Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Ilex paraguariensis (AQUIFOLIACEAE)

Aperient Woi.5; Astringent Woi.5; Coffee Standley, Woi.5; Diuretic Steinmetz; Poison* Lewis; Purgative Steinmetz; Rheumatism Woi.5; Scurvy Steinmetz; Stimulant Eb22: 313, Steinmetz; Sudorific Steinmetz; Tea Eb22: 311, Steinmetz

* = 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 16:09:27 EDT 2002

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