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Phyllanthus niruri L. (EUPHORBIACEAE)

Ache(Stomach) Burkill,1966; Cough Burkill,1966; Dermatosis Burkill,1966; Diarrhea Burkill,1966; Diuretic* Burkill,1966; Gonorrhea* Burkill,1966; Itch Burkill,1966; Miscarriage Burkill,1966; Piscicide* Burkill,1966; Renosis Burkill,1966; Sting(Caterpillar) Burkill,1966; Syphilis Burkill,1966; Vertigo Burkill,1966

Phyllanthus niruri (EUPHORBIACEAE)

Ache(Stomach) Brutus, Eb29: 319; Apertif Eb29: 319; Blennorrhagia Uphof; Carminative Brutus; Colic Brutus; Diabetes Liogier; Diarrhea Uphof; Digestive Brutus, Liogier; Diuretic Eb28: 14, Liogier, Uphof; Dropsy Uphof; Dysentery Altschul, Liogier, Uphof; Dyspepsia Liogier; Emmenagogue Uphof; Fever Altschul, Brutus, Eb29: 319, Uphof; Flu Eb29: 319; Gonorrhea Uphof; Itch Altschul; Kidney Altschul; Laxative Eb29: 319; Malaria Brutus, Liogier, Uphof; Medicine Broun; Poultice Eb28: 14; Rectitis Altschul; Stomachic Brutus; Tenesmus Brutus; Tonic Uphof; Tumor(Abdomen) Hartwell; Typhoid Eb29: 319; Vaginitis Altschul

* = 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 16:29:22 EDT 2002

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