Fabaceae Browneopsis ukayalensis    Kichwa:  Kruz Kaspi     Wao Tededo: Gadetawe

The new leaves of cruz caspi are bright red with a dark spotted pattern.  The bark is used  to stop excessive postpartum bleeding.  Women who no longer want to have children drink a strong tea made from the bark believed to permanently stop menstruation.  

"The Use of Cruz Kaspi to Terminate Fertility " Tod Swanson interview with Luisa Cadena on the use of Cruz Kaspi to terminate fertility.  YouTube video.  2:43.  February 8, 2019  


Ridgetop, Río Nushino (Gomataon).  Balée, Swanson, and Zurita, 09/2019 #30, 48, 52, 59, 62.

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