Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Copaifera officinalis (FABACEAE)

Diuretic Steinmetz; Gonorrhea Steinmetz; Laxative Steinmetz; Maggot Duke,1972; Massage Duke,1972; Purgative Steinmetz; Stimulant Steinmetz; Venereal Duke,1972; Vermifuge Duke,1972; Vulnerary Steinmetz; Witchcraft Duke,1972

* = 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 15:47:40 EDT 2002

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