Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Quassia amara (SIMAROUBACEAE)

Astringent Steinmetz; Bite(Snake) Duke,1972, Gupta; Cancer Hartwell; Carcinoma Hartwell; Diarrhea Steinmetz; Digestive Steinmetz; Diuretic Pittier, Steinmetz; Dysentery Pittier, Steinmetz; Dyspepsia Martinez; Fever Duke,1972, Gupta, Liogier, Pittier, Steinmetz; Hyperglycemia Gupta; Insecticide* Woi.8, Liogier, Standley,Steyermark, Uphof; Laxative Pittier; Liver Duke,1972, Gupta; Malaria Eb24: 363, Steinmetz; Medicine Eb20: 293; Stimulant Uphof; Stomachic* Woi.8, Martinez, Takeda, Uphof; Tonic* Woi.8, Liogier, Martinez, Pittier, Steinmetz, Uphof; Vermicide Martinez; Vermifuge Gupta

* = 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 16:33:31 EDT 2002

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