Psychotria Viridis (Chacruna)

Psychotria viridis Psychotria viridis is a perennial shrub of the family Rubiaceae. In the Quechua languages it is called chacruna or chacrona. In Quechua, chaqruy is a verb meaning “to mix”. P. viridis is a close relative of Psychotria carthagenensis (a.k.a. samiruka or amiruca) of Ecuador. The leaves differ by P. viridis having leaf edges […]

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Pengum Harmala (Syrian Rue)

Pengum Harmala Peganum harmala, commonly called wild rue,[1] Syrian rue,[1] African rue,[1] esfand,[2] or harmel,[1] (among other similar pronunciations and spellings), is a perennial, herbaceous plant, with a woody underground root-stock, of the family Nitrariaceae, usually growing in saline soils in temperate desert and Mediterranean regions. Its common English-language name came about because of a […]

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