Recovery of ancestral knowledge of the use of leaf and bark towards royal ceibo

  • Telly Yarita Macias Zambrano Master in Agricultural Engineering, Professor at the Higher Technological Institute Paulo Emilio Macias, Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador
  • Odalis Paola Gorozabel Vera Student of the fourth semester of the career of Superior Technology in Agriculture at the Higher Technological Institute Paulo Emilio Macias, Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador
  • Carmen Liliana Mera Plaza Bachelor of Accounting and Auditing, Higher Technological Institute Paulo Emilio Macias, Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador
  • Ricardo Munoz Farfan Mechanical Engineer, Higher Technological Institute Paulo Emilio Macias, Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador
Keywords: ancestral, bark, leaf, recovery, royal ceibo

Abstract

The ancestral knowledge regarding the use of the leaves and bark of the ceibo to heal wounds, sores, blisters and control the bleeding of wounds by cuts, is a practice that has been lost especially in the rural and marginal urban area of the Portoviejo canton, being this way we worked in the recovery of the ancestral knowledge regarding the use of the leaf and bark of the royal ceibo tree, using the experimental method to elaborate the remedy and the plaster, a qualitative research was applied through an interview 3 farmers who have ancestral knowledge about remedies based on royal ceibo. The results include the recovery of ancestral knowledge to develop a remedy healing wounds, sores, blisters, and bleeding controller, tested on 30 students who performed agricultural practices in the field, exposed to the sun and heavy work in the field, with cuts and minor injuries , in which the remedy was applied based on cooked leaves of ceibo, and in 2 cases of wounds with bleeding the remedy of leaves and a bark plaster was applied, managing to stop the bleeding with the washing and promoting the healing of the wounds.

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Published
2019-03-18
How to Cite
Zambrano, T. Y. M., Vera, O. P. G., Plaza, C. L. M., & Farfan, R. M. (2019). Recovery of ancestral knowledge of the use of leaf and bark towards royal ceibo. International Journal of Life Sciences, 3(1), 41-47. https://doi.org/10.29332/ijls.v3n1.257
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