Wild Castor

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :

 Ricinus Communis

MEDICINAL VALUE :

 Antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties were found in ethanolic extract of Ricinus communis root bark.

NUTRIENT VALUE :

 The seeds contain between 40% and 60% oil that is rich in triglycerides, mainly ricinolein. The seed contains ricin, a toxin, which is also present in lower concentrations throughout the plant.

CULINARY AND OTHER VALUES :

 The Bodo tribals of Bodoland, Assam (India), use the leaves of this plant to feed and rear the larvae of silkworms. Castor oil is a good motor lubricant and has been used in internal combustion engines.

GLOSSARY :

  • English : Wild Castor
  • Tamil : Adalai
  • Telugu : Nepalem
  • Kannada : Hathi Yele Haralu / Chika Kadu Haralu
  • Hindi : Lal-Bharenda
  • Bengali : Lal-Bharenda
  • Konkani : Dhakti Erndi
  • Marathi : Lal-Bharenda
  • Oriya : Nalibaigaba / Verenda
  • Punjabi : Lal-Bharenda
  • Tulu : Kinnialmbooru

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