Monthly Archives: May 6, 2017

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Zeodary

Name : Zeodary Botanical : Curcuma zedoaria Other Names :Turmeric. Zitterwurzel. Family : Zingiberaceae Parts Used : Dried rhizome. Habitat : East Indies and Cochin-China. Description : There are two kinds of Zedoary, the long and the round, distinguished by the names of radix zedoaria longae (Curcuma Zerumbet, the Long Zedoary of the shops) and… Read more

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Zea Mays

Corn, Indian Name : Corn, Indian Botanical : Zea Mays Other Names :Maize. Family : Graminaceae Parts Used : Seeds. Habitat : South America; also cultivated in other parts of America, in the West Indian Islands, Australia, Africa, India, etc., and now in France. Description : A monoecious plant. Male flowers in terminal racemes; spikelets,… Read more

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Zanzibar Pepper

Name : Zanzibar Pepper Other Names :Africapepper, Africanred pepper, Americanpepper, Americanred pepper, Birdpepper, Capsicum, Chilipepper, Chilies, Cockspurpepper, Gardenpepper, Goatspepper, Podpepper, Redpepper, Spanishpepper, Zanzibarpepper Parts Used : Fruits Habitat : From the Greek kapto, I bite, capsicum is a biting plant. The bestcomes from Africa, Asia, and South America. It is produced in goodquality in the… Read more

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Red Silk Cotton Tree

Botanical Name : Bombax Ceiba Family Name : Bombacaceae Common Name : Red Silk Cotton Tree, Cotton Tree, Indian Bombax, Kapok . Part Used : Roots, Gum, Bark, Flowers, Seeds. Habitat : It is found in eastern-himalayan regions, abundant in assam and west bengal. Uses : The roots are sweet, cooling, stimulant, restorative, astringent, alternative,… Read more

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Rice

Name : Rice Botanical : Oryza sativa Other Names :Nivara.Dhan.O. montana.O. setegera.O. latifolia.Bras.Paddy. Family : Graminaceae Parts Used : The seeds. Habitat : East Indies. Most sub-tropical countries. Description : Rice is an annual plant with several jointed culms or stems from 2 to 10 feet long, the lower part floating in water or prostrate,… Read more

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Rauwolfia serpentina

Rauwolfia is an erect herb with a smooth stem. It grows in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand It is mostly found in moist deciduous forests at altitudes ranging from sea level to an altitude of 1,200 m high. In the Deccan, it is associated with bamboo forests.It is an evergreen, perennial, glabrous and… Read more