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  Lippia alba (P. Mill.) N.E. Br.ex Britt.& Wilson
 
Scientific Name  Lippia alba (P. Mill.) N.E. Br.ex Britt.& Wilson
Family Name  Verbenaceae
Common Name  Bushy Lippia, Hierba buena
Photo link  http://jouet.roger.free.fr/photos/aout/lippia.jpg
Studies on Diabetes 
Other Uses  Folk uses include respiratory, gastrointestinal and menstrual disorders; has antibiotic activity (Kay 1996).
Formulations used by  Informants  Hot infusion.
Phytochemistry  Ascorbic acid, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and hernandulcin (Kay 1996).
Potential Adverse  Effects  May cause renal irritation (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=632&brand_id=, accessed 4/27/04).
Potential Medication  Interactions  No clinical medication interactions were noted.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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