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Uncaria acida ROXB. (PEDALIACEAE)

Anodyne Burkill,1966

Uncaria ferrea DC. (PEDALIACEAE)

Enterosis Burkill,1966; Sore Burkill,1966; Wound Burkill,1966

Uncaria gambier (PEDALIACEAE)

Astringent Woi.10; Masticatory Woi.10

Uncaria gambir ROXB. (PEDALIACEAE)

Burn Burkill,1966; Diarrhea Burkill,1966; Dysentery Burkill,1966; Scurf Burkill,1966; Sore(Throat) Burkill,1966

Uncaria gambir (PEDALIACEAE)

Astringent Bliss, Steinmetz; Masticatory Steinmetz, Uphof

Uncaria guianensis (PEDALIACEAE)

Dysentery Uphof

Uncaria insignis (PEDALIACEAE)

Sore Altschul

Uncaria longiflora MERR.. (PEDALIACEAE)

Anodyne Burkill,1966; Framboesia Burkill,1966; Rheumatism Burkill,1966; Thrush Burkill,1966

Uncaria perrottetii (PEDALIACEAE)

Hematuria Altschul; Puerperium Altschul

Uncaria rhnychophylla (PEDALIACEAE)

Ache(Head) Nas

Uncaria rhynchophylla (PEDALIACEAE)

Ache(Head) Hunan; Antispasmodic Takeda; Apoplexy Hunan; Astringent Bliss; Bilious Bliss; Cold Nas; Convulsion Hunan, Nas; Dysentery* Nas; Fever Bliss, Hunan, Nas; Flushing Nas; Hepatitis Nas; Hypertension* Nas, Hunan; Liver Hunan; Nerves Bliss; Puerperium Bliss; Sedative Takeda; Vertigo Bliss, Hunan, Nas

Uncaria sclerophylla ROXB. (PEDALIACEAE)

Sore Burkill,1966

Uncaria sclerophylla (PEDALIACEAE)

Callus Hartwell

Uncaria talbotii (PEDALIACEAE)

Cough Eb33: 326; Dentifrice Eb33: 326

Uncaria tonkinensis (PEDALIACEAE)

Depurative Uphof; Fever Uphof; Masticatory 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 16:49:09 EDT 2002

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