Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Tabebuia avellanadae (BIGNONIACEAE)

Cancer Hartwell; Leukemia Hartwell

Tabebuia bahamensis (BIGNONIACEAE)

Anodyne Eb29: 324; Diuretic Eb29: 324; Enuresis Eb29: 324

Tabebuia caraiba (BIGNONIACEAE)

Cancer Eb30: 171

Tabebuia heptophylla (BIGNONIACEAE)

Cancer Hartwell; Leukemia Hartwell

Tabebuia ipe (BIGNONIACEAE)

Hodgkin's Disease Hartwell

Tabebuia leucoxyla (BIGNONIACEAE)

Diuretic Uphof

Tabebuia pallida (BIGNONIACEAE)

Cold Altschul

Tabebuia pentaphylla (BIGNONIACEAE)

Alexiteric Woi.10; Analgesic Duke,1972; Antidote Standley; Bite(Snake) Standley; Chlorosis Martinez; Diuretic Woi.10; Fever Duke,1972, Martinez, Standley, Woi.10; Hypnotic Woi.10; Manchineel Standley; Syphilis Duke,1972

Tabebuia rosea (BIGNONIACEAE)

Boil Gupta; Diarrhea Gupta; Dysentery Gupta; Fungicide Gupta; Pharyngitis Gupta; Vulnerary Gupta; Wound Gupta

* = 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 16:39:37 EDT 2002

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