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...
Synonyms Caryophyllum, Caryophyllus, Caryophylli Botanical Source of Clove Flower Clove is the dried flower buds of Eugenia caryophyllus (Spring.) Spraque, and evergreen tree of the family Myrtaceae. Geographical source Eugenia caryophyllus is indigenous to Molucca islands and is now commercially cultivated in Zanzibar and Pamba...
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...
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...
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