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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Abutilon theophrastiChina Jute, Velvetleaf, Butterprint Buttonweed Jute, China Mallow, Indian Velvet Leaf32
Acanthus mollisBear's Breeches02
Alcea roseaHollyhock32
Aloe veraAloe Vera, Barbados aloe, First Aid Plant, Medicinal Aloe15
Althaea officinalisMarsh Mallow, Common marshmallow55
Amaranthus spinosusSpiny Amaranth23
Angelica sinensisDang Gui - Dong Quai - Chinese Angelica05
Antennaria dioicaCatsfoot, Stoloniferous pussytoes02
Arachis hypogaeaPeanut42