Euryale ferox information

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Euryale ferox basic info
Scientific Name: Euryale ferox Salisb..
Family: Nymphaeaceae.
Genus: Euryale.
Common names in English: foxnut, gorgon.
Description: Euryale ferox is a flowering plant, native to eastern Asia, and is found from India to Korea and Japan, as well as parts of eastern Russia. Also known as Makhana in Hindi and Punjabi, fox nut, foxnut, ‘thangjing’ in Meeteilon i.e. Manipuri, makhana, nikori (in Assamese), Onibas (Onibasu) in Japanese or gorgon nut). The seeds of foxnut are used in ayurvedic preparations and in traditional Chinese medicine, where they are often cooked in soups along with other ingredients. – for more info about Euryale ferox See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Euryale ferox
*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


Euryale ferox in other websites
Euryale ferox common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website – See link.
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