Synonyms: Podophyllum Rhizome, Podophylli -Rhizoma, Mayapple Root, American Mandrake Botanical source: Podophyllum consists of the dried rhizome of Podophyllum peltatum Linn., a low growing woodland plant of the family Berberidaceae. Geographical source: The drug is obtained from plants growing in Eastern U.S.A.,...
Synonyms: Licorice, Liquorice Root, Glycyrrhiza, Glycyrrhizae Radix Botanical source: Liquorice is derived from the stolons and roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn. and other species of the genus Glycyrrhiza (Family Papilionaceae). Geographical source: Glycyrrhiza glabra is cultivated in England, Sicily and Spain. It is also...
Synonyms: Zingiber, Rhizoma Zingiberis Botanical source: Ginger consists of the dried rhizomes of cultivated Zingiber officinale Roscoe devoid of their dark outer skin. The plant is a perennial herb of the family Zingiberaceae. Geographical source: Ginger plant is indigenous to Southeastern Asia and...
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: 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...
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