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Guizotia abyssinica.

Botanical name:

Guizotia abyssinica Case. Compositae. Ramtil.

Tropical Africa. This plant is a native of Abyssinia, where it is cultivated, as well as in India, for the sake of its seeds, which yield an oil to pressure, bland like that of sesame and called ramtil. This oil is sweet and is used as a condiment and as a burning oil. It is much used for dressing food in Mysore.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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