Orobanche uniflora

Botanical Name: Orobanche uniflora
Family: Orobanchaceae
Genus: Orobanche
Species: O. uniflora
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Lamiales

Common Names :Oneflowered Broomrape, Cancer Root, or Naked Broomrape

Habitat : Orobanche uniflora  is native to much of North America, where it is a parasitic plant, tapping nutrients from many other species of plants, including those in the Asteraceae and Saxifragaceae families and in the genus Sedum.

Description:
Orobanche uniflora  is an annual parasitic herb.It grows to a height of five centimeters, and has short (up to 1 centimeter) scaly leaves, and yellowish-white or purple flowers, that can be up to 3.5 centimeters long. The flowers grow singularly on tall stalks.
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Medicinal Uses:
Used for both its laxative and sedative properties.  Folkloric use has been as a remedy for cancer.

Disclaimer:
The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

Resources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orobanche_uniflora
http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/orobancheunif.html
http://www.herbnet.com/Herb%20Uses_LMN.htm

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