acinosa. See the illustration and image here:
What we found in Uttaranchal, and believe to be P. acinosa, is also
On Aug 18, 4:02 pm, Pankaj Oudhia <pankajoud...@gmail.com
> Thanks Gurcharan ji for nice pictures. My Guru Dr.Guha of Raipur was using
> it as Homoeo-medicine in treatment of breast cancer with much success.
> Pankaj Oudhia
> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com
> > Phytolacca acinosa from Kashmir, common at altitudes above 2000 m in grazed
> > areas, roadsides. Photographed from Pahalgam on June 20, 2010.
> > Common names:
> > English:India pokeweed, Indian poke, Sweet belladona
> > Chinese: Shaug lu
> > Hindi: Matazor, Sarangum
> > Kashmir: Lubar sag
> > Punjab: Lubar, Rinsag
> > Kamaon: Jarak, Jirrag
> > Assam: Jaiong
> > Young leaves and twigs cooked as vegetable, but should be carefully used as
> > plant can be easily mistaken with Atropa belladona whose consumption can
> > causeserious food poisoning (plants of Phytolacca are taller with larger and
> > broader leaves; inflorescence totally different; narcotic, but effect
> > destroyed on boiling; roots and leaves are often mixed in consignments of
> > Atropa accidently/unknowingly or purposely.
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