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Caralluma is a genus of flowering plants in the Dogbane family, Apocynaceae, consisting of about 120 species. The generic name is derived from the Arabic word “qahr al-luhum”, meaning “wound in the flesh” or “abscess,” referring to the floral odour. Most of the species occur in Africa, including several taxa valued by people for their medicinal properties.

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Caralluma edulis

Caralluma edulis is a slightly succulent herb with slender, much branched, subterete stem up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall, at apex tapering to a pointed tip…