Gouania lupuloides, known as chewstick or whiteroot, is a plant of the family Rhamnaceae.The name in Jamaica for a vine with a woody stem which grows in hedgerows in the hills. In Jamaican patois a vine is called a wis (wythie). To clean one's teeth with this plant one cuts off a portion of the vine, peels off the bark and chews the tip. The tip becomes fibrous and frothy. Chewstick tastes slightly bitter but not unpleasant. The plant is used to make a commercial toothpaste.Chewstick may also be used as an ingredient in Jamaican ginger beer.

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  • Gouania lupuloides, con el nombre común de bejuco leñatero, jaboncillo es una especie de planta fanerógama de la familia Rhamnaceae. Es originaria de las Antillas. Es una planta trepadora con un tallo leñoso que crece en setos en las colinas. (es)
  • Gouania lupuloides, known as chewstick or whiteroot, is a plant of the family Rhamnaceae.The name in Jamaica for a vine with a woody stem which grows in hedgerows in the hills. In Jamaican patois a vine is called a wis (wythie). To clean one's teeth with this plant one cuts off a portion of the vine, peels off the bark and chews the tip. The tip becomes fibrous and frothy. Chewstick tastes slightly bitter but not unpleasant. The plant is used to make a commercial toothpaste.Chewstick may also be used as an ingredient in Jamaican ginger beer. (en)
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  • Gouania lupuloides
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  • Gouania lupuloides, con el nombre común de bejuco leñatero, jaboncillo es una especie de planta fanerógama de la familia Rhamnaceae. Es originaria de las Antillas. Es una planta trepadora con un tallo leñoso que crece en setos en las colinas. (es)
  • Gouania lupuloides, known as chewstick or whiteroot, is a plant of the family Rhamnaceae.The name in Jamaica for a vine with a woody stem which grows in hedgerows in the hills. In Jamaican patois a vine is called a wis (wythie). To clean one's teeth with this plant one cuts off a portion of the vine, peels off the bark and chews the tip. The tip becomes fibrous and frothy. Chewstick tastes slightly bitter but not unpleasant. The plant is used to make a commercial toothpaste.Chewstick may also be used as an ingredient in Jamaican ginger beer. (en)
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  • Gouania lupuloides (es)
  • Gouania lupuloides (en)
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