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Uses of mesquite (Prosopis spp.)

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Mesquite leaves were once used medicinally; water infused with the leaves can be used as eye drops. The bean pods of the mesquite can be dried and ground into flour, adding a sweet, nutty taste to breads, or used to make jelly or wine. Mesquite preparations are not widely available in stores, but anyone who lives near these small trees can prepare remedies using traditional methods.

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Fagus sylvatica

Image of Fagus sylvaticaThe bark of the European Beech or Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica) contains antacid, antipyretic, antiseptic, antitussive, expectorant, odontalgic properties. A tar (or creosote), obtained by dry distillation of the branches, is stimulating and antiseptic.

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Fiddleneck is harmful to horses as well as other animals

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Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii or Amsinchkia intermerdia) is a flowering plant which has gently curling top like that of a fern. They are poisonous plants which have spread widely through regions over the years. When it comes to poisonous plants and pets the Fiddlenecks are thought to be harmful to horses as well as other animals.

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Justicia adhatoda

Image of Justicia adhatodaAdhatoda consists of the fresh or dried leaves of Justicia adhatoda, a shrub growing in India. When dry they are of a dull brownish-green colour; odour, characteristic; taste, bitter. Cattle do not eat this plant as the leaves emit an unpleassant smell.

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Plant can be used to treat Pneumonia

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Verbascum thapsus, Eucalyptus globules,Polygala senega, etc. plants can be used to treat pneumonia. 
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Adenanthera pavonina

Image of Adenanthera pavoninaAdenanthera pavonina is a species of tree, used for its timber. This tree is common within the tropics of the old world, particularly in the Maldives, principally upon the shores. The beauty of the seeds, their use as beads and for necklace, and their nourishing qualities, have combined to scatter the plant.

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Chemical constituents, Properties and uses of Poisonous Plant Poppy

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Opium (Papaver somniferum) is a poisonous plant that contains about 25 alkaloids among which morphine (10-16%) is the most important base. The other alkaloids isolated from the drug are codeine, narcotine, thebaine, noscapine, narceine, papaverine, etc. Opium is used to relieve pain, diarrhoea, dysentery, muscle spasms and cough.
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Uses of Bidens alba

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Bidens spp. are abundant “pest weeds” in Florida and indeed all over the world. There are more than 40 native species in the United States alone and over 230 worldwide. The dried leaves of various species have been used as a tobacco substitute, called “Fakahatchee Gold,” according to Daniel Austin in Florida Ethnobotany.
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Murraya koenigii (The Curry Tree)

Image of Murraya koenigiiThe leaves of Murraya koenigii are also used as a herb in Ayurvedic medicine. Their properties include much value as an antidiabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, anti-hypercholesterolemic etc. Curry leaves are also known to be good for hair, for keeping them healthy and long.

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Chemical constituents, Uses & Benefits of Bamboo

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Bamboo is best known for its hard stems (culms) that are used in place of wood for a variety of applications including: furniture, scaffolding, flutes, fence posts, flooring, and even bicycle frames. Bamboo is used in Chinese medicine for treating infections and healing.

 

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