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Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

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Cissampelos pareira L. (MENISPERMACEAE)

Piscicide Burkill,1966

Cissampelos pareira (MENISPERMACEAE)

Ache(Stomach) Eb24: 249; Anecbolic Duke,1972; Antidote Standley,Steyermark; Antiecbolic Uphof; Asthma Duke,1972; Bite(Dog) Eb24: 249; Bite(Snake) Duke,1972, Eb24: 357, Eb25: 239, Liogier, Martinez, Pittier, Standley, Standley,Steyermark, Uphof; Bladder Martinez, Pittier; Boil Eb25: 421, Eb30: 122, Wong; Bronchitis Eb24: 249; Burn Eb25: 421; Calculus Pittier; Chill Eb24: 249; Cholera Eb24: 249; Cold Eb24: 249; Colic Eb24: 249; Convulsion Eb24: 249; Cough Woi.2; Cystitis Woi.2; Delirium Eb24: 249; Diabetes Eb30: 122, Wong; Diarrhea Eb24: 249, Woi.2; Diuretic Duke,1972, Martinez, Pittier, Standley, Uphof, Woi.2; Dropsy Martinez, Woi.2; Dysentery Eb24: 249; Dyspepsia Woi.2; Emmenagogue Duke,1972, Standley, Uphof; Epilepsy Eb24: 249; Erysipelas Standley,Steyermark; Expectorant Duke,1972, Standley, Uphof; Eye Eb25: 421; Febrifuge Uphof; Fever Duke,1972, Eb25: 239, Standley, Standley,Steyermark; Gravel Eb24: 249; Hematuria Eb24: 249; Hemorrhage Uphof; Hypertension* Eb30: 122, Wong; Itch Woi.2; Jaundice Martinez; Kidney Pittier; Leucorrhea Martinez; Lithontriptic Duke,1972; Madness Eb24: 249; Malaria Woi.2; Menorrhagia Duke,1972, Uphof; Nephritis Martinez; Palpitation Eb30: 122, Wong; Parturition Brutus, Liogier; Pimple Eb25: 421; Piscicide Duke,1972, Woi.2; Poultice Uphof; Purgative Woi.2; Rabies Eb24: 249; Rheumatism Martinez; Sore Woi.2; Stimulant Liogier; Styptic Duke,1972; Tonic Broun, Martinez; Urogenital Martinez, Woi.2; Wound Eb25: 421, Eb32: 280

* = 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 15:46:22 EDT 2002

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