USES OF MATICO
The main use of this plant is as a substitute for black pepper (Piper nigrum), and in traditional medicine to treat wounds, indigestion, hemorrhages, vomiting, flatulence,coughing. It has been also used as antibacterial, decongestant, stimulant, diuretic, anti-rheumatic,
Trivia: Origin of " Soldier's herb'
Matico is a plant also known as "soldier's herb". It is said that this name is due to the fact that the plant became popular with soldiers because of its property to stop bleeding.
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