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,...
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 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...
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...
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