Latin Names of Plants Used in African and Diaspora Hispanic and Caribbean Medicine and Mysticism

This is a list of Latin and alternative names of herbs used in many areas of the African diaspora, but mainly those in African-Latinx medicine and mysticism.  Some of the slang or common names may apply to multiple plants with similar uses because of local availability.

For those out there who are independent, please remember that though these plants all have their own Ashe and spirit parents, they are not always automatically humane.  To get the most from a plant, you must treat this venture with the same respect as getting to know and work with any other force of Nature.  Be on good terms with Osanyin or his equivalent or brother-deity in your pantheon as well as the Mama, Papa, or Xaxa of the plant.

Abre Camino (Eupatorium villosum, Koanophyllon villosum)
Boton De Oro (Abutilon indicum)
Palo Abre Camino (Trichilla havanesis, Trichilla spp.)
Palo Aceituno (Simarouba Glauca, Beilschmiedia pendula)
Palo Amansa Guapo,
Palo Cambia Voz(Schaefferia frutescens)
Palo Amargo (Picramnia Reticulata, Picramnia sp, Aspidosperma megalocarpan)
Palo Bomba (Xylopia obtusifolia, Habzelia obtusifolia)
Palo Cabalerro (Phoradendron rubrum OR Phoradendron sp.)
Palo Caja (Allophylus Cominia)
Palo Cambia Rumba/Rumbo (Byrsonima crassifolia)
Palo Canpeche (Haematoxylon campechianum)
Palo Ceiba (Ceiba pentandra, Bombax ceiba)
Palo Clavo (Caryophyllus Aromaticus)
Palo Cocuyo (Paralabatia dictyneura)
Palo Diablo (Capparis Cynophallophora)
Palo Dulce (Glycyrrhiza glabra, Eysenhardtia orthocarpa, Mauria heterophylla Kunth)
Palo Espanta Muerto (Eclipta prostrata)
Palo Espanta Policia (Origanim vulgare, Oregano)
Palo Espuelde Gallo (Machaerium cirrhiferum)
Palo Guama (Lonchocarpia latifolius, Lonchocarpria sp.)
Palo Guaramo (Cecropia arbustifolia, Cecropia peltata, Cecropia sp.)
Palo Guasimo (Guazuma ulmifolia)
Palo Guayaba (Psidium Guayaba, Guava)
Palo Hueso (Tecoma stans, Bonewood, Trumpetbush)
Palo Jabon (Quillaja brasiliensis , Quillaia)
Palo Jeringa (Moringa oleifera, Moringa sp.)
Palo Jina (Inga laurina, Inga falifolla)
Palo Jobovan (Cedrela spp.)
Palo Justicia (Justica spp.)
Palo Malambo (Canella winterana, Canella alba, canella sp.)
Palo Manga Sayas
Palo Moro (Psychotria brownei, Psychotria glabrata)
Palo Muerto (Latua pubiflora, Galphimia glauca, Galphimia humboltiana)
Palo Mullato (Exothea Paniculata, Bursera simaruba, Zanthoxymum sp)
Palo Namo
Palo Ojancho
Palo Para Mi,
Palo Ven a Mi (Hamelia patens, Firebush)
Palo Pino (Pinus spp.)
Palo Ramon (Trophis Racemosa)
Palo Santo (Bursera gravolens)
Palo Tocino (Acacia paniculata)
Palo Una de Gato (Uncaria tomentosa)
Palo Vence Batalla (Vitex divaricata or Doniana)
Paraiso (Melia azadirachta)
Siempre Viva, Prodigiosa (Bryophyllum pinnatum)
Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana, Stevia serrata, Jolom Okox)


Thanks to these people who helped compile a lot of the information on this page!  May you and your loved ones be blessed and always have happiness and prosperity!  πŸ™‚

MrZebra at OrishaNet Forums

Dalia Quiros Moran, author of Guide to Afro-Cuban Herbalism Google Books Preview,


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