argemone


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argemone

(ˌɑːdʒəˈməʊnɪ)
n
(Plants) any of various plants of the genus Argemone of the family Papaveraceae, which are native to the Americas, have large white or yellow flowers and are covered in prickles
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Noun1.argemone - any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and podsargemone - any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America
genus Argemone - prickly poppies
Argemone mexicana, Mexican poppy - annual herb with prickly stems and large yellow flowers; southern United States to West Indies and Mexico
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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The objectives of this study were to determine the content of secondary metabolites (carotenoids, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, and tannins) of Argemone mexicana L.
Our study was focused on Argemone ochroleuca Sweet (Papaveraceae), a plant that is native to Mexico and known locally as "chicalote," which is widely distributed from the southern United States across Mexico to Central and South America, the Caribbean, Australia (Heard & Segura 2012; Brahmachari et al.
59 Argemone mexicana -- -- -- -- Bidens pilosa -- -- -- -- Cenchrus echinatus 8.
Gray B, C, S E [Drummond's Oxalis] Papaveraceae Argemone albiflora Hornem.
Vegetable oils Argemone and mineral infection and cancer
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.
En Argemone mexicana, que es una pianta toxica para el ganado, se encuentran alcaloides que atacan el sistema nervioso centrai, tales como berbecina, protopina, protopinahidrociorina, sanguinarina y dihydro-sanguinarina (Schmeizer y Gurib-Fakin, 2010).
Erythrina variegata, which was used by Kaviraj 2 along with Trichosanthes dioica and Argemone mexicana to treat fever, is known in Ayurveda as 'Paaribhadra', and is used in Ayurvedic medicines to treat fever.
The etiological agent responsible for epidemic dropsy is sanguinarine, alkaloid in nature and found in seeds of argemone mexicana.