Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

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Bidens pilosa L. (ASTERACEAE)

Ache(Tooth) Burkill,1966; Antidote Burkill,1966; Boil Burkill,1966; Conjunctivitis Burkill,1966; Cough Burkill,1966

Bidens pilosa (ASTERACEAE)

Ache(Tooth) Liogier; Aftosa Liogier; Allergy Ayensu; Amygdalitis Liogier; Angina Liogier; Bite(Snake) Ayensu; Boil Altschul; Bronchitis Ayensu; Cancer Eb29: 325; Carminative Eb29: 325; Catarrh Liogier; Cold Duke,1972; Colic Ayensu; Conjunctivitis Ayensu; Cough Ayensu, Woi.1; Diabetes Liogier, Martinez; Diarrhea Ayensu; Diuretic Eb29: 325, Liogier, Martinez; Dysentery Ayensu, Pittier; Ear Ayensu; Emmenagogue Liogier; Eye Altschul, Ayensu; Fever Eb29: 325; Food-Poison Eb25: 438; Heat rash Eb29: 325; Inflammation Ayensu; Intestine Ayensu; Intoxicant Eb25: 438; Itch Eb29: 325; Lactogogue Liogier; Liqueur Duke,1972; Liver Duke,1972; Magic Eb25: 352; Pectoral Liogier, Martinez; Rheumatism Ayensu, Duke,1972; Sclerosis(Glands) Hartwell; Sialogogue Liogier; Sore Eb29: 325; Stomach Eb25: 438; Stomatitis Liogier; Styptic Ayensu, Duke,1972; Urticaria Ayensu; Vulnerary Pittier

* = 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 15:21:14 EDT 2002

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