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Asclepias curassavica L. (ASCLEPIADACEAE)

Ache(Head) Burkill,1966

Asclepias curassavica (ASCLEPIADACEAE)

Ache(Head) Altschul; Adulterant Uphof; Anthelminthic Uphof; Astringent Pittier, Steinmetz; Cancer** Martinez, Hartwell; Caries Pittier; Depurative Liogier; Diaphoretic Takeda; Dysentery Uphof; Emetic Al-Rawi, Brutus, Eb28: 9, Liogier, Martinez, Steinmetz, Takeda, Uphof, Woi.1; Fever Altschul, Brutus, Liogier; Gonorrhea Duke,1972; Hemostat Duke,1972, Steinmetz; Hemostatic Takeda; Leprosy Duke,1972, Pittier; Leucorrhea Pittier; Pectoral Liogier; Piles Uphof; Poison Altschul, Eb28: 9, Martinez; Poison(Veterinary) Liogier; Purgative Martinez, Pittier, Steinmetz, Uphof; Rabies Altschul; Sore Eb30: 135, Martinez, Wong; Sternutatory Duke,1972, Martinez; Styptic Woi.1; Sudorific Al-Rawi, Uphof, Woi.1; Tuberculosis** Martinez; Tumor(Abdomen) Hartwell; Venereal Eb30: 135, Wong; Vermifuge Al-Rawi, Duke,1972, Martinez, Steinmetz, Woi.1; Vulnerary Liogier; Wart Hartwell

* = Chemical(s) found in plant shown to be effective for the ailment medicated
** = Plant itself shown to be effective for the ailment medicated

Phytochemical Database, USDA - ARS - NGRL, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland
Mon May 20 15:07:52 EDT 2002

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