toothbrush tree

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Noun1.toothbrush tree - glabrous or pubescent evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Salvadora; twigs are fibrous and in some parts of the world are bound together in clusters and used as a toothbrush; shoots are used as camel fodder; plant ash provides salt
genus Salvadora, Salvadora - genus of evergreen trees or shrubs; fruit is a drupe; grows in Africa through Arabia to India and China
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
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The methanolic extract of toothbrush tree [20], five fingers (16) and Persimmon [9] with the scientific name "Diospyros mespiliformis" reduces mortality rate of seizures in mice.
Washington, January 15 ( ANI ): Researchers have found that a compound from the South African toothbrush tree inactivates a drug target for tuberculosis in a previously unseen way.
Among the Dinka Lost Boys, 3 (20%) reported use of the toothbrush tree once per day, and twelve (80%) reported use 2 to 3 times a day.