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Lens culinaris

Latin Name: Lens culinaris
English Name: Lentil
Sanskrit / Indian Name: Masura

A small, erect, softly pubescent herb.
The seeds contain flavonoids, kaempferol-3-a-L-rhamnopyranoside-7-O-ß-glucopyranoside and kaempferol-7-O-rutinoside, saccharides, ciceritol (manninotriose, a-D-galactopyranosyl-(1->6)-a-D-galactopyranosyl-(1->2)-4-O-methyl-chiro-inositol), D-glucose, D-fructose, sucrose, raffinose, stachyose and verbascose, and sterol, 24-methylene-25-methylcholesterol.

The paste of the seeds is a cleansing application on the face.