Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Cynara scolymus (ASTERACEAE)

Calculus Martinez; Cancer Hartwell; Cholagogue Liogier; Cystitis Martinez; Diabetes FontQuer, Woi.Syria; Diuretic Brutus, Liogier, Takeda, Woi.Syria; Dropsy Woi.Syria; Hydropsy Brutus; Hypertension Liogier, Martinez; Liver Liogier, Martinez; Rheumatism Woi.Syria; Tonic Takeda; Uremia 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 15:55:50 EDT 2002

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