Botanical Garden

Prodigiosa

Prodigiosa

 

Scientific Name: Kalanchoe Pinnata Spanish Name: Siempre Viva or Prodigiosa English Name: Life Plant, Miracle Leaf Lucumi Name: Ewé Odundun or Ewé Dun Dun Orisha: Ochosi, t l , Ana, Odua Odu: Oyekun Kana, Odi Ogunda, Odi Sa, Okana Fun, OgundaChe (Pataki), Osa Bara, Osa Fun, Ika Fun, Otura Ojuani, Irete Che, Oche Ogunda, Oche Tura Uses: Omiero, Baño, Inche Osaín, Itutu, Carga and Parldos. Medicinal: The leaves of this plant are used as an astringent,antiseptic and to treat poisonous insect bites. The leaves can be boiled for 15 minutes, allowed to cool and drunk to treat Asthma.
Peregun

Peregun

Scientific Name: Yucca Var. Spanish Name: Boyoneta English Name: Yucca Plant Lucumi Name: Ewé Peregún Orisha: Eleguá, Òggún Odu: Ogunda Meji, Ofun Nalbe, Ofun Ogunda Uses: A principal plant used in Omiero, An essential plant usedin the ceremony of Kariocha and Carga. Medicinal: Roots can be used to treat Gout.
Marpacifico

Marpacifico

Scientific Name: Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Spanish Name: Mar Pacifico English Name: Chinese Hibiscus or Rose of China Lucumi Name: Ewé Atori Orisha: Eggun, Chango Odu: Oyekun Meji, Odi Meji Uses: Paraldo, Carga, Eggun Rituals and Ebomisi Medicinal: The roots of this plant are used to treat coughs andhair loss.
Platano

Platano

Scientific Name: Musa Sapientum Spanish Name: Plátano English Name: Sweet Banana tree Lucumi Name: Ewé Oguede Orisha: Eggun, Eleguá, Chango Odu: Odi Trupon, Iroso Di, Osa Ogbe, Otura Tiyu, Irete Juani Uses: Spiritual baths, Eggun rituals, Inche Osaín and Carga. Medicinal: The powdered roots of this plant can be used to treat anemia. Juice from the trunk of this plant can be applied to the scalp to stimulate hair growth.
Guayaba

Guayaba

Scientific Name: Psidium Guajaba Spanish Name: Guayaba English Name: Guava Lucumi Name: N/A Orisha: Eggun, Eleguá, Ibeji, Yemayá Odu: Iroso Sa, Ojuanji Ogunda Uses: Cleansing and sweetening baths, Carga, Inche Osaín andEggun rituals. Medicinal: This plant has Astringent, antispasmodic,anthelminthic and antiseptic properties. Boiling the leaves and drinking cool, can be used to treat diarrhea. Warm decoction of leaves can be used as a vaginal wash after childbirth.
Quita Maldicion

Quita Maldicion

Scientific Name: Caesalpinia Major Spanish Name: Quita Maldición, Gualcalote English Name: Nicker Bean Plant Lucumi Name: Ewé Ayo Orisha: Obatala Odu: Odi Ogunda, Iroso Iwori, Okana Che, Otura Bara, OturaKana, Otura Fun, Irete Yero, Ofun Sa Uses: Purification baths, Seeds of this plant are used to reinforceÒrúnmìlà and Chango, Leaves and seed are used in Carga and Paraldo. Medicinal: A specific part of this plant is used to induce abortionin the first trimester. Will not mention!
Itamo Real

Itamo Real

Scientific Name: Pedilanthus tithymaloides Spanish Name: Itamo Real English Name: Devil’s Backbone Lucumi Name: Ewé Itauko Orisha: Eleguá, Òggún , Yemayá Odu: Oyekun Kana, Irete Kutan Uses: Spiritual cleansing, Helps with impotence Medicinal: Leaves can be used as an antifungal treatment, antinflammatory and mosquito repellant
Albahaca

Albahaca

Scientific Name: O. basilicum (Many variaties of basil, Cubanbasil show above, similar to sweet basil) Spanish Name: Albahaca English Name: Basil, Cuban Basil, Sweet basil Lucumi Name: Ewé Eferin Orisha: Eleguá, Ochun, Asojuano Odu: Oyekun Fun, Osa Yekun, Otura Bara, Otura Kana, OfunTrupon Uses: One of many principal plants used in Omiero, can be usedfor purification baños (baths), good luck baths , can be used as incense to remove spirits from the home, Paraldo, Carga, Spiritual Perfume to attract and Inche Osaín. Medicinal: Infusion of the decocted leaves can be used to treatcough, sore throat, hiccups, vomiting and nausea. The crushed leaves of this plant can be used to treat ring worm and various insect bites.
Hierba Buena

Hierba Buena

Scientific Name: Mentha spicata Spanish Name: Yerba Buena, Hierba Buena English Name: Spearmint Lucumi Name: N/A Orisha: Yemayá , Chango, AsojuanoOdu: Osa Iroso Odu: Osa Iroso Uses: Aromatic Baths, Cleansing baths, Ingested as tea, IncheOsaín Medicinal: The crushed leaves of this plant can be used to treatinsect bites, decoction of the leaves and stems can be used to treat stomach aches and as a fever reducer.
Croto

Croto

Scientific Name: Codiaeum Variegatum Spanish Name: Croto English Name: Croton Lucumi Name: Ewé Auelpbale Orisha: Oya Odu: Ojuani Osa, Osa Tura Uses: A principal plant used in Omiero, and cleansing baths. Medicinal: Root decoction used to treat gastric ulcers, leavedecoction used to treat diarrhea
Quimbombo

Quimbombo

Scientific Name: Hibiscus Esculentus Spanish Name: Quimbombó English Name: Okra Lucumi Name: Ila Orisha: Eleguá, Chango, Orishaoko, Ochun Odu: N/A Uses: Cleansing baths, Addimu (Food Offering), Carga, IncheOsaín, Rogacion and Paraldo. Medicinal: Decoction of young fruit can be used to treat urinarytract infections. Decoction of roots can be used to treat headaches, arthritis and fevers. Decoctions of leaves can be used to treat stomach pain
Lengua de Vaca

Lengua de Vaca

Scientific Name: Sanseveria Goldiana Spanish Name: Lengua de Vaca English Name: Cow Tongue Lucumi Name: Ewé Wewe Orisha: Òggún , Obatala Odu: N/A Uses: Carga, Cleansing baths and Omiero. Medicinal: N/A
Artemisa

Artemisa

Scientific Name: Ambrosia artemisiifolia Spanish Name: Artemisa English Name: Ragweed Lucumi Name: N/A Orisha: Eggun, Yemayá Odu: Ogbe Che, Ojuani Pokon, Obara Sa, Uses: Purification baths, Good luck baths, spiritual works toremoved negative Egguns, Eggun rituals, Carga, Rogacion, and Paraldo. Medicinal: If you are allergic to pollen or Ragweed in general I suggest you not use this plant medicinally. Infusion of this plant can be used to reduce fever and treat pneumonia.
Algodon

Algodon

Scientific Name: Gossypium barbadense L. Spanish Name: Algodon English Name: Cotton plant Lucumi Name: Ewé Ou Orisha: Obatala Odu: Iwori Bara, Odi Ogunda, Odi Fumbo, Iroso Di, IrosunOgunda, Irosun Tura, Ojuani Shobe, Ojuani Iroso, Ojuani Birete, Obara Di, Okana Fun, Osa Meji, Osa Bara, Ika She, Ika Fun, Otura Ka Uses: One of many principal plants used in Omiero, Can be usedin purification baths, Carga, Inche Osaín, and Obras to improve memory Medicinal: The roots of the cotton plant are boiled and consumedas a tea to ease childbirth and well as to stimulate menstruation.
Higo

Higo

Scientific Name: 850 species of Fig trees use the one associatedwith your Ile. Spanish Name: Higo English Name: Fig Tree Lucumi Name: Ewé Opoto Orisha: Chango, Orishanla Odu: Oyekun Nilogbe, Ojuani Birete, Irete Juani Uses: Cleansing baths Medicinal: N/A
Gandul

Gandul

Scientific Name: Cajanus Cajan Spanish Name: Gandul English Name: pigeon pea Lucumi Name: Ewé Otili Orisha: Òggún , Osun, Òrúnmìlà, Ibejis. Odu: Ogbe Ate Uses: Cleansing baths, Inche Osaín, Carga and Addimu for theOrisha. Medicinal: Infusions of decoctated leaves can be used to treatdiarrhea, coughs, and abdominal pain.
Maiz

Maiz

Scientific Name: Zea Mays L. Spanish Name: Maiz English Name: Corn Lucumi Name: Awado (Toasted Corn) Orisha: Eggun, Eleguá, Orishaoko, Òggún , Ochosi, Osun,Yemayá , Òrúnmìlà Odu: Iwori Ojuani, Obara Trupon, Okana Ojuani, Otrupon Di Uses: All parts of this plant, Cob, stalk, roots, husk, leaves, corn,are used in some form or fashion. The leaves are used as Cleansing baths, Paraldo as well as utilized in Ebo, The husks are used in Ebo, The roots, leaves and corn are used in Carga, Inche Osaín. The corn is Toasted (Awado) and used as offerings, Carga, Inche Osaín. Corn can be dried and ground up to create a multitude of Addimu (food offerings) such as Amala and Eko. Medicinal: Decoction of cob can be used to treat stomach aches,boiled corn on the cob can be used to treat urinary tract infection.
Romerillo

Romerillo

Scientific Name: Bidens Pilosa L. Spanish Name: Romerillo English Name: hairy beggarticks, Spanish needles Lucumi Name: Ewé Shungunu Shanwe (flowers), Ewé Abere(leaves) Orisha: Eggun, Eleguá, Obatala, Ochun Odu: Oyekun Ika, Odi Sa, Otura Bara, Otura Kana Uses: The flowers are brewed as a tea to removed Ogu (brujeriafrom the stomach, the leaves are used for cleansing baths, Inche Osaín, Carga and Paraldo. Medicinal: Infusion of this plant can be used to treat influenza,the common cold, flatulence, diarrhea and thrush.
Cordoban

Cordoban

Scientific Name: Rhoeo Spathacea Spanish Name: Cordobán, Cordovan English Name: Moses-in-the-Cradle, Boat Lily, Oyster plant Lucumi Name: Ewé Peregún Tupa Orisha: Chango, Òggún , Oya, Ana Odu: Oshe Fun Uses: Omiero, Cleansing baths and diuretic. Medicinal: Decoction of leaves is used to treat coughs, colds,whooping coughs and blood in the stool
Cucaracha Morada

Cucaracha Morada

Scientific Name: Setcreacea purpurea Spanish Name: Cucaracha Morada English Name: Purple Heart Lucumi Name: Ewé Anai Orisha: Yemayá Odu: Iroso Umbo Uses: A principal plant used In Omiero, Carga, Inche Osaín andcleansing baths. Note: This plant is often confused with the “Cucaracha” on theprevious page. They are both related but different and are often substituted for one another.
Uva Caleta

Uva Caleta

Scientific Name: Coccoloba Uvifera Spanish Name: Uva Caleta English Name: Sea Grape Lucumi Name: N/A Orisha: Òggún , Oya Odu: Ika Rete Uses: Cleansing baths and treatment for impotence. Medicinal: Decoction of leaves can be used to treat burns, skinrashes, hoarseness and Asthma.

 

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