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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus moschatusMusk Mallow,Musk Okra23
Acinos rotundifolius 11
Aconitum heterophyllum 12
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Amaranthus polygamus 21
Aniba rosaeodoraBrazilian Rosewood, Rosewood-oil tree23
Anogeissus leiocarpaAfrican Birch24
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruit52
Asparagus racemosusShatavari35
Bambusa bambosGiant Thorny Bamboo33
Bauhinia vahliiMalu Creeper, Adda Leaf, Pahur Camel's Foot Creeper23
Benincasa hispidaWax Gourd33
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Borassus aethiopumAfrican Fan Palm, Palmyra Palm42
Borassus akeassiiAfrican Fan Palm42
Borojoa patinoiBorojo42
Celastrus dependens 12
Citrus reticulataMandarin, Tangerine, Unshu orange, Satsuma Orange,Temple Orange, Tangerine33
Clitoria marianaAtlantic Pigeonwings, Butterfly Pea00
Cnidium monnieriShe Chuang Zi, Monnier's snowparsley13
Codonopsis lanceolataTodok22
Codonopsis tangshenChuan Dang03
Codonopsis tubulosa 03
Colchicum luteum 02
Commelina dianthifoliaBirdbill Dayflower21
Crocus nudiflorus 23
Crocus sativusSaffron33
Cuminum cyminumCumin - Jeera43
Cuscuta chinensisChinese Dodder03
Cuscuta japonicaJapanese Dodder12
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