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Guinea Hen Weed (Petiveria alliacea) also known as guinea henweed, garlic weed or gully root is a traditional medicinal herbal plant remedy with an unpleasant strong odor. It is often boiled for tea.
Sinónimos:
Gully Root, Guinea Hen Weed
Categorías: Planta medicinal
Petiveria (Wikipedia)

Petiveria
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Petiveriaceae
Genus:Petiveria
L.
Species:
P. alliacea
Binomial name
Petiveria alliacea
L.
Synonyms

Mapa graveolens
Petiveria corrientina
Petiveria foetida
Petiveria graveolens
Petiveria hexandria
Petiveria paraguayensis

Petiveria is a genus of flowering plants in the pigeonberry family, Petiveriaceae. The sole species it contains, Petiveria alliacea, is native to Florida and the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and tropical South America. Introduced populations occur in Benin and Nigeria. It is a deeply rooted herbaceous perennial shrub growing up to 1 m (3.3 ft) in height and has small greenish piccate flowers. The roots and leaves have a strong acrid, garlic-like odor which taints the milk and meat of animals that graze on it.

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