Synonyms: Rauwolfia Serpentina, Rauwolfia Root, Indian Snake root, Sarpagondha, Chhotachand Botanical source: Rauwolfia consists of the dried roots of Rauvolfia serpentina Benth., a large shrub Apocynaceae. Geographical source: The Plant is indigenous to Bangladesh, India, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Macroscopical characters: The drug occurs in pieces,...
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: Insect flower, Pyrethri Flores, Flores Insectorum Botanical source: Pyrethrum Flower consists of the dried flower-heads of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium Vis., an annual herb of the family Compositae. Geographical source: The Pyrethrum flower plant is indigenous to the Balkans. The plant is...
Synonyms: Jalapa, Jalapae Radix Botanical source: Jalap consists of the dried tubercules of Ipomoea purga Hayne, a climbing, twining plant of the family Convolvulaceae. Geographical source: The plant is indigenous to Mexico and cultivated in India from where most of the commercial supply comes. Macroscopical...
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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