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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Chelone glabraBalmony, White turtlehead03
Hibiscus cannabinusKenaf, Brown Indianhemp42
Podophyllum peltatumAmerican Mandrake, Mayapple, Ground Lemon, Mandrake, Mayapple24
Tragopogon porrifoliusSalsify32
Triticum aestivumBread Wheat, Common wheat42
Ulmus pumilaSiberian Elm, Hybrid elm22
Bambusa bambosGiant Thorny Bamboo33
Gnetum buchholzianumJointfir42
Hibiscus sabdariffaRoselle33
Mimosa pudicaMorivivir, Sensitive Plant22
Paullinia yocoYoco42
Syzygium aromaticumClove, Zanzibar Redhead44
Zingiber officinaleGinger: Common,Cooking Stem, Canton45
Piper sarmentosumBetel Leaf, Wild Betel32
Costus aferSpiral Ginger, Ginger lily, White spiral costus.24
Cyperus articulatusJointed flatsedge, Priprioca, Piripiri14
Diospyros malabaricaIndian Persimmon, Gaub, Timbiri, Mountain ebony13
Gmelina arboreaGmelina, Snapdragon, White Teak22
Pericopsis angolensisEast African afrormosia02
Pterocarpus indicusAmboyna, Indian Padauk, Burmese Rosewood, Narra, Bloodwood22
Scoparia dulcisSweet Broom, Licorice Weed, Vassourinha24
Tectona grandisTeak22
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