Synonyms: Strychni Semina, Crow Fig. Botanical source: Nux-vomica consists of the dried seeds of Strychnos nux-vomica Linn., a small tree of the family Loganiaceae. Geographical source: The plant grows wild in India, West Indies, and Cameroon and sporadically in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. Macroscopical characters: The...
Synonyms: Ground Nut, Earth Nut, Arachis Seed. Botanical Source: Peanut consists of the seeds of Arachis hypogoea Lirin., an annual plant of the family Papilionaceae. Geographical Source of Peanut: The plant is a native of tropical South America and is now widely cultivated throughout...
Synonyms: Anise Fruit, Anisum, Anisi Fructus Botanical Source Aniseed consists of the dried, ripe fruits of Pimpinella anisum Linn., an annual plant of the family Umbelliferae. Geographical Source of Aniseed The plant is indigenous to Greece, Turkey, and Egypt, but widely cultivated in both...
Synonyms: Chamomile Flowers, Roman Chamomile, Anthemidis Flores. Botanical source: Chamomile consists of the dried, expanded double flower heads of Anthemis nobilis Linn collected from cultivated plants. The plant is a procumbent perennial herb of the family Compositae. Geographical source: Chamomile is...
Resins are regarded as end products of destructive metabolism. They occur in special ducts or cavities in plant tissues. When dry they are usually hard, transparent or translucent amorphous solids, which readily fuse upon heating. Chemically, they are complex...
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