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guaco

(ˈɡwɑːkəʊ)
n, pl -cos
1. (Plants) any of several tropical American plants whose leaves are used as an antidote to snakebite, esp the climbers Mikania guaco, family Asteraceae (composites), or Aristolochia maxima (A. serpentina), family Aristolochiaceae
2. (Plants) the leaves of any of these plants
[C19: from American Spanish]
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This genus includes Mikania glomerata Spreng, a medicinal species popularly known as guaco, which has been used for centuries in folk medicine to produce medications intended to treat cough and respiratory problems (MATSUSHITA et al., 2015).
For example, at least four plant species present in the TBR are reported to harbor galls in Brazil, but thus far no records exist in Costa Rica: Mikania guaco, Paspalum conjugatum (Gagne, 1994), Inga thibaudiana and Lecointea amazonica (Juliao et al., 2014).
Despues de unos anos se los desplazo de nuevo al pueblo del Guaco, cerca de La Rioja, antes de destinarlos a la ciudad de Cordoba en 1647.
Biotecnological Prospecting of Foliar Endophytic Fungi of Guaco (Mikania glomerata Spreng.) with Antibacterial and Antagonistic Activity Against Phytopathogens.
(...) O guaco, por exemplo, fica gostoso tambem se voce faz um xaropinho que e muito bom pra tosse, tira aquele catarro.