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Definition of Contrayerva

Contrayerva
Contrayerva Con`tra*yer"va, n. [Sp. contrayerba, literally, a counter herb, hence, an antidote for poison, fr. l. contra + herba herb.] (Bot.) A species of Dorstenia (D. Contrayerva), a South American plant, the aromatic root of which is sometimes used in medicine as a gentle stimulant and tonic.

Meaning of Contrayerva from wikipedia

- Contrayerva, or contrajerva, is the medicinal rhizome of various tropical Central American and South American species of Dorstenia in the family Moraceae...
- Azzubeydi 2 1867 B – Bzovius 3 1867 C – Chemins de fer 4 1869 CheminContrayerva 5 1869 ContreCzyzowski 6 1870 D – Dzoungarie 7 1870 E – Ezzelin 1er...
- contrajerva and Dorstenia brasiliensis are a source of the herbal preparation contrayerva that has been used as a tonic and febrifuge, and as an antidote in South...
- and stings, and for which its rootstocks are used in folk medicine (as contrayerva). It is the type species of the Dorstenia genus and was first described...
- Chelsea Physic Garden in London. Notable among these plants was Dorstenia contrayerva, a reputed cure for snake-bite, and Buddleja americana, the latter named...