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Scoparia dulcis L. (SCROPHULARIACEAE)

Ache(Stomach) Burkill,1966; Cough Burkill,1966; Expectorant Burkill,1966; Labor Burkill,1966; Opium-substitute Burkill,1966; Syphilis Burkill,1966

Scoparia dulcis (SCROPHULARIACEAE)

Ache(Ear) Ayensu, Liogier; Ache(Head) Liogier; Ache(Tooth) Liogier, Woi.9; Albuminuria* Woi.9; Amygdalosis Brutus; Anemia* Woi.9; Antidote Wong; Antiseptic Brutus, Liogier; Astringent Brutus, Liogier, Pittier; Bite(Snake) Duke,1972; Blennorrhagia Liogier, Pittier; Bronchitis Woi.9; Bruise Altschul, Martinez; Conjunctivitis Ayensu; Cough Ayensu, Brutus, Woi.9; Depurative Wong; Diabetes* Eb30: 138, Woi.9, Wong, Brutus, Liogier, Wong; Diarrhea Pittier, Woi.9; Diuretic Ayensu, Brutus, Woi.9; Dysentery Woi.9; Dysmenorrhea Brutus, Eb30: 138, Wong; Eczema Wong; Emetic Brutus, Liogier, Woi.9; Evil eye Eb30: 138, Wong; Fever Ayensu, Woi.9; Gonorrhea Ayensu, Brutus, Liogier; Gravel Ayensu, Woi.9; Grip Altschul; Hyperglycemia* Woi.9; Inflammation Liogier; Insecticide Altschul; Jaundice Wong; Ketonuria Woi.9; Kidney Ayensu, Woi.9; Mange Eb30: 138, Wong; Marasmus Wong; Menorrhagia Pittier; Metroxenia Pittier; Nerves Brutus; Ophthalmia Wong; Piles Brutus, Liogier; Purgative Ayensu; Rash Wong; Refrigerant Woi.9; Retinitis* Woi.9; Sore Brutus, Eb30: 138, Wong; Sore(Throat) Ayensu, Brutus, Liogier; Spasm Brutus; Tumor Brutus; Venereal Duke,1972; Wound 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 16:35:26 EDT 2002

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