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Psidium guajava L. (MYRTACEAE)

Ache(Stomach) Burkill,1966; Dermatosis Burkill,1966; Diarrhea Burkill,1966; Emmenagogue Burkill,1966; Epilepsy Burkill,1966; Hysteria Burkill,1966; Leucorrhea Burkill,1966; Swelling Burkill,1966; Vermifuge Burkill,1966

Psidium guajava (MYRTACEAE)

Ache(Stomach) Eb25: 442, Liogier, Martinez, Standley; Ache(Tooth) Ayensu, Duke,1972; Antidote Eb28: 22; Antiseptic Liogier; Astringent* Eb30: 133, Wong, Ayensu, Duke,1972, Eb25: 442, Liogier, Pittier, Steinmetz, Woi.Syria; Bactericide* Eb30: 133, Wong, Woi.Syria; Bowel Woi.Syria; Bronchitis Woi.Syria; Cachexia Woi.Syria; Carbuncle Eb24: 261; Catarrh Duke,1972, Steinmetz; Cholera Duke,1972, Woi.Syria; Chorea Woi.Syria; Cicatrizant Liogier; Cold Liogier; Colic Woi.Syria; Convulsion Woi.Syria; Cough Ayensu, Eb28: 22; Deafness Martinez; Dentifrice Eb33: 322; Depurative Wong; Diarrhea Ayensu, Brutus, Duke,1972, Eb25: 252, Eb25: 442, Eb29: 321, Liogier, Martinez, Standley, Woi.Syria, Wong; Dropsy Liogier; Dysentery Ayensu, Gupta, Liogier, Pittier, Woi.Syria, Wong; Dyspepsia Liogier; Epilepsy Brutus, Woi.Syria; Evil eye Eb25: 442; Fattening Duke,1972; Fever Woi.Syria; Gingivitis Woi.Syria; Hemostat Liogier; Intestine Steinmetz; Itch Liogier, Standley; Jaundice Duke,1972; Laxative Ayensu, Steinmetz; Nausea Woi.Syria; Nephritis Woi.Syria; Piles Liogier; Respiratory Duke,1972; Rheumatism Woi.Syria; Scabies Liogier, Martinez; Skin Liogier; Sore Brutus, Eb24: 261, Eb25: 442, Liogier, Woi.Syria; Sore(Throat) Brutus; Spasm Woi.Syria; Sprain Eb25: 252; Stomach Steinmetz; Swelling Martinez; Tonic Woi.Syria; Ulcer Standley; Vermifuge Martinez; Vulnerary Martinez; Wound Eb25: 252, Eb25: 442, Woi.Syria

* = 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 16:32:31 EDT 2002

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