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Milkwort (Polygala paniculata)

Akar wangi or milkwort (Polygala paniculata) is a plant species in Polygalaceae, annual herb, erect, cylindrical stems, green or brown in color, branched, 15-50 cm high, grows in meadows and slopes at an elevation of 300-2000 meters.

P. paniculata has leaves shaped like spikes to oval elongated, thick, green with silver blotches, sharp base and tip, a vein in the middle.

Dlium Milkwort (Polygala paniculata)


Inflorescence in a panicle at the end of a stalk, the flowers are in rows, bloom alternately and are white or pink.

Akar wangi is used as an ornamental plant in space and medicine. Traditionally used as anticancer, antibacterial, antimycotic, against snake bites, blenorrhagias, gonorrhea, rheumatism on the back and eczema.

The roots are dried to perfume the wardrobe. This fragrant aroma comes from the essential oil produced in the roots.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Polygalaceae
Tribe: Polygaleae
Genus: Polygala
Species: Polygala paniculata

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