Agricultural Research Service - ARS

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Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

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Mimosa pudica L. (FABACEAE)

Sedative Burkill,1966; Swelling Burkill,1966

Mimosa pudica (FABACEAE)

Ache(Head) Gupta; Adenopathy Woi.6; Alopecia Gupta; Bactericide* Eb30: 123, Wong; Calmative Gupta; Diarrhea Brutus; Dysentery Brutus, Liogier; Emetic Brutus, Gupta, Liogier, Pittier; Glands Woi.6; Gravel Woi.6; Heat Eb30: 123, Wong; Hoarseness Brutus, Liogier; Insomnia Eb30: 123, Gupta, Wong; Oliguria Eb30: 123, Wong; Piles Woi.6; Poison Pittier; Sedative Standley,Steyermark; Sinus Woi.6; Sore Woi.6; Swelling Woi.6; Tonic Liogier, Pittier; Tumor Hartwell; Urogenital Altschul, Woi.6

* = 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 16:21:27 EDT 2002

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