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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Guizotia abyssinica?
If you know websites containing any information about Guizotia abyssinica please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Guizotia abyssinica and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Guizotia abyssinica.


Guizotia abyssinica basic info
Scientific Name: Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass..
Family: Compositae.
Genus: Guizotia.
Common names in English: Nigerseed, ramtil.
For common names of Guizotia abyssinica in different languages - See link
Description: Guizotia abyssinica is an erect, stout, branched annual herb, grown for its edible oil and seed. Its cultivation originated in the Ethiopian highlands, and has spread to other parts of Ethiopia. Common names include: noog/nug, niger, nyger, nyjer, or Niger seed; ramtil or ramtilla; inga seed; and blackseed, khursani in marathi Gujitilin Assamese. - for more info about Guizotia abyssinica See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Guizotia abyssinica
  • Adulterant
  • Soap
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Guizotia abyssinica in other websites
Guizotia abyssinica common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Guizotia abyssinica - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Guizotia abyssinica - See link.


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