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Turnera diffusa (TURNERACEAE)

Ache(Head) Eb29: 320; Ache(Stomach) Standley; Amaurosis Martinez; Aphrodisiac Duke,1972, Liogier, Martinez, Standley, Steinmetz; Astringent Standley, Steinmetz; Catarrh Duke,1972; Cold Liogier; Diabetes Martinez; Diuretic** Martinez, Standley, Steinmetz; Dysentery Standley; Dysmenorrhea Steinmetz; Dyspepsia Standley; Enuresis Eb29: 320; Expectorant Steinmetz; Infection Liogier; Intestine Liogier, Standley; Kidney Steinmetz; Laxative Duke,1972, Steinmetz; Lequeur Standley; Liqueur Liogier; Malaria Standley; Nerves Martinez; Nervine Steinmetz; Panacea Altschul; Paralysis Standley; Renitis Standley; Stimulant Duke,1972, Steinmetz; Syphilis Standley; Tea Liogier; Tonic Altschul, Liogier, Martinez, Standley, Steinmetz; Venereal Duke,1972, Liogier

Turnera pringlei (TURNERACEAE)

Hangover Martinez

Turnera subulata FL. MAL.; BURKILL, 1966 (TURNERACEAE)

Boil Malaya

Turnera subulata (TURNERACEAE)

Boil Woi.10

Turnera ulmifolia (TURNERACEAE)

Ache(Back) Liogier; Ache(Tooth) Liogier; Afterbirth Eb29: 320; Bilious Woi.10; Bronchitis Martinez, Standley; Chest Liogier, Standley, Woi.10; Cold Eb29: 320; Dysentery Woi.10; Dysmenorrhea Liogier; Dyspepsia Liogier, Martinez, Standley, Woi.10; Emmenagogue Eb29: 320; Expectorant Pittier; Fever Eb29: 320; Hemorrhage Liogier; Lumbago Brutus; Metrorrhagia Liogier; Metroxenia Eb29: 320; Puerperium Eb29: 320; Rheumatism Woi.10; Sore Eb29: 320; Stomachic Liogier; Tonic Martinez, Pittier, Standley; Vertigo Liogier

* = 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 16:41:05 EDT 2002

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