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Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

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Curcuma longa L. (ZINGIBERACEAE)

Abscess Burkill,1966; Amenorrhea Burkill,1966; Cold Burkill,1966; Conjunctivitis Burkill,1966; Cosmetic Burkill,1966; Diarrhea Burkill,1966; Diuretic Burkill,1966; Dysentery Burkill,1966; Gonorrhea Burkill,1966; Gravel Burkill,1966; Hepatosis Burkill,1966; Jaundice Burkill,1966; Lactagogue Burkill,1966; Parturition Burkill,1966; Pyuria Burkill,1966; Scabies Burkill,1966; Sore Burkill,1966; Swelling Burkill,1966; Tonic Burkill,1966; Urogenital Burkill,1966; Wound Burkill,1966

Curcuma longa (ZINGIBERACEAE)

Amenorrhea Uphof; Antibilious Takeda; Balsamic Takeda; Bite(Leech) Uphof; Bruise Uphof; Catarrh Uphof; Chickenpox Uphof; Cholagogue Keys; Cold Uphof; Colic Uphof; Congestion Uphof; Depurative Singh; Dermatosis Singh; Escharotic Uphof; Fumitory Uphof; Hemostat Keys; Smallpox Uphof; Stomachic Keys, Takeda; Vulnerary Uphof; Wound Uphof

* = 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 15:54:31 EDT 2002

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