Fennel Fruit Synonyms: Fennel Fruit, Foeniculum, Foeniculi Fructus Botanical Source: Fennel consists of the dried ripe fruits of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. var. vulgare, a cultivated herb of the family Umbelliferae. Commercial Varieties There are a number of commercial varieties of Fennel, which include...
Synonyms: Ipecac, Ipecacuanha Root, Ipecacuanhae Radix. Botanical source: Ipecacuanha consists of the dried, enlarged adventitious roots and slender rhizomes of Cephaelts ipecacuanha (Brot.) A. Rich. of the family Rubiaceae. Geographical source: The drug is obtained from plants growing both wild and cultivated in the forests...
Synonyms: Scilla, Scillac Bulbus, Scillae Radix. Botanical source: Squill consists of the sliced and dried fleshy scale leaves of the bulb of Urginea maritima (Linn.) Baker (=Urginea scilla Stein.) of the monocotyledonous family Liliaceae. Geographical source: Squill is largely obtained from Malta and the...
As mentioned before, only a few drugs of modern medicine that are directly obtained from plants have been listed here. In addition to these natural drugs of modern medicine, plants have also contributed and are still contributing to the development...
Synonym Quassia Wood, Quassia Lignum, Jamaka Quassia Botanical source Quassia is the stem wood of Acraena excelsa (Sw.) Lindl. (Picrasma excelsa or Aeschrion excelsa), the Jofty bitter wood tree of the family Simarubaceae. It is known in commerce as Jamaica Quassia. Quassia Geographical...