Aristolochia


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Related to Aristolochia: Aristolochia clematitis, Aristolochia macrophylla, Aristolochia durior, Aristolochia gigantea

Aristolochia

(a-ris″tŏ-lō′kē-ă) [L. aristolochia fr Gr. aristolocheia, birthwort]
A large genus of over 500 plants, from several of which derivatives are promoted as dietary supplements, e.g., A. serpentaria, Virginia snakeroot, and A. serpentaria, Texas snakeroot.

Aristolochia

a plant genus of the family Aristolochiaceae. Contains toxic alkaloid aristolochine which causes purgation; effect resembles that of aloin. Includes A. bracteata, A. clematitis (birthwort), A. densivenia, A. elegans (Dutchman's pipe). A. elegans is toxic to the larvae of Australian butterflies.
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Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family) Aristolochia tomentosa Sims: Pipe vine; native; FAC; 7
More than 70 people suffered kidney failure in Belgium in 1993 after taking a slimming preparation in which aristolochia had been used instead of stephania.
Evers (1968) listed this species on Aristolochia grandiflora, Brassica oleracea botrytis group, Brassica oleracea acephala group and Xanthosoma roseum.
Seventy Belgians also had kidney trouble after they took Aristolochia instead of harmless Stephania and Clematis which treat similar problems.
At the same time, the common observed ranges of AA-I in various species of Aristolochia were also evaluated and compared with Herba Asari in our study.
In the multiple-to-one case (multiple plant parts from the same species serve as different TCM herbs), the three herbs, madouling, qingmuxiang and tianxianteng, are derived, respectively, from the fruit, root and stem of Aristolochia debilis, or A.
Revision of the North and Central American hexandrous species of Aristolochia (Aristolochiaceae).
Nineteen species, including Aristolochia serpentaria, Arnoglossum reniforme, Asclepias quadrifolia, Aureolaria virginica, Clematis viorna, Symphyotrichum prenanthoides, and Trillium nivale, have a C of 8.
A large colony of Aristolochia tomentosa occurs in the northwest corner along the woods' edge.
The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of Bouvardia ternifolia, Aristolochia elegans and Vitex mollis extracts on Centruroides limpidus limpidus venom lethality in mice, and to determine their antagonist activity on guinea pig ileum.