Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Hamelia patens (RUBIACEAE)

Ache(Head) Pittier; Cancer Duke,1972; Diarrhea Eb24: 359; Dysentery Woi.5; Erysipelas Duke,1972; Fever Eb24: 359; Jaundice Pittier; Malaria Duke,1972; Poison Woi.5; Purgative Eb24: 359; Skin Altschul; Sore Altschul

* = 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 16:07:19 EDT 2002

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