Agricultural Research Service - ARS

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Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

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Malpighia glabra (MALPIGHIACEAE)

Astringent Martinez, Standley, Woi.6; Breast Pittier; Diarrhea Standley,Steyermark, Woi.6; Dysentery Pittier, Woi.6; Fever Martinez, Standley; Hepatitis Woi.6; Liqueur Standley,Steyermark; Tenesmus Pittier

* = 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 16:17:01 EDT 2002

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