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Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. F. & Thoms (Menispermaceae)
A large, perennial, deciduous, climbing herbaceous vine, that is distributed throughout India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and China. In Ayurveda, it is mentioned as rasayan and is traditionally used for theExpand
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Quercus infectoria G. Olivier (Fagaceae)
It is a native of Greece, Iran, Syria, Turkey, southwest Asia, and southern Europe. Greeks and Romans used galls for their astringent properties, and they were introduced into India via the PersianExpand
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Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br. (Apocynaceae)
A tall evergreen tree widely cultivated throughout India and also found in China, Africa, southeast Asia, Latin America, and Australia. The bark is reputed in Hindu medicine for ages as tonic,Expand
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Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae)
A fast-growing, deciduous tree, native of the Indian subcontinent, but cultivated in all tropical and subtropical regions of the world. All parts of the tree are used as highly nutritive vegetable inExpand
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Azadirachta indica A. Juss. (Meliaceae)
A fast-growing, evergreen tree, native to the Indian subcontinent, India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Maldives, widely cultivated in Africa, and in southern part of Iran, butExpand
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Euphorbia hirta L.; Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Mills. (Euphorbiaceae)
The plant is an annual, hairy herb, that is native to India but pantropic in distribution, and grows in the Philippines in open grasslands, roadsides and pathways. The plant supposedly possessesExpand
Borago officinalis L. (Boraginaceae)
An annual herbaceous and hairy herb, native to the Mediterranean region, but naturalized in other parts of the world, North Africa and Asia Minor; cultivated as an ornamental and medicinal plant, andExpand
Vernonia anthelmintica Willd. (Asteraceae/Compositae)
An annual plant, native to the temperate regions of Garhwal Himalayas, India. It is a highly esteemed remedy for leucoderma and psoriasis, and also used as an anthelmintic in combination with otherExpand
Lactuca sativa L. (Asteraceae/Compositae)
Lettuce was introduced to the Greeks and Romans by the Egyptians, who first cultivated it as early as 2680 B.C. for its oil seeds and edible leaves. Lettuce also became the first vegetable to beExpand
Anacyclus pyrethrum (L.) Lag (Asteraceae/Compositae)
This perennial plant, in appearance like chamomile, is found in north India, Africa, Syria, Algeria, Morocco, and the Mediterranean region. Avicenna said it purges phlegm and boiling it in vinegarExpand