Ricinus


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Ricinus

(ris'i-nŭs),
A genus of plants (family Euphorbiaceae) with one species, Ricinus communis, the castor oil plant, the source of castor oil; the leaves are said to be a galactagogue.
Synonym(s): castor bean
[L.]

Ricinus

/Ric·i·nus/ (ris´ĭ-nus) a genus of plants, including R. commu´nis, or castor oil plant, the seeds of which afford castor oil. See also ricin.

castor bean

Herbal medicine
The kernel of the seeds of Ricinus communis, which contain the highly toxic ricin and ricinine.
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Digestibilidad in situ de diferentes partes morfologicas de Ricinus communis como forrajes para rumiantes.
Transmission cycles of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato involving Ixodes ricinus and I.
Ixodes ricinus was observed throughout the study period with a peak in the month of June (13 ticks), while Haemaphysalis punctata was observed only in the first four months with a maximum of 15 ticks in April (Figure 4).
Guner ES, Hashimoto N, Nobuhiro T, et al: First isolation and characterization of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato strains from Ixodes ricinus ticks in Turkey.
Non-wood fibrous plants for pulp and paper manufacture (Adhatoda vasica, Ipomea carnea and Ricinus communis)--chemical and anatomical studies.
The present study was undertaken to characterize the peroxidases from the leaves of Ricinus communis and their kinetic studies.
ricinus estan presentes aunque en menor medida en la zona de estudio.
Results: Butea monosperma leaves and roots, Vitex negando root and Aegle marmelo leaves showed significant inhibition of motility of microfilariae as compared to controls whereas inhibitory activity demonstrated by Ricinus communis L.
As part of its life cycle the sheep tick, Ixodes ricinus, needs a blood meal from a host animal and the adult females are most likely to be found attached to the head, legs or other areas of skin not covered by wool.