Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Maytenus ilicifolia (CELASTRACEAE)

Analgesic Uphof; Antifertility Eb31: 299; Apertif Uphof; Astringent Uphof; Cancer Hartwell; Cicatrizant Uphof; Contraceptive Eb31: 303; Intestine Uphof; Stomachic Uphof; Tea Uphof; Tonic Uphof

* = 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 16:18:08 EDT 2002

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