Saussurea


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Related to Saussurea: Saussurea costus, Saussurea lappa
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Noun1.Saussurea - genus of herbs of temperate and cool regions of Eurasia
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
costusroot, Saussurea costus, Saussurea lappa - annual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs
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Rutin, a flavonoid and principal component of Saussurea involucrata, attenuates physical fatigue in a forced swimming mouse model.
Human-induced dwarfing of Himalayan snow lotas, Saussurea laniceps (Asteraceae).
Officials of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau ( WCCB), western region, identified the plant as the rare " Saussurea costus", or " kuth", which grows only at high altitudes of 8,000- 12,000 feet in very cold climate.
2009) found that a DSE strain EF-37 enhanced the content of flavonoids in Saussurea involucrata seedlings.
Of the 90 medicinal plant species used for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, the following 15 are considered rare and endangered: Aconitum heterophyllum, Angelica glauca, Paris polyphylla, Thalictrumfoliolosum, Artemisia maritima, Zanthoxylum armatum, Delphinium cashmerianum, Gloriosa superba, Nardostachys jatamansi, Rheum australe, Podophyllum hexandrum, Hippophea salicifolia, Picrorhiza kurrooa, Terminalia chebula and Saussurea costus.
Similarly selaginellin, a compound extracted from the plant Saussurea pulvinata, showed a neuroprotective effect in a glutamate neurotoxicity model in PC12 cells by trapping ROS and regulating the expression of the klotho gene, which has an antiapoptotic role [64].
One hundred and twenty (120) dogs were used in 12 cotrolled experiments to compare the efficacy of Nigella sativa, Saussurea lappa and Allium cepa with metronidazole against amoebiasis.
Using herbarium specimens collected earlier (TK, NS and NSK), and our own field observations, we recorded all localities of Saussurea baicalensis, S.