Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Mikania guaco (ASTERACEAE)

Asthma Martinez; Bite(Dog) Martinez; Bite(Snake) Duke,1972, Martinez, Pittier; Cancer Hartwell; Cholera Steinmetz; Fever Martinez, Pittier, Steinmetz; Malaria Steinmetz; Menoxenia Martinez; Rheumatism Martinez; Scorpion Martinez; Sore Martinez; Spasm Martinez; Stomach Martinez; Tetanus Martinez; Tumor Hartwell; Vermifuge Martinez

* = 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 16:19:41 EDT 2002

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