\ɡˈʌnəɹə pˈɜːpənsə], \ɡˈʌnəɹə pˈɜːpənsə], \ɡ_ˈʌ_n_ə_ɹ_ə p_ˈɜː_p_ə_n_s_ə]\
Definitions of GUNNERA PERPENSA
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A South African plant, Nat. Ord. Urticaceae; the decoction of which is taken as a domestic remedy by the farmers, as a tonic in dyspepsia. A tincture has been used in gravel. An infusion of the leaves is demulcent, and is employed in pulmonary affections. The leaves are applied fresh, to cure wounds and ulcers.
By Robley Dunglison