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Contribution to the knowledge of the folk plant medicine in Calabria region (Southern Italy).

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Fitoterapia
0367-326X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
78
Issue
1
Pages
52–68
Identifiers
PMID: 17084993
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

A series of research on plants used in Calabria (Southern Italy) in the folk plant medicine was carried out in the last twenty years. The use of 104 taxa distributed into 42 families are described. Among the major findings: Ceterach officinarum as hypotensive; Heliotropium europaeum in the case of urinary inflammations; Silybum marianum for haemorrhoids; Arundo donax for pertussis and cystitis; Allium cepa for sties and flu; Laurus nobilis as galactagogue; Passiflora incarnata for burns, haemorrhoids and skin inflammations; Scrophularia canina for rhagas and wounds; Urtica membranacea for tussis and tonsillitis.

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