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Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

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Ageratum conyzoides L. (ASTERACEAE)

Boil Burkill,1966; Contraceptive Burkill,1966; Dysentery Burkill,1966; Fever Burkill,1966; Poultice Burkill,1966; Wound Burkill,1966

Ageratum conyzoides (ASTERACEAE)

Abdomen Ayensu; Abortifacient Eb30: 140, Wong; Ague Woi.1; Burn Ayensu; Colic Ayensu; Collyrium Ayensu; Cough Eb30: 140, Wong; Craw-Craw Ayensu; Cystitis Eb30: 140, Wong; Decoagulant Eb30: 140, Wong; Depurative Eb30: 140, Wong; Diabetes Eb30: 140, Wong; Dyspepsia Ayensu; Emetic Ayensu; Expectorant* Eb30: 140; Eye Ayensu; Fever Ayensu; Flu Eb30: 140, Wong; Hemostat Duke,1972; Infection Eb25: 438; Lithontriptic Ayensu; Pneumonia Ayensu; Poison Lewis; Puerperium Eb30: 140, Wong; Purgative Ayensu; Resolvent Pittier; Rheumatism Pittier; Sleeping sickness Ayensu; Sore Ayensu, Woi.1; Stimulant* Eb30: 140; Sudorific Ayensu; Syphilis Ayensu; Tumor Hartwell; Uterus Ayensu; Venereal Duke,1972; Vulnerary Eb25: 438; Wound Ayensu, Eb25: 438, Eb32: 282, Woi.1

* = 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 14:58:55 EDT 2002

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