Argemone


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Argemone

a genus of the plant family Papaveraceae, the poppy family. Includes A. mexicana, A. ochroleuca, A. subfusiformis; contains isoquinoline alkaloids including sanguinarine, which causes mucosal irritation and also interference with pyruvate oxidation in brain tissue. The sanguinarine is excreted in cows' milk and may be linked to the occurrence of endemic primary glaucoma of humans. The seeds of A. mexicana and A. ochroleuca are frequent contaminants of grain fed to chicken, causing low egg production, edema, ataxia, comb cyanosis and gastroenteritis. Dried plants in hay may cause chronic heart failure in cattle. Called also Mexican poppy.
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The whole plants of Xanthium brasilicum and Argemone mexicana were collected between January 2008 and April 2008.
Antibacterial potentiality of Argemone mexicana solvent extracts against some pathogenic bacteria.
The selected medicinal plants Vitex negundo (leaves), Argemone maxicana (roots), Moringa oleifera (bark), Solanum virgirnianum fruit) and Datura metel (roots) were collected in the month of November 2006 from a field near Nanded City (MS), while the Cuminum cyminum (seeds) and Zingiber officinale (rhizome) were purchased from the local market at Nanded city (MS).
Raven Oenethera laciniata Hill CA,CO,E,P N Papaveraceae Argemone albiflora Hornem, B N subsp.
and they constituted the greater part of the biomass, followed by the herbs Argemone sp.
Voucher specimens of the collected species (number in parenthesis) are deposited at the BHCB Herbarium, ICB, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Argemone mexicana L.
I found, however, remarkable aspects of the mixing of local pharmacopoeias with other world traditional medicines even from remote areas in America, an example is the use of an American medicinal species: Argemone mexicana L.