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This on goes for Arthur, hi there!
Hey, I'm in the Paraná river delta, in Argentina and I would like to ask you about any info specific on this region native plants. Thank you
 
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Dear Gordo Kury, I am not especially familiar with the plants of Argentina. My forays to South America have taken me to Peru and Ecuador on a few occasions. That said, here is some reading that might be of use and get you started.

Medicinal Plants

http://www.metropolitan-touring.com/content.asp?id_page=2505

http://iasc2008.glos.ac.uk/conference%20papers/papers/b/barbaran_102901.pdf

https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/ncnu07/pdfs/juliani316-321.pdf

http://www.benthamscience.com/open/toaltmedj/articles/V002/SI0020TOALTEMDJ/80TOALTMEDJ.pdf

Edible Plants

http://www.academia.edu/3875948/Edible_wild_plants_of_the_Chorote_Indians_Gran_Chaco_Argentina


 
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Thank you Arthur!
 
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How about the Phyllanthus genus, either niruri or urinaria, also known as chanca piedra.

A humble little weed found in most of the tropical areas of the world. If you go to Google Scholar, you can find a lot of research being done on its anti-viral, anti-cancer, and other anti-illness properties.

It's coming up all over my garden now. I used to think it a bothersome weed until I researched it more. Now I dry it and use it to make herbal tea.
 
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thank you John!
the biota of the Paraná river delta is very specific, that's why I asked, it's difficult to find anything on google that takes the specific flora of this area in consideration and gives serious information about it. I hoped Arthur might have first hand knowlledge about it, but I'll look those links up later, I'm sure they will bring something handy to the table
 
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This may be a little too far 'downstream' for you (mostly Entre Rios): "Flora Illustrada de Entre Rios"
http://www.worldcat.org/title/flora-ilustrada-de-entre-rios-argentina/oclc/2343563


 
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John! you nailed it! I'm actually in the Entre Ríos most southern tip! great! thank you!
 
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