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A genus of leguminous plants. The root of Abrus precatorius, Indian liquorice, is sometimes used as a substitute for liquorice; the seeds are toxic and chewing may cause vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, and death.
[more correctly Habrus, from G. habros, graceful]
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Kuo SC, Chen SC, Chen LH, Wu JB, Wang JP, Teng CM (1995) Potent antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory and antiallergic isoflavanquinones from the roots of Abrus precatorius.
Abrus precatorius PEP-103, PEP-104, Abridin, Dry extract from seeds Steroidal fraction.
An aqueous extract of Abrus precatorius leaves (400-1600 mg/kg p.o.) was administered to rats for 18 days.
The third ranked compound, abrine from the herb Abrus precatorius, has an immune-toxin [63] and can induce apoptosis [64,65].
Cuscutaceae Shorno lota Cuscuta verrucosa Sweet English: Giant dodder 15 Abrus precatorius L., syn.
An example of a complex decoction was the use of leaves of Abrus precatorius, which was boiled with leaves of Ocimum sanctum in a cup of water, till the volume was reduced by half.
While Kaviraj 1 treated diabetes with a combination of Ficus racemosa, Allium cepa, Allium sativum, Zingiber officinale, Capsicum frutescens, and Brassica napus or alternately, only with Abrus precatorius, Kaviraj 2 treated the same disease with a combination of Glycosmis pentaphylla and Sida rhombifolia, and Kaviraj 3 treated diabetes with a combination of Tinospora cordifolia and Curcuma longa.
Euphorbiaceae Biral kandani 16 Phyllanthus acidus Euphorbiaceae Royal, (L.) Skeels Ar-boroi 17 Abrus precatorius L.
A single plant part may be used to treat more than one ailment as was the case with Abrus precatorius, Pterocarpus marsupium, Tinospora cordifolia etc.
List of plant species used for the traditional management of BPH included Abrus precatorius (Oju ologbo); Adenopus breviflorus (Tagiri); alligator Pepper (Atare); pineapple; bamboo leaves; giant milkweed (Bomubomu); chilli pepper; pawpaw; African star apple (Agbalumo); lime; coconut; kola nut; sandpaper leaf (Epin) and bitter kola.