Synonyms: Tragacanth Gum, Tragacantha, Persian Tragacanth Biological source: Tragacanth is the dried gummy exudate obtained by incision from the stems of Astragalus gummifer Labill. and some other species of Astragalus of the family Papilionaceae. Geographical source: Astragalus species, which are thorny and branching shrubs,...
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...
Synonyms: Male Fern, Filix Mas, Male Fern Rhizome Botanical source: Aspidium consists of the rhizome frond bases and apical buds of Dryopteris filix-mas (Linn.) Sch., which is a fern (Pteridophyte) of the family Polypodiaceae. Geographical source: Dryopteris filix-mas grows abundantly in Britain and other...
Corms are condensed forms of rhizomes consisting of stout, solid, fleshy underground stems growing vertically. They are usually more or less rounded in shape or often somewhat flattened. Corms bear one or more buds in the axils of scale...
Synonyms: Turmeric Rhizome, Curcumae Rhizoma Botanical source: Turmeric consists of the boiled and dried whole or split and unpeeled rhizome of Curcuma domestica Val. and Curcuma longa Linn. of the family Zingiberaceae. Geographical source: Turmeric is obtained from plants cultivated in India, China, Indonesia,...
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