Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Haematoxylum campechianum (FABACEAE)

Amenorrhea Hunan; Anodyne Hunan; Antiseptic Liogier; Astringent Liogier, Pittier, Standley, Steinmetz, Uphof, Woi.5; Bactericide* Woi.1; Bedsore Woi.5; Cancer Duke,1972, Hartwell, Woi.5; Circulation Hunan; Decoagulant Hunan; Depurative Eb29: 317; Diarrhea Duke,1972, Liogier, Martinez, Pittier, Standley, Uphof, Woi.5; Dysentery Duke,1972, Liogier, Martinez, Standley, Uphof, Woi.5; Dyspepsia Woi.5; Gangrene Woi.1; Hematochezia Martinez; Hemostat Liogier, Steinmetz; Leucorrhea Brutus, Woi.5; Puerperium Hunan; Sore Liogier; Swelling Hunan; Tonic Woi.5; Trauma Hunan

* = 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 16:06:46 EDT 2002

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