Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Carapa guianensis (MELIACEAE)

Arthritis Duke,1972, Eb24: 356; Cold Eb30: 127, Wong; Feet Eb30: 127, Wong; Fever Eb30: 127, Wong; Flu Eb30: 127, Wong; Insecticide Duke,1972; Insectifuge* Eb30: 127, Wong; Itch Pittier; Leprosy Pittier; Malaria Pittier; Parasiticide Pittier; Pediculicide Eb30: 127, Wong; Repellant Duke,1972; Repellant(Insect)* Standley,Steyermark; Skin Pittier; Soap Duke,1972, Standley,Steyermark; Tetanus Duke,1972

* = 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 15:33:21 EDT 2002

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