Etipon-ola = etiponla: It is a contraction of Etipase Eran
Nla. The botanical name is Nyctaginaceae Boerhavia Diffusa, Linn. The common
name etiponla corresponds to South Nigeria, being one of various names. The two
tone green leaf in Africa and India are used as an expectorant. The root is
used as: diuretic, internal inflammation, asthma, epileptic seizures,
anti-spasmodic, hysteria, rheumatism.
Its common names in the Caribbean are: Mata Pavo; Toston;
Yerba De Perro. In religious use in Cuba it's referred to as Atiponla.
English common names are: Hogweed; Pigweed; Horse Purslane.
Associated Orishas: Ifa, Obatala, Elegba.
English Common Name: Spanish Bayonet
Luffa is used for orisha herbal bath associated with removing spiritual intrusion and curses.