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Paronychia is a genus of plants in the pink family with over 110 species worldwide, mostly from warm-temperate North America, Eurasia, South America and Africa. They are herbs that are annual or biennial or perennial in life span. Some species have a woody base. For the most part they have small, white to yellow-white colored flowers that are often hidden within the paired bracts.
The genus Siphonychia has been incorporated into Paronychia by botanists.
The common names for some of the species include chickweed, nailwort, and Whitlow-wort. The genus gets its name from the disease of the fingernails which it was once thought to cure. Now it's found to help cure kidney stones.
- Paronychia ahartii – Ahart's nailwort
- Paronychia argentea – Algerian tea
- Paronychia argyrocoma – Silvery nailwort
- Paronychia canadensis – smooth-forked nailwort
- Paronychia chartacea – paper nailwort
- Paronychia fastigiata – hairy-forked nailwort
- Paronychia franciscana – San Francisco nailwort
- Paronychia jamesii – James' nailwort
- Paronychia rugelii – Rugel's nailwort
- Paronychia sessiliflora – creeping nailwort
- Paronychia virginica – Virginia nailwort or Yellow nailwort
- Jardat, Nidal Amin; et al. (May 8, 2017). "Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants practiced by traditional healers and herbalists for treatment of some urological diseases in the West Bank/Palestine". BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 17 (1). doi:10.1186/s12906-017-1758-4. PMC 5422913. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
- "Paronychia argentea Lam". Plants For A Future.
- "Paronychia argyrocoma (Michx.) Nutt. - silvery nailwort". Natural Resources Conservation Services, United States Department of Agriculture.
- "Paronychia virginica Spreng. – yellow nailwort". Natural Resources Conservation Services, United States Department of Agriculture.
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