richter at gpu.utcs.utoronto.ca
Sun Jan 10 14:56:40 EST 1993
Has anyone heard of the Indian plant called "titha" (_Coptis teeta_)? I am
not sure whether it is an ayurvedic plant or not, but it apparently grows
in the state of Arunchal Pradesh. According to a government publication,
exports of the root and seeds are "virtually banned," so it is likely to
be a threatened species (although it is not on the CITES list).
According to a recent Indian magazine article, the tribals of A.P. regard
it as an "excellent" medicinal herb; but the article gives no clue as to
what it is used for.
There is a North American species _Coptis trifolia_ ("goldthread") which
is has well known medicinal properties.
Conrad Richter richter at gpu.utcs.utoronto.ca
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