Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Dorstenia brasiliensis (MORACEAE)

Alexipharmic Steinmetz; Antifertility Eb31: 299; Cough Steinmetz; Diaphoretic Eb30: 176, Steinmetz, Uphof; Diuretic Eb30: 176, Uphof; Emetic Eb30: 176, Uphof; Emmenagogue Eb30: 176, Uphof; Fever Eb30: 176; Gastritis Steinmetz; Purgative Uphof; Stimulant Steinmetz, Uphof; Tonic Eb30: 176, 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 15:59:15 EDT 2002

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