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Tropilab Inc., exporter & wholesaler of medicinal plants, herbs and tropical seeds

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Scabies:
Contagious disease caused by the itch mite (sarcoptes scabiei).
Bitter Melon, Lantana Camara, Candlestick Senna, Tamarindus Indica, Guava, Mango.


Scleroderma:
Auto immune disease affecting the blood vessels and connecting tissues.


Sclerosis:
Hardness of tissue resulting from inflammation, mineral deposits or other causes.
(Liver).
Cat's Claw

Scorpion bites:
Prick of a scorpion.
Holy Basil, Simaruba Officinalis.



Scrofula:
Also called struma is a form of Tuberculosis, characterized by abscess formation (affecting the lymph nodes) in the neck. It is caused by infection with mycobacteria.
Anamu, Asclepias curassavica, Fedegoso, Garlic, Momordica charantia, Mullaca, Quassia amara, Sarsaparilla.


Sedative:
Decreases activity & excitability, relieves anxiety and calms the person.
Jak fruit, Passionflower, Periwinkle, Phyllanthus Amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria, Pistacia vera,
Indian jujube, Soursop, Spondias mombin, Verbena, Water lemon, Wild Tomato.



Sepsis:
Illness in which the body has a severe response to bacteria or other germs. This response may be called systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).
Jamun.



Shigella dysenteriae:
Organism responsible for bacillary dysentery.
Illness tend to be seasonal, happening when it is hot, and wet.
Annato.



Shingles:
Infection with Herpes zoster virus characterized by blister like eruptions along the course of an inflammed nerve, usually occurring in adults.
Candlestick Senna, Carica papaya, Cat's Claw, Cayenne, Curcumin, Passionflower, Simaruba Officinalis.


Sialagogue:
Increases or promotes the excretion of saliva.
Periwinkle.

Sickle cell:
Abnormal red blood cell (erythrocyte) with a crescent shape and abnormal form of hemoglobin.
Tropical almond.

Sinusitis:
Inflammation of one of the paranasal sinuses occurring as a result of an upper respiratory infection. As sinus secretions accumulate, pain, fever, tenderness and headache develop.
Annato.

Skin Disorders:
Outer covering of the body, the largest organ of the body.
Andiroba, Annato, Bitter Melon, Candlestick Senna, Annato, Cat's Claw, Copaiba, Guava, Lemongrass, Papaya, Passionflower, Vinca major, Periwinkle, Sarsaparilla,
Soursop, Sweet Broom, Verbena, Eclipta alba, Wild Tomato, Wormseed.

Snakebites:
Snake species will lite when threatened or surprised, but will usually avoid an encounter.
Snakebites can cause severe tocal tissue damage.
Poisonous snakebites are medical emergencies.
Holy Basil, Simaruba, Tonka.


Sore:
Wound or lession.
Portulaca oleracea.

Spasm:
Sudden, involuntary muscle contraction. Sudden construction of a blood vessel or other hollow organ.
Billy goat weed, Euphorbia hirta, Hard stick, Verbena.


Spasmolytic:
Relieves smooth muscle spasm; see antispasmodic.
Guava, Lime peel.

Spleen Disorders:
Spleen = large- dark-red, oval organ on the left side of the body between the diaphragm and stomach.
Bitter Melon, Eclipta, Papaya.


Sprains:
Injury to ligaments around a joint.
Andiroba, Verbena

Stimulant:
Activates or increases the activity of a body part or system.
Ageratum, Areca, Cayenne pepper, Cyperus Rotundus, Damania, Jatoba, Noni, Sarsaparilla, Wormseed.


Stomach Disorders:
Annato, Broomweed, Cat's Claw, Guava, Jatoba, Lagerstroemia speciosa, Mango, Papaya, Pau d'Arco, Phyllanthus amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria, Simaruba, Soursop, Verbena, Wild Tomato, Wormseed.


Stomachache:
Can represent many different types of problems besides a simple stomache.
Abuta, Annato, Bitter Melon, Calabaza, Candlestick Senna, Guava, Amarus, Mango, Quassia Amara, Jatropha Curcas, Phyllanthus urinaria, Shampoo ginger,
Soursop, Verbena, Wild Tomato, Wormseed.


Stomachic:
Stimulates the secretory activity of the stomach; a tonic to improve the appetite and/or digestive processes.
Abuta, Annato, Bitter Melon, Jatoba, Mango, Papaya, Periwinkle, Phyllanthus, Amarus, Pride of Barbados, Quassia, Sarsaparilla, Simaruba, Soursop, Verbena, Wormseed.


Stomatitis:
Inflammation of the mouth; it may result from vitamin deficiency, inffection, exposure to irritating substances or systemic diseases.
Tabebuia Serratifolia.

Strain:
Injury to a muscle, resulting in swelling and pain usually caused by overuse.
Ruellia tuberosa

Stress/Nervousness:
Any factor, physical, emotional, or other that requires a change in response or affects health in any way, having an adverse effect on the functioning of the body or any part of it.
Bitter Melon, Hard Stick, Passionflower, Sarsaparilla, Soursop, Sweet Broom, Verbena, Wormbush, Mimosa pudica.


Styptic:
To control bleeding; Used as an astringent; see Hemostatic.
Billy goat weed, Verbena.

Sudorific:
Producing sweat; See Diaphoretic.


Syphilis:
Venereal infection caused by the Treponema palidium pirochete.
Amarus, Billy Goat Weed, Candlestick Senna, Cat's Claw, Copaiba, Euphorbia hirta, Giant Bloodflower, Hard Stick, Kapok Tree, Mango, Pau d'Arco, Phyllanthus, Sacred lotus, Sarsaparilla, Sweet Broom, Velvet Bean, Verbena.

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Tetanus:
Acute, serious infection of the central nervous system caused by an exotoxin produced by the Clostridium tetani bacterium.
Andiroba, Passionflower .


Toothache:
Pain in or about a tooth.
Generally the result of tooth decay or sometimes an infection.
Sometimes pain in the other locations is perceived as occuring in the teeth.
Coffee plum, Shampoo ginger, African eggplant
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Throat (Sore):
Most often caused by infection.
Discomfort, pain or scratchiners in the throath also pain with swallowing.
Billy goat weed, Annato, Guava, Lemongrass, Mango, Sweet Broom, Shiny bush, Wild Tomato, Waltheria americana
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Thrombocytopenia:
Low blood platelet count. Platelets (thrombocytes) are colorless blood cells that play an important role in blood clotting.
Asthma weed, Lemon grass, Papaya.


Thrush:
Common forms of Candidiasis.
Rambutan, Bitter Melon, Copaiba, Jatoba, Pau d'Arco.


Testicular Inflammation:
Inflammation of the testis; testis = either of a pair of male glands, or sex glands.)
Abuta, Jatoba.


Tinea pedis:
Fungal infection (ringworm) of the foot. It generally starts between the toes, causing itching and burning. A common fungal infection of the foot also called tinea pedis. Later, a bacterium may replace the fungus and cause the skin between the toes to turn white, crack and peel off. Treatment is by antifungal preparations.
Copaifera officinalis, Cassia Alata, Eclipta alba, Epazote.

Tonic:
Restores, balances, tones, strengthens or invigorates a body system.
Abuta, Bitter Melon, , Cyperus Rotundus, Candlestick Senna, Cat's Claw, Jatoba, Mango, Amarus, Periwinkle, Phyllanthus, Pride of Barbados, Sarsaparilla.


Tuberculosis:
Chronic infection with bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Jatoba, Papaya, Pau d'Arco, Trumpet Tree, Sarsaparilla.


Tumors:
Growth of tissue characterized by uncontrolled cell proliferation.
Annato, Billy Goat Weed, Bitter Melon, Cat's Claw, Copaiba (prostate), Papaya (uterine), Pau d'Arco, Periwinkle, Phyllanthus amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria (abdomen), Picão preto, Soursop, Sweet Broom, Velvet Bean (abdomen), Verbena, Wild Tomato (testicle), Wormseed.


Typoid:
Serious, fatal infection caused by Salmonella Typhi bacterium.
Phyllanthus, Amarus.



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Ulcers (Mouth):
Circumscribed lesion of the skin or mucous membrane of an organ formed by necrosis of tissue.
Curcuma Xanthorriza, Guava, Solanum oleraceum.


Ulcers (Skin):
A crater - like lesion on the skin caused by an inflammatory, infections or malignant condition.
Andiroba, Copaiba, Curcuma Xanthorriza, Kalanchoe, Pau d'Arco, Soursop, Verbena
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Ulcers (Stomach/Gastric):
Also called benign gastic ulcer, peptic disease.
A disease, caused by imbalance between acid and pepsin (enzyme) secretion and the defuse of the mucosol lining of the stomach.
Abuta, Andiroba, Cat's Claw, Copaiba, Curcuma Xanthorriza, Guava, Jatoba, Kalanchoe, Lantana Camara, Papaya, Pau d'Arco, Quassia amara, Soursop, Turnera diffusa, Verbena.



Urinary incontinence:
Inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary passage of urine from the body; it may be caused by central nervous system lesions, multiple sclerosis, neoplasm, trauma, aging, or other factors. Treatment depends on the cause.
Cordia.


Urinary Tract Disorders:
Organs and tubes involved in the production and excretion of urine.
Abuta, Acai, Annato, Billy Goat Weed, Bitter Melon, Bolo Maka, Cat's Claw, Hard Stick, Jatoba, Lemongrass, Pau d'Arco, Phyllanthus amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria, Portulaca, Pride of Barbados, Sarsaparilla, Trumpet tree, Waltheria, Wild Tomato.



Urinary Tract Infections (UTI):
Infection of the urinary passages.
Abuta, Acai, Bitter Melon, Cat's Claw, Curcumin, Garlic, Ginger, Hard Stick, Jatoba, Lemongrass, Phyllanthus amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria, Portulaca, Trumpet tree, Waltheria.


Urination:
Act of passing through the urethral opening to outside the body.
Hard stick.

Uterine Disorders:
Disorders of the Womb.
Abuta, Billy Goat Weed, Bitter Melon, Candlestick Senna, Gossypium, Hard Stick, Hog plum, Phyllanthus amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria, Roselle, Vinca major, Vinca minor.


Uteritis:
Female disease; slight prominence on the wall of the bladder at the entrance of the ureter.
Annato.




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Vaginitis:
Inflammation of the vagina.
Annato, Hard Stick, Phyllanthus, Vinca major, Periwinkle, Mountain Apple, Amarus.


Varicose veins:
Gnarled, enlarged veins. Any vein may become varicose but veins most commonly affected are those in the legs and feet.
Kalanchoe, Lime peel.


Vasodilator:
To dilate or widen the blood vessels which increase the blood flow.
Cacao, Cayenne Pepper, Simaruba, Soursop, Star apple Verbena.


Vermifuge:
To expell worms from the intestine.
Nephelium lappaceum, Bitter Melon, Candlestick Senna, Cat's Claw, Hard Stick, Mango, Papaya, Passionflower, Phyllanthus, Amarus, Cyperus Rotundus, Quassia, Simaruba, Soursop, Spanish Cedar, Sweet Broom, Velvet Bean, Verbena, Wild Tomato, Wormbush, Wormseed, Water lemon.


Venereal Disease:
Sexually transmitted disease.
Abuta, Annato, Billy Goat Weed, Candlestick Senna, Hard Stick, Jatoba, Cordia, Kapok Tree, Averrhoa bilimbi, Papaya, Trumpet tree, Spondias Mombin, Phyllanthus, Sarsaparilla, Sweet Broom, Amarus, Verbena.


Venereal sores:
Sores acquired from venereal diseases.
Hard stick.

Vertigo:
Unsteadiness, faintness, unbalanced.
Guava, Phyllanthus, Amarus.

Vision:
Ability to see; perception of things through the action of light on the eyes and optic centers in the brain.
Sesamum indicum.

Vulnerary:
To heal wounds.
Andiroba, Billy Goat Weed, Candlestick Senna, Copaiba, Guava, Hard Stick, Periwinkle, Verbena, Wormseed.



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Warts:

Small, benign, often hard growth in the skin caused by a virus.
Euphorbia hirta, Cat's Claw, Papaya, Trumpettree, Pau d'Arco.

Wounds:
Injury or break in the skin that disrupt the other soft tissue.
African eggplant, Ageratum, Andiroba, Bitter Melon, Candlestick Senna, Cassava, Cat's Claw, Copaiba, Eclipta alba, Guava, Hard Stick, Kalanchoe, Papaya, Passionflower, Pau d'Arco, Sarsaparilla, Sweet Broom, Tropical almond, Vinca, Virola Surinamensis, Waltheria, Wild sage.


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Xerophthalmia (ophthalmoxerosis):
Eye disorder resulting in dry eyes, hazy corneas, reduced tear production and roughness of the conjunctiva.
It is also associated with night blindness.
The primary cause of this disease is vitamin A deficiency
Treatment involves correcting the cause and administering vitamin A in therapeutic doses of 8,000 IU daily.
Awarra

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Yeast infections:
Also known as Candidiasis; a fungal infection (mycosis) of any species from the genus Candida.
Candida albicans (candidosis, moniliasis) is the most common of the candidiasis.
Pau d'arco, Tropical almond.

Yellow Fever:
Virus causes disease, transmitted by mosquitoes Aedes aegypti.
Verbena, Lantana Camara.





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