The objectives of this study were to determine the content of secondary metabolites (carotenoids, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, and tannins) of Argemone mexicana
2003), most of the information that is available in the literature concerning their medicinal and insecticidal properties has been generated from research on the most abundant species, Argemone mexicana
2-5] Seeds of argemone mexicana
and mustard seeds are almost similar in external appearance cause accidental mixing of both seeds.
decoction for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria.
Seeds of Argemone mexicana
, crushed with fruits of Cleistanthus collinus are used to prepare a paste to treat skin diseases.
Estudio fitoquimico y biologico de las plantas Argemone mexicana
y Bocconia frutescens.
Voucher specimens of the collected species (number in parenthesis) are deposited at the BHCB Herbarium, ICB, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Argemone mexicana
los obtenidos con metanol de Eucaliptus globulus, Argemone mexicana
Systemic toxicity has been seen during outbreaks of 'epidemic dropsy,' due to ingestion (25), or transcutaneous absorption of topically applied (26) mustard oil that was contaminated during processing with oil from seeds of the weed Argemone mexicana
that was growing with the mustard.
Site collected Scientific name Tissue of Solvent (family) plant employed Sierra de Puebla Argemone mexicana
stem and hexane (Papaveraceae) leaf Tagetes erecta flowers hexane (Asteraceae) leaves ethanol Sierra de Bursera grandifolia leaves methanol Huautla, Morelos (Burseraceae) Prosopis laevigata leaves ketone (Fabaceae) Local Yautepec Allium sativum bulbs ketone Morelos Market (Amaryllidaceae) Chenopodium ambrosioides stem and ethanol (Amaranthaceae) leaf Site collected Scientific name Code Recovery (family) (%) Sierra de Puebla Argemone mexicana
With the purpose of searching for new antitrichomonal agents, Xanthium brasilicum Vell and Argemone mexicana
L, traditionally used for treatment of clinical signs associated with trichomoniasis such as venereal diseases, were selected to evaluate the activity of their chloroform, methanol and aqueous crude extracts against Trichomonas vaginalis trophozoites in vitro.
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