Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Cecropia peltata (CECROPIACEAE)

Asthma Liogier, Martinez; Astringent Liogier; Bite(Snake) Eb30: 115, Wong; Blennorrhagia Liogier; Bronchitis Liogier; Callus Liogier; Cardiotonic* Martinez, Liogier, Martinez; Caustic Uphof; Chorea Martinez; Corn Hartwell; Cough Eb30: 115, Liogier, Wong; Diabetes Martinez; Diarrhea Liogier; Diuretic* Martinez, Martinez; Dropsy Martinez, Uphof; Dysentery Uphof; Emmenagogue Liogier; Fever Eb30: 115, Wong; Flu Eb30: 115, Wong; Fumitory Duke,1972; Gonorrhea Brutus; Hepatitis Martinez; Herpes Liogier; Liver Uphof; Medicine Eb29: 286; Nerves Martinez; Obesity Martinez; Poison Martinez; Scorpion Eb30: 115, Wong; Wart Hartwell, Liogier, Uphof; Wound Liogier

* = 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 15:40:08 EDT 2002

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