Aristolochia


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aristolochia

(ˌærɪstəʊˈləʊkɪə)
n
(Plants) any of various plants of the genus Aristolochia of the family Aristolochiaceae
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Noun1.aristolochia - birthwortsAristolochia - birthworts; Dutchman's-pipe    
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Aristolochiaceae, birthwort family, family Aristolochiaceae - family of birthworts (including wild ginger)
Aristolochia clematitis, birthwort - creeping plant having curving flowers thought to resemble fetuses; native to Europe; naturalized Great Britain and eastern North America
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Roots of Aristolochia repens (Akogun), Citrullus lanatus (bara), Gladiolus daleni (Alubosa baka), Mondia whitei (Isirigun) and Curculigo pilosa (Epakun), as well as Trona (Kahun bilala), are heated together.
He also pointed out that Aristolochia plant, along with its multiple species, could cause renal failure and urinary cancer, adding that another plant; Kava, also known as Piper Methysticum, has a direct impact on human nervous system, as well as toxic effect on the liver.
Aristolochia debilis, known as Chinese fairy vine, is currently used to treat venomous bites, stomach pains, sore throats and dry coughs.
Both episodes resulted from exposure to aristolochic acid, a powerful kidney toxin and carcinogen found in various Aristolochia plant species.
Breuner listed other herbal products available online but deemed unsafe for children: aconite (also known as bushi), species from the genus Aristolochia, belladonna, blue cohosh, borage, broom, calamus, chaparral, coltsfoot, comfrey, germander, life root, lobelia, pennyroyal, poke root, sassafras, skullcap, tansy ragwort, and wormwood.
Aristolochia chilensis samples were collected at different sites arranged in a rocky hillside in the supralittoral zone of Totoralillo beach (Coquimbo, Chile, 29[degrees] 58' S; 71[degrees] 22' W) [13,14].
Breuner listed herbal products available online but deemed unsafe for children: aconite (also known as bushi), species from the genus Aristolochia, belladonna, blue cohosh, borage, broom, calamus, chaparral, coltsfoot, comfrey germander, life root, lobelia, pennyroyal, poke root, sassafras, skullcap, tansy ragwort, and wormwood.
Maytenus rigida and Aristolochia birostris in the radicular meristem of the onion, Allium cepa.