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Chenopodium ambrosioides FL. MAL. (CHENOPODIACEAE)

Ankylostomiasis Malaya

Chenopodium ambrosioides (CHENOPODIACEAE)

Ache(Stomach) Liogier; Amebiasis** Eb30: 118, Wong, Duke,1972, Uphof; Amenorrhea Martinez; Analgesic Hunan; Anemia Altschul; Anodyne Krochmal; Anthelminthic Uphof; Antiseptic Liogier; Arthritis Leung; Ascaricide* Woi.2; Asthma Duke,1972, Eb30: 118, Gupta, Liogier, Steinmetz, Wong; Bite(Bug) Hunan; Carminative Hunan; Colic Altschul, Liogier; Conjunctivitis Liogier; Diaphoretic Martinez; Diuretic Martinez; Dysentery Eb30: 118, Gupta, Wong; Dysmenorrhea Krochmal; Dyspnea Eb30: 118, Wong; Emmenagogue Krochmal, Martinez, Steinmetz; Fatigue Eb30: 118, Wong; Fear Altschul; Fungicide** Eb30: 118, Wong; Hookworms Woi.2; Lactogogue Krochmal; Medicine Eb22: 333; Narcotic Krochmal; Nerves Krochmal, Martinez; Nervine Steinmetz; Palpitation Eb30: 118, Wong; Parasiticide Liogier; Poison Steinmetz; Puerperium Eb30: 118, Krochmal, Wong; Rheumatism Leung; Roundworms Woi.2; Sore Eb30: 118, Liogier, Wong; Stimulant* Eb30: 118, Wong, Steinmetz; Stomach Altschul; Stomachic Hunan, Martinez, Pittier, Steinmetz; Tea Martinez; Tonic Martinez; Tumor Hartwell; Vermifuge* Krochmal, Wong, Brutus, Duke,1972, Eb25: 239, Eb29: 316, Eb30: 118, FontQuer, Gupta, Hunan, Liogier, Martinez, Pittier, Standley,Steyermark, Steinmetz, Woi.Syria, Wong

* = 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 15:42:26 EDT 2002

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