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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia concinnaShikakai, Soap-Pod21
Acmella oleraceaToothache plant, Paracress33
Aesculus hippocastanumHorse Chestnut, European Horsechestnut, Common Horsechestnut34
Afzelia africanaAfrican Mahogany22
Ailanthus altissimaTree Of Heaven13
Ajuga ivaHerb Ivy01
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Andrographis paniculataGreen Chireta, Creat, Nilavembu, Kirayat, Chuan Xin Lian, King of Bitters14
Angelica sinensisDang Gui - Dong Quai - Chinese Angelica05
Annona muricataSour Sop43
Areca catechuBetel Palm, Betel Nut Palm33
Artemisia annuaQing Hao, Sweet sagewort14
Artemisia caruifolia 13
Aspidosperma albumGuatambu02
Aster amellusIalian Aster22
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Baccharis genistelloidesCarqueja04
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Berberis aristataChitra, Indian Barberry or Tree Turmeric43
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberry33
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Boenninghausenia albiflora 02
Brucea antidysentericaWaginos14
Bupleurum chinenseBei Chai Hu23
Bupleurum falcatumThorow-Wax22
Bupleurum longiradiatum 12
Buxus sempervirensBox, Common box, American Boxwood12
Callicarpa americanaAmerican Beautyberry, Beautyberry, French Mulberry, American Beautyberry22
Cananga odorataYlang Ylang, Perfume Tree23
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