Matico

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matico

[mə′tē·kō]
(botany)
Piper angustifolium. An aromatic wild pepper found in tropical America whose leaves are rich in volatile oil, gums, and tannins; leaves were used medicinally as a stimulant and hemostatic.

Matico

 

(Piper angustifolium) a herb growing in Mexico, the West Indies, and Central and South America. The dried leaves (with the pharmaceutical name of Folia matico) are used as a hemostatic, diuretic, and astringent.

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