Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Andira inermis (FABACEAE)

Anthelminthic Uphof; Eczema Eb30: 123, Wong; Emetic Pittier; Febrifuge Uphof; Fever Duke,1972; Malaria* Martinez; Narcotic Duke,1972; Piscicide Duke,1972, Lewis; Poison* Lewis, Duke,1972, Pittier; Purgative** Eb30: 123, Wong, Duke,1972, Uphof; Vermifuge Duke,1972, Eb30: 123, Martinez, Pittier, Uphof, Wong; Yaws Eb30: 123, Wong

* = 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 15:01:30 EDT 2002

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