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  Gnaphalium L.
 
Scientific Name  Gnaphalium L.
Family Name  Asteraceae
Common Name  Cudweed, Gordolobo
Photo link  http://kaweahoaks.com/html/cudweed.html
Studies on Diabetes  Kay (1996) states Gnaphalium spp. has hypoglycemic activity, no clinical studies were found on diabetes.
Other Uses  Upper respiratory infections; smooth muscle relaxant, antiinflammatory, antibiotic (Kay 1996).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared hot infusion (13 Flores).
Phytochemistry  Triterpenes, flavonoids, sterols and tannins (Kay 1996).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Possible uterine stimulant (Kay 1996); possible allergic reactions (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=505&brand_id=, accessed 4/26/04).
Potential Medication  Interactions  No clinical medication interactions were found.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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