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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Aesculus paviaRed Buckeye21
Agastache rugosaKorean Mint43
Akebia quinataAkebia, Chocolate vine, Fiveleaf Akebia, Chocolate Vine42
Albizia proceraWhite Siris, Tall Albizia, Forest Siris12
Allium sativumGarlic, Cultivated garlic55
Allium sativum ophioscorodonSerpent Garlic55
Alnus japonicaJapanese Alder01
Aloe arborescensCandelabra Aloe, Tree Aloe, Mountain Bush Aloe25
Aloe veraAloe Vera, Barbados aloe, First Aid Plant, Medicinal Aloe15
Annona squamosaSugar Apple, Sweetsop, Custard Apple52
Aralia elataJapanese Angelica Tree, Angelica Tree32
Ardisia japonicaMarlberry03
Arisaema amurenseTian Nan Xing23
Aristolochia contortaMa Dou Ling13
Arnebia euchroma 02
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Asparagus cochinchinensisChinese Asparagus33
Asparagus officinalisAsparagus, Garden asparagus43
Aster tataricusTartarian Aster13
Astragalus membranaceusHuang Qi05
Avena sativaOats, Common oat33
Bacopa monnieriHerb of Grace, Brahmi, Smooth Water Hyssop34
Bellis perennisDaisy, Lawndaisy, English Daisy23
Benincasa hispidaWax Gourd33
Berberis aggregataSalmon Barberry32
Berberis amurensis 22
Berberis angulosa 32
Berberis aristataChitra, Indian Barberry or Tree Turmeric43
Berberis asiaticaChutro, Rasanjan (Nep); marpyashi (Newa); Daruharidra, Darbi (Sans)43
Berberis buxifoliaMagellan Barberry42
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