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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Descurainia sophia?
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Here is some basic information about Descurainia sophia and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Descurainia sophia.


Descurainia sophia basic info
Scientific Name: Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl.
Family: Brassicaceae.
Genus: Descurainia.
Common names in English: herb-Sophia, tansy mustard.
Description: Descurainia sophia was once given to patients suffering from dysentery and called by ancient herbalists Sophia Chirurgorum, "The Wisdom of Surgeons," on account of its healing properties. Also known by the common names: flixweed, herb-Sophia and tansy mustard. - for more info about Descurainia sophia See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Descurainia sophia
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Descurainia sophia in other websites
Descurainia sophia common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Descurainia sophia - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Descurainia sophia - See link.


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