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Ubos leaves has a long history of use among the Indians and local people in the Amazon.* In South America the leaves of this rainforest tree are a common remedy for digestive and female complaints as well as an antimicrobial for infections conditions.* For more information about ubos (Spondias mombin), please refer to the Database File for Ubos in the Tropical Plant Database. More information can also be found in the new Antimicrobial Guide. To see pictures of ubos, click here.
Traditional Uses:* as a broad spectrum antiseptic and antibacterial; for viruses; for intestinal worms and parasites; as a menstrual regulator and for menstrual pain, cramps and irregularity, vaginal infections and yeast infections; as a nervine; for stress and anxietySuggested Use:* This plant is best prepared as an infusion (tea): Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain tea (or allow settled powder to remain in the bottom of cup) and drink warm. It is traditionally taken in 1 cup dosages, 2-3 times daily. For more complete instrutions on preparing herbal remedies see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.