meaning of Calumba

Calumba meaning in General Dictionary

the source of a plant Jateorrhiza Calumba and most likely Cocculus palmatus indigenous in Mozambique It has an unpleasantly sour taste and it is utilized as a tonic and antiseptic

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  • The root of a plant (Jateorrhiza Calumba, and most likely Cocculus palmatus), native in Mozambique. It offers an unpleasantly bitter taste, and it is utilized as a tonic and antiseptic.

Sentence Examples with the word Calumba

The infusion is useful as a bitter tonic - a group of substances of which calumba is the type - and is also a very efficient anthelmintic for the threadworm (Oxyuris vermicularis).

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