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French translation: Pueraria

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English term or phrase:Gegen
French translation:Pueraria
Entered by: Bruce Sanderson
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02:32 Oct 4, 2001
English to French translations [PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: Gegen
Some sort of product or herb used in the preparation of special teas.
Excerpt:
Tea extract, Gegen, Dried peel, Cassia Obtusifolia L.

Is this a plant or herb or chemical?
Bruce Sanderson
Local time: 03:42
Puereria
Explanation:
from what i can tell, Gegen is the Chinese name for Puereria...

Judging by these references, it would appear to fit the context!

I don't think there is a French name for Puereria, so best to use the Latin.


"pueraria
gegen
resolves surface, expels heat, promotes furuncle eruption, increases salivation, controls diarrhea, nourishes muscles and vessels"


"Puereria Tuberosa



PLANT PART USED :

Tubers.



DESCRIPTION :

A large perennial climber with very large tuberous rots, distributed nearly throughout India, except in very humid or very arid regions, and ascending up to 1,200 m. Stems woody, up to 12 cm. in diam.,leaves trifoliolate ; flowers blue or purplish blue, in racemes 15 - 30 cm. long ; pods flat, 5 - 7 cm. long ; densely closed with long , silky , bristly brown hairs ; seeds 3 - 6. The tubers are large, 30 - 60 cm. long and 25 - 30 cm. broad, weighing up to 35 kg.



PHYTOACTIVE :

N.A.



DIRECTION FOR USE :

The roots are said to be used in medicine as a demulcent and refrigent in fevers, as cataplasm for swelling of joints, and as lactagogue.



CONTRAINDICATION :

N.A.



FORMULATION AND DOSAGES :

N.A."
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jgal
Local time: 03:42
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3 +1Puereria
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Puereria


Explanation:
from what i can tell, Gegen is the Chinese name for Puereria...

Judging by these references, it would appear to fit the context!

I don't think there is a French name for Puereria, so best to use the Latin.


"pueraria
gegen
resolves surface, expels heat, promotes furuncle eruption, increases salivation, controls diarrhea, nourishes muscles and vessels"


"Puereria Tuberosa



PLANT PART USED :

Tubers.



DESCRIPTION :

A large perennial climber with very large tuberous rots, distributed nearly throughout India, except in very humid or very arid regions, and ascending up to 1,200 m. Stems woody, up to 12 cm. in diam.,leaves trifoliolate ; flowers blue or purplish blue, in racemes 15 - 30 cm. long ; pods flat, 5 - 7 cm. long ; densely closed with long , silky , bristly brown hairs ; seeds 3 - 6. The tubers are large, 30 - 60 cm. long and 25 - 30 cm. broad, weighing up to 35 kg.



PHYTOACTIVE :

N.A.



DIRECTION FOR USE :

The roots are said to be used in medicine as a demulcent and refrigent in fevers, as cataplasm for swelling of joints, and as lactagogue.



CONTRAINDICATION :

N.A.



FORMULATION AND DOSAGES :

N.A."


    Reference: http://www.itmonline.org/arts/legumes.htm
    Reference: http://www.modern-natural.com/puereria_tuberosa.htm
jgal
Local time: 03:42
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