xollo

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
xollo
Spanish
estramonio, toloache
Audio:
Description:
Foul-smelling herb with white, pink or purple flowers and dark green leaves. The plant has numerous uses and is associated with numerous cultural questions. The leaves are used to treat infected spots known as nacidos: the leaves are crushed, fried and placed on the spot. It is also used to treat body pains: it is crushed and soaked in alcohol, then rubbed on the spot. It is hallucinogenic, and it is believed to have been used for evil purposes in witchcraft. It is believed the flowers should not be permitted in cemeteries
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
guie' niza, dxima, quebra acha, xhaga la, bacua gui'xhi, guiichi bidu', sabi duni, chumaga, guiichi ndani, guiichi yaa, guiichi yaa, chumaga, yaga bii, la'sa yu moradu, xcu be'te, guiichi bidoorre, cebolla nisa, luba' xcu'du, biquiiche xiña', sana, yana', yaga xuga, roble, mano de lion