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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Dicentra cucullaria?
If you know websites containing any information about Dicentra cucullaria please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Dicentra cucullaria and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Dicentra cucullaria.


Dicentra cucullaria basic info
Scientific Name: Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh..
Family: Papaveraceae.
Genus: Dicentra.
Common names in English: turkey-corn.
Description: Dicentra cucullaria is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to rich woods of eastern North America, with a disjunct population in the Columbia River Basin. Also known by its common name "Dutchman's breeches" (has white flowers that look like white breeches). Native Americans and early white practitioners considered this plant useful for syphilis, skin conditions and as a blood purifier. - for more info about Dicentra cucullaria See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Dicentra cucullaria
  • Alterative
  • Preanesthetic(Veterinary)
  • Tonic
  • Tumor
*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


Dicentra cucullaria in other websites
Dicentra cucullaria 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 Dicentra cucullaria - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Dicentra cucullaria - See link.


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