Family, Asteraceae – sunflowers, tournesols. Genus, Ambrosia L. – ragweed, bursage. Species, Ambrosia peruviana Willd. – Peruvian ragweed. *Ambrosia peruviana Willd. Search in The Plant List Search in IPNI Search in Australian Plant Name Index Search in NYBG Virtual Herbarium Search in. National Distribution. Canada. Origin: Native. Regularity: Regularly occurring. Currently: Present. Confidence: Confident.

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Annual plant, very aromatic, up to 2 m high, covered by long hairs.

Ambrosia peruviana

Leaves, alternate or opposite, cm long, bipinnatifid. Male flowers greenish, in long terminal clusters; female flowers grouped in leaf axils.

Fruit keeled, 2- 2. Due to the presence of allergenic pollen in the stem and leaves, wash vegetal material before use.

Ambrosia peruviana Willd.

There is no available information establishing a means of preparation and dosage other than that referred to by traditional use. The pollen deposited on the stem and leaves may cause reactions of hypersensitivity. Animals were observed for loss of weight, skin or mucosa alterations, diarrhea, convulsions and other nervous system alterations for 14 days following single administration.


There is no available information documenting the safety of medicinal use in children or in pregnant or lactating women.

The infusion lyophilized of the fresh leaf does not contain detectable amounts of quercetin or quercetrin, through determination in HPLC high pressure liquid chromatography.

The leaf and peruvinaa contain sesquiterpenes: A polar aqueous fraction and an apolar organic fraction were then obtained. The decoction of the dried leaf 1,5 and 30 g in mL of distilled water administered orally to rats and mice 0.

Ambrosia peruviana | TRAMIL

Rev Cuba Plantas Med 3 1: The information provided is for educational purposes only for the benefit of the general public and health professionals. It is not intended to take the place of either the written law or regulations. Since some parts of plants could be toxic, might induce side effects, or might have interactions with certain drugs, anyone intending to use them or their products must first consult with a physician or another qualified health care professional.


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Artocarpus altilis var non-seminifera. Artocarpus altilis var seminifera.

Tropicos | Name – *Ambrosia peruviana Willd.

Botanical description Annual plant, very aromatic, up to 2 m high, covered by long hairs. For colic, stomach pain and headache: According to available information: Not for use during pregnancy, during lactation or by children under 5 years old.

The aerial part contains flavonoids: