Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Quillaja saponaria (ROSACEAE)

Bronchitis Steinmetz; Cardiodepressant Uphof; Detergent Steinmetz; Diuretic Steinmetz, Woi.8; Expectorant Steinmetz, Uphof, Woi.8; Poison Steinmetz; Shampoo Eb20: 22, Uphof, Woi.8; Skin Woi.8; Soap Steinmetz, Uphof, Woi.8; Sternutatory Steinmetz; Stimulant Woi.8

* = 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 16:34:00 EDT 2002

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