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





Achiote, annato, Annatto, Annoto, Arnato, arnatto, Lipsticktree, Roucou


Bixa orellana Linnaeus

Plant parts

Foliage, Root, Seed, Young bud

Diseases & Uses


Abdominal trouble, Adstringent, Aids digestion, anaemia, Anemia, Anthelmintic, Anthelmintics, Anti-anemic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-biotic, Anti-Bronchitic, Anti-diabetic, Anti-diarrheic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Anti-dysenteric, Anti-helminthic, Antihelminthics, Anti-helmintic, Antihemorrhagic, Anti-hemorrhoidal, Antiinflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Antiseptic, aperient, Aphrodisiac, Assist healing of wounds, asthma, Astrigent, astringent, Bactericidal, Bactericide, baktericidal, benificial effect on the digestion, Bleeding, blood building, blood cleanser, blood cleansing, Blood formation, Bloodforming, Blood-purifier, Bronchial catarrh, bronchitis, burn, Burns, cardiac, Cardiotonic, catharic, check bleeding, cholesterol, cholesterol in blood vessels, Cleanses the blood, complaints of the stomach, constipation, Cooling, 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, emollient, Erectile dysfunction, Eupeptic, Expectorant, Expellant of phlegm, expel worms, 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, 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, Vulnerary, Warming digestive, worm, worms, wound care, Wound healing, Wound repair, wounds, wound treatment


 arginine, ascorbic acid, ash, Beta-Beta-carotene, 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, proteins, Riboflavin, salicylic acid, Saponins, Silica, Stearic acid, Tanning agents, Thiamine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine, water, wax, Zeaxanthin

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Diseases & UsesPlant parts ↔ Preparation ↔ Use
anemia, blood formation, anaemia, Anti-anemic, blood building, Bloodforming, haematopoiesis, hematopoiesis, loss of blood, Restores the blood?
Anthelmintic, Anthelmintics, Anti-helminthic, Antihelminthics, antihelmintic, dispel worms, expel worms, helmint, treatment for worms, Vermicide, vermifugal, vermifuge, worm, worms?
Antibacterial, antibiotic?
Antihemorrhagic, stops bleeding, check bleeding, haemostatic, hemostatic, inhibit bleeding, staunches bleeding, styptic?
Antiseptic, Bactericide, disinfectant, Anti-bacterial, Bactericidal, baktericidal?
Aphrodisiac, Increases sexual desire?
asthma, Anti-asthmatic?
astringent, Adstringent, Astrigent?
bleeding, Anti-hemorrhagic, haemorrhage, Haemorrhagic conditions, hemorrhage?
bronchitis, Anti-Bronchitic, Bronchial catarrh?
burn, Burns, scorch?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ Internally
cardiac, Cardiotonic, good for the heart, Heart restorative, heart tonic?
cholesterol, cholesterol in blood vessels, High cholesterol, lower cholesterol levels in the blood, reduce blood cholesterol, reduce blood fat level?
constipation, Costive, Costiveness, Dyschezia, Dyssynergic defaecationSeed ↔ ? ↔ Internally
cooling, Refrigerant, Refrigerent?
Depurative, blood cleanser, blood cleansing, Blood-purifier, Cleanses the blood, depurant, purify the blood, to cleanse the blood?
diabetes mellitus, Anti-diabetic, diabetes, sugar diabetis?
diarrhea, Anti-diarrheic, Anti-diarrhoeal, diaorrhea, diarrhoea?
dysentery, Anti-dysenteric?
dyspepsia, Aids digestion, benificial effect on the digestion, Digestive, digestive trouble, Digestive weakness, dispepsia, Eupeptic, Good for digestion, improves digestion, indigestion, Poor digestion, Promotes digestion, stimulates digestion, Warming digestive?
Root ↔ Decoction ↔ Internally
Erectile dysfunction, impotence, Male impotenceSeed ↔ Powdered ↔ Internally
fever, feverish condition, Fevers, Pyrexia?
Heart inflammation, Pericarditis?
hemorrhoids, Anti-hemorrhoidal, haemorrhoids, Piles?
Hypotension, Hypotensive, low blood pressure?
inflammation, Antiinflammatory?
laxative, aperient, catharic, movements of the bowel, purgative?
MeteorismSeed ↔ ? ↔ Internally
Mucolytic agent, expectorant, Expellant of phlegm?
nauseaFoliage ↔ Decoction ↔ Internally
Pick-me-up, stimulant, stimulating?
Stomach disease, Abdominal trouble, complaints of the stomach, disease of the stomach, indigestion, stomach complaints, stomach disorders, stomach problems, stomach troubleSeed ↔ ? ↔ Internally
Swelling of eyesYoung bud ↔ Extract ↔ Externally
wound healing, Assist healing of wounds, healing, healing cuts, heal wounds, promotes healing of wounds, Vulnerary, Wound repair?
wounds, sores, Traumatic injury, wound care, wound treatment?
Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn2245

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