Orai: 1 definition


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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Orai in India is the name of a plant defined with Vetiveria zizanioides in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Echinochloa squarrosa (L.f.) Roem. & Schult. (among others).

2) Orai in Philippines is also identified with Amaranthus spinosus It has the synonym Galliaria spinosa (L.) Nieuwl. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Ann. Agric. Environ. Med. (2002)
· Essai d’une Nouvelle Agrostographie (1812)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1849)
· Bulletin de l’Institut Française d’Afrique Noire (1960)
· Nouveau Bulletin des Sciences, Publie par la Société Philomatique de Paris (1822)
· Systema Vegetabilium, editio decima sexta (1825)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Orai, for example diet and recipes, side effects, chemical composition, health benefits, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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