You may query Dr. Duke’s database for phytochemical activities in any plant. For instance I used this database to query herbs with cancer fighting ability, detailed in The Cancer Journal .
It’s interesting to search the phytochemicals and their effects in the plants in your garden or plant foods in your refrigerator! Try searching something simple like Red Clover – this is a principle ingredient in many cancer fighting formulas. I was astounded to find the number of cancer fighting phytochemicals in this simple plant.
You can search the database in the following ways:
Chemicals and activities in a particular plant.
High concentration chemicals.
Chemicals with one activity.
List chemicals and activities for a plant.
Plants with a chosen chemical.
Activities of a chosen chemical.
List activities and plants for a chemical.
List common activities (synergies) for a list of chemicals.
Plants with a specific activity.
Search for plants with several activities.
Chemicals with a specific activity.
Lethal dose (LD) information for a chemical.
Search for plants/chemicals with one or more activities.
Search for plants/chemicals with a superactivity.
Ethnobotanical uses for a particular plant.
Plants with a particular ethnobotanical use.