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Witheringia solanacea Family: Solanaceae Kichwa: Tsimbiu
Tsimbiu, which grows as a common weed in gardens, is used as a remedy for scabies. The leaves are crushed into a juicy green pulp and placed on the skin around the affected area. A drink made from Tsimbiu is also used to induce sterility.
More recently it has also been used as a remedy for diabetes. Diabetics eat five of the berries daily.
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