelmintic, Anti-hemorrhagic, Anti-hemorrhoidal, Antiinflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, 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, Cardiotonic, catharic, 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 trouble, Digestive weakness, disease of the stomach, Disinfectant, dispel worms, dispepsia, Diuretic, Dyschezia, Dysentery, dyspepsia, Dyssynergic defaecation, emesis, emollient, Erectile dysfunction, Eupeptic, expectorant, Expellant of phlegm, expel worms, Febrile response, Fever, feverish condition, Fevers, Good for digestion, good for the heart, haematopoiesis, haemorrhage, Haemorrhagic conditions, haemorrhoids, haemostatic, healing, healing cuts, heal wounds, Heart inflammation, Heart restorative, heart tonic, helmint, hematopoiesis, hemorrhage, Hemorrhoids, hemostatic, High cholesterol, Hypotension, Hypotensive, impotence, improves digestion, Increases sexual desire, indigestion, Inflammation, inflammation of the eyelids, inhibit bleeding, Laxative, loss of blood, low blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels in the blood, Male impotence, Meteorism, movements of the bowel, Mucolytic agent, nausea, Pericarditis, pharyngitis, Pick-me-up, Piles, Poor digestion, Promotes digestion, promotes healing of wounds, Purgative, purify the blood, Pyrexia, reduce blood cholesterol, reduce blood fat level, Refrigerant, Refrigerent, Restores the blood, scorch, sores, staunches bleeding, stimulant, stimulates digestion, stimulating, stomach complaints, Stomach disease, stomach disorders, stomach problems, Stomach trouble, stops bleeding, styptic, sugar diabetis, Swelling of eyes, to cleanse the blood, Traumatic injury, treatment for worms, Vermicide, vermifugal, vermifuge, vomiting, Vulnerary, Warming digestive, worm, worms, 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)

Ingredients

 arginine, ascorbic acid, ash, Beta-Beta-carotene, Bixin, Calcium, Carbohydrates, cellulose, Crocetin, Cryptoxanthin, cyanidin, ellagic-Acid, essential oil, fat, Fibres, 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, Silica, Stearic acid, Tanning agents, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, water, wax, Zeaxanthin, Β-Carotene

Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn2245

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