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Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical databases facilitate in-depth plant, chemical, bioactivity, and ethnobotany searches using scientific or common names. Search results can be downloaded in PDF or spreadsheet form. Of interest to pharmaceutical, nutritional, and biomedical research, as well alternative therapies and herbal products.


Key: A= Biological Activity C= Chemical E= Ethnobotany Plant P= Plant S= Syndrome U= Ethnobotany Use
P Bactris gasipaes (Peach palm; Pejibaye)
P Balanites aegyptiacus (Desert Date; Soapberry Tree; dattier du desert (Fr.); dattier sauvage (Fr.); heglik (Fr.); Zachunbaum (Ger.); betu (Indi)
P Ballota nigra (Black Horehound)
P Banisteriopsis caapi (Ayahuasca; Caapi; Yage; Soul Vine; Spirit Vine)
P Baptisia tinctoria (Wild Indigo)
P Barosma betulina (Buchu)
P Basella alba (Vinespinach)
P Belamcanda chinensis (Leopard Lily; Blackberry Lily; Shenan; Iris Tigre (Fr.); Leopardenblume (Ger.); Maravilla (Sp.); Mariposa (Sp.))
P Benincasa hispida (Waxgourd)
P Berberis vulgaris (Barberry)
P Bertholletia excelsa (Brazilnut; Brazilnut-Tree; Creamnut; Paranut)
P Beta vulgaris (Beet; Beetroot; Sugar Beet; Garden Beet)