Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Desmodium adscendens (FABACEAE)

Asthma Ayensu; Bronchitis Ayensu; Colic Ayensu; Convulsion Ayensu, Duke,1972; Cough Ayensu; Depurative Eb30: 126, Wong; Laxative Ayensu; Marasmus Eb30: 126, Wong; Oliguria Eb30: 126, Wong; Ringworm Ayensu; Sore Ayensu, Duke,1972; Tuberculosis Duke,1972; Venereal Ayensu, Duke,1972, Eb30: 126, Wong; Wound Ayensu, 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 15:57:38 EDT 2002

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