A large number of natural products of pharmaceutical and medicinal importance are obtained from animal sources. Some of them are used as pharmaceutic necessities or excipients in pharmaceutical preparations and others are used as important drugs or as nutritional...
Synonyms Flax Seed, Lini Semina, Linum Botanical Source Linseed is the dried ripe seed of Linum usitatissimum Linn., an annual herb of the family Linaceae. Geographical Source The plant is cultivated for its fibres, and seeds in South America, India, Bangladesh, Russia, Canada, the...
Fennel Fruit Synonyms: Fennel Fruit, Foeniculum, Foeniculi Fructus Botanical Source: Fennel consists of the dried ripe fruits of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. var. vulgare, a cultivated herb of the family Umbelliferae. Commercial Varieties There are a number of commercial varieties of Fennel, which include...
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 Cardamon Fruits, Cardamoni Fructus; Cardamomum Botanical Source of Cardamon Cardamon is the dried ripe or nearly ripe fruits of Elettaria cardamomum Matan. var. minuscule Burkill, a rhizomatous reed-like plant of the family Zingiberaceae. Although the seeds are used medicinally or as a...
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