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


Abelmoschus esculentus basic info
Scientific Name: Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench.
Family: Malvaceae.
Genus: Abelmoschus.
Common names in English: lady's-fingers, okra.
For common names of Abelmoschus esculentus in different languages - See link
Description: Okra or Okro (US /ˈoʊkrə/ or UK /ˈɒkrə/; Abelmoschus esculentus Moench), known in many English-speaking countries as ladies' fingers, bhindi, bamia, ochro or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. The geographical origin of okra is disputed, with supporters of West African, Ethiopian, and South Asian origins. The plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world. - for more info about Abelmoschus esculentus See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Abelmoschus esculentus
*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


Abelmoschus esculentus in other websites
Abelmoschus esculentus 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 Abelmoschus esculentus - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Abelmoschus esculentus - See link.


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