Pueraria


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Pueraria

 

a genus of perennial twining plants of the family Leguminosae. The leaves are ternate, and the dark blue or purple flowers are gathered in axillary racemes or panicles. The fruit is a flat, elongate pod.

There are about 15 species (according to other data, as many as 35), distributed in Southern and Eastern Asia, New Guinea, and Polynesia. The kudzu (P. lobata, formerly P. hirsuta) is an arborescent liana or herbaceous perennial with a twining or prostrate stem. It has large leaves and purple flowers in long racemes. The plant grows wild in China, Japan, and Korea. It is cultivated in the subtropics and tropics mainly for fodder (green feed and hay), fiber, and green manure. The roots and pods are sometimes used as a vegetable in food preparation. Starch is obtained from the roots, and the stems yield a strong fiber. The kudzu is an effective soil stabilizer. It is grown as an ornamental in the Crimea and on the Black Sea Shore of the Caucasus. The plant escapes cultivation easily, forming thick covers.

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Tripathi, "Antioxidant activity of tuberosin isolated from Pueraria tuberose Linn," Journal of Inflammation, vol.
Lee, "Structure-activity relationships of components from the roots of Pueraria thunbergiana having aldose reductase inhibitory and antioxidative activity," Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, vol.
Iridaceae September 9, 2001 spontanea 019-088 Arisaema ringens Araceae October 11, 2002 028-080 Carduus crispus Compositae May 18, 2005 036-088 Pueraria thunbergiana Leguminosae August 6, 2009 Medical herb extracts were obtained from Plant Extract Bank (PEB) at Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (Daejeon, Korea).
A producao de biomassa das leguminosas Acacia angustissima e Gliricidia sepium, tanto quanto da Pueraria phaseoloides foi variavel de um ano para outro e por vezes, superior ao relatado em outras pesquisas, demonstrando que essas especies podem responder muito diversamente aos diferentes tipos de manejo e as diferentes condicoes edafoclimaticas.
Application times###Mucuna bracteata, Pueraria javanica+Centrosema pubescens, Calopogonium caeruleum+Centrosema pubescens###Axonopus compressus
The acid-soluble polysaccharides and acid-insoluble polysaccharides compositions of kudzu root (Pueraria lobata) during its growth are presented in Figures 4(a) and 4(b).
Similarly, Casini and Olivero [19] tested the influence of seed leachates, water extracts of residues, and root exudates of legume cover crops, namely, Pueraria phaseoloides, Canavalia ensiformis, and Mucuna pruriens on germination and seedling growth of Imperata brasiliensis.
Exceptional forage regrowth, nodulation and nitrogenase activity of kudzu (Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohivi) grown in eroded dougherty loam subsoil.
b) Leguminosas cultivadas: Alfalfa (Medicago sativa), trebol rojo (Trifolium repens), trebol blanco (Trifolium perenne), kudzu (Pueraria phaseloides), centrocema (Centrocema pubescens) y calopo o rastrera (Calopogonio mucunoides).
Patches of kudzu (Pueraria lobata) and several old-fields occurred throughout the site.
He previously released research purporting to show that white kwao keur (Pueraria minifica) can make a woman's bust larger.