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Botanical name of tea is
A) Piper nigrum
B) Camellia sinensis
C) Allium cepa
D) Capsicum

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Hint: It is a species of an evergreen shrub or small tree whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea.

Complete Answer:
- Piper nigrum is a black pepper. It is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae and species is P. nigrum. Black pepper fruits are the sources of frequently used spices and also used in traditional medicine especially for digestives.
- The botanical name of tea is Camellia sinensis and the common names include “tea tree”, “tea shrub” or “tea plant”. It is a kind of beverage which is generally prepared by using boiling water along with leaves of the evergreen shrub Camellia sinensis. It is of the genus Camellia of flowering plants in the family Theaceae and species is sinensis.
- Allium cepa is the botanical name of onion. It belongs to family Liliaceae, genus Allium and species A. cepa. Onion is a source of various biological active compounds that are good for health purposes.
- Capsicum is a genus of flowering plants of the family Solanaceae. Capsicums are an excellent source of vitamin A and C.

Hence the correct answer is option ‘B’.

Note: Camellia sinensis originated in the south-east part of Asia, which included few parts of northeast India, southwest China and Tibet and north Burma. Some people use it as a medicinal drink.