Aristolochia


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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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These include single-ingredient products labeled as Aristolochia (e.
Ethno-medico-botanical studies of Cheriya Arayan and Valiya Arayan (Aristolochia indica, Linn; Aristolochia tagala Cham).
Aristolochia variifolia simillima perianthio rubello fauce maculis atropurpureis instructa limbo papilloso reticulato differt.
The recently published monograph of Aristolochiaceae for the Flora of Paraguay revives the traditional delimitation of Aristolochia with respect to the monotypic genera Euglypha y Holostylis.
titanum, Rafflesias, and the pelican flower, Aristolochia gigantea, whose pipe-shaped flowers can reach more than a foot long.
Aristolochia and Rafflesia, Lecythidaceae, Passiflora, the legume (sub-) families, Asclepias, and the evolutionary steps that led to these bizarre flowers, and finally, in the Monocotyledons, the ginger and orchid families.
They encompass a diverse group of more than 200 structures with restricted occurrence in certain higher plant taxa belonging to species Aristolochia, Argemone, Ceratocapnos, Chelidonium, Corydalis, Cynanchum, Dicentra, Fumaria, Papaver, Pergularia, Platycapnos, Rupicapnos, Sarcocapnos, Sanguinera, and Tylophora (Sato 2013; Nakagawa, et al.
For instance, the plant Aristolochia indica, was used for treatment of indigestion and flatulence in cattle as well as abnormal swelling of abdomen in humans.
Abutilon Acacia Acalypha Aristolochia Ayenia Brongniartia Bursera Caesalpinia Calliandra Cephalocereus Colubrina Cordia Croton Cuphea Desmodium Dioscorea Diospyros Euphorbia Gonolobus Heliocarpus Heliotropium Indigofera Ipomoea Jatropha Justicia Leucaena Lonchocarpus Lysiloma Manihot Marina Marsdenia Matelea Mimosa Opuntia Otopappus Passiflora Perymenium Randia Ruellia Senna Serjania Sida Sideroxylon Stenocereus Tillandsia Triumfetta Trixis Verbesina Vernonia
2004), que verificaram que os extratos de folhas de Aristolochia esperanzae reduziram a porcentagem de germinacao de sementes de alface a partir da concentracao 50%, sendo que as diferencas tornaramse mais acentuadas com o aumento da concentracao.