Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Cinchona officinalis (RUBIACEAE)

Amebiasis* Woi.2; Anesthetic* Woi.2; Antiseptic Martinez, Steinmetz; Astringent Martinez, Steinmetz; Bactericide* Woi.2; Carditis* Woi.2; Cold* Woi.2; Contraceptive* Woi.2; Dysentery* Woi.2; Fever Steinmetz; Flu* Woi.2; Hangover Leung; Insecticide* Woi.2; Lumbago* Woi.2; Malaria* Woi.2, Martinez; Nalaria Steinmetz; Neuralgia* Woi.2; Neuritis* Woi.2; Pertussis* Woi.2; Piles* Woi.2; Pinworms* Woi.2; Pneumonia* Woi.2; Repellant(Insect)* Woi.2; Schizonticide* Woi.2; Sciatica* Woi.2; Septicemia* Woi.2; Stomachic* Woi.2; Tonic* Woi.2, Martinez, Steinmetz; Tumor(Glands) Hartwell; Typhoid* Woi.2; Uterotonic* Woi.2; Varicosity* Woi.2

* = 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 15:45:26 EDT 2002

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