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  Geum urbanum L.
 
Scientific Name  Geum urbanum L.
Family Name  Rosaceae
Common Name  Avens, Chancarro
Photo link  http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/plants/magnoliophyta/magnoliophytina/magnoliopsida/rosaceae/geum/urbanum-1.jpg
Studies on Diabetes 
Other Uses  Folk use of related species includes diarrhea, colitis, uterine bleeding and fevers (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=210&brand_id=, accessed 4/23/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared hot infusion (Diabetina Columbina).
Phytochemistry  Related species have tannins and the volatile oil eugenol (NCMD: accessed 4/23/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  May be uterine stimulant; should not be used in pregnancy (NMCD accessed 4/23/04).
Potential Medication  Interactions  No clinical medication interactions were found.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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