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...
Synonyms Bitter Apple, Colocynthis, Colocynth Pulp, Fructus Colocynthidis Botanical Source Colocynth consists of the dried pulp of the fruits of Citrullus colocynthis Sch., an annual or perennial herb of the family Cucurbitaceae. Geographical Source Supply of the drug is mainly derived from Syria, Cyprus,...
Synonyms Quillaia Bark, Soap Bark, Cortex Quillaiae Botanical source Quillaia consists of the dried bark of Quillaja Saponaria Mol. and other species of Quillaja of the family Rosaceae. These are all large trees. Quillaia Geographical Source Quillaja saponaria is indigenous to Chile and Peru. Macroscopical...
Synonyms: Senna Leaves, Folia Sennae Senna Leaves Botanical source: Senna consists of the dried leaflets of Cassia senna Linn. (Cassia acutifolia Delile) (known in commerce as Alexandrian or Egyptian Senna) and Cassia Angustifolia Vahl. (commercially known as Tinnevclly Senna). The plants,...
Synonyms: Coca Leaves, Folia Cocae Botanical source: Coca consists of the dried leaves of Erythroxylum coca Lam. (Bolivian or Huanuco coca) and E. truxillense Rusby (Peruvian or Truxillo coca) of the family Erythroxylaceae. Coca plants are small shrubs. Geographical Source ofCoca...
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