What is Astragal, Scientific and common names of astragal in international languages
Scientific: Astragalus gummifer
Latin name: Astragalus gossypinus Fisch.
English name: Locoweed, Milk–vetch, Astragal, Cow-toe, Feal broom, Gum tragacanth plant
French: Astragale, Tragacanthe
German: Astragel, Tragant
Persian: Gavan-e- sefid, Gavan Panbei, Katira
Arabic: Kasira, Baizae, Mokhlab al oghab, Qatad
Katira, a plant sap which is collected from plants of Astragalus genus and Fabaceae family commonly named as Gavan through air or stem.
Astragal (Gavan) characteristics
Gavan is a low growing bush 10 t0 15 cm tall. Different species of astragal appear as shrubs or herbaceous annual and perennials which grow in mountain and sub mountain areas.