Crotalaria pallida - Smooth crotalaria, Ajaemile, Striped Crotalaria Seeds

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Botanical name: Crotalaria pallida
Common name: Smooth crotalaria
Family: Fabaceae


The plant is grown as a ground cover and a green manure crop, especially in the inter-rows of rubber trees and coconut palms. Flowers are eaten as a vegetable in Cambodia, where the seeds are roasted and grounded for use as a sort of coffee beverage. The roots are sometimes chewed with betel nuts in Vietnam. In traditional medicine, the plant is used to treat urinary problems and fever, a poultice of the roots is applied to swelling of joints and an extract of the leaves is taken to expel intestinal worms.

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