uzara root

uza·​ra root | \ üˈzärə- \
variants: or usara root \ üˈsärə-​ \

Definition of uzara root

: the root of a South African woody herb (Dicoma anomala) of the family Compositae that yields uzarin and that is dried and used by the native people as a masticatory for dysentery

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“Uzara root.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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