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Eucalyptus
  Eucalyptus April 15, 2014
used to drain swamps and thereby reduce the risk of malaria Eucalyptus
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Papaya
  Papaya March 02, 2014
Papayas can be used as a food, a cooking aid and in traditional medicine. The stem and bark may be used in rope production. Papaya
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Paduak
  Paduak December 23, 2013
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Psychotria Viridis
  Psychotria Viridis August 03, 2013
Chacruna. This is a sacred plant used by shamans and curanderos in their native rituals. The Machiguenga people of Peru use juice from the leaves as eye drops to treat migraine headaches. Psychotria Viridis
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Amaranthus Tricolour
  Amaranthus Tricolour August 01, 2013
Amaranthus Tricolour
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Scleranthus Biflorus
  Scleranthus Biflorus August 01, 2013
Scleranthus Biflorus
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Mandragora Turcomanica
  Mandragora Turcomanica August 01, 2013
Mandragora Turcomanica
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Mimosa Pudica
  Mimosa Pudica August 01, 2013
http://www.ijpsdr.com/pdf/vol5-issue2/1.pdf Mimosa Pudica
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Lilium Formosanum
  Lilium Formosanum August 01, 2013
Lilium Formosanum
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Common Evening Primrose
  Common Evening Primrose September 03, 2011
http://www.complete-herbal.com/details/eveningprimrose.htm Common Evening Primrose
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RedBud
  RedBud August 30, 2010
Early settlers sometimes used redbud blossoms as a salad food. Redbud bark was used to treat common maladies and sometimes even leukemia. Medicinal Uses: A tea made from the inner bark is highly astringent. Used in the treatment of fevers, diarrhea and dysentery, it is also a folk remedy for leukemia. A cold infusion of the roots and inner bark have been used to treat various chest complaints including whooping cough and congestion. Bark of redbud has been used as an astringent in the treatment RedBud
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Avocado
  Avocado July 31, 2010
P. americana has a long history of being cultivated in Central and South America; a water jar shaped like an avocado, dating to A.D. 900, was discovered in the pre-Incan city of Chan Chan, though there is evidence of cultivation in Mexico for as long as 10,000 years. The earliest known written account of the avocado in Europe is that of Martin Fernandez de Esciso (c. 1470–c. 1528) in 1518 or 1519 in his book, Suma de Geografía que Trata de Todas las Partidas y Provincias del Mundo. The fi Avocado
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Persimmon
  Persimmon July 18, 2010
Used as food and medicine by many Native American tribes. The persimmon native to North America is the diaspyros virginiana that the Algonquin Indians called "putchamin, pasiminan, or pessamin," depending on the dialect of the tribe. Medicinal Uses: A decoction of the boiled fruit was used to treat bloody stools. (This probably refers to the unripe fruit, which is very astringent). The leaves are rich in vitamin C and are used as an antiscorbutic. A decoction of the inner-bark is high Persimmon
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Cashew
  Cashew July 14, 2010
It was brought to India and East Africa during the 1400s by Portuguese missionaries. Medicinal Uses: The cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL), a by-product of processing cashew, is mostly composed of anacardic acids. These acids have been used effectively in vivo against tooth abcesses due to their lethality to gram positive bacteria. They are also active against a wide range of other gram-positive bacteria. Many parts of the plant are used by the Patamona of Gyana medicinally. The bark is scraped and Cashew
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Cacao
  Cacao July 09, 2010
The first Europeans to encounter cacao were Christopher Columbus and his crew in 1502, when they captured a canoe at Guanaja that contained a quantity of mysterious-looking “almonds.” The first real European knowledge about chocolate came in the form of a beverage which was first introduced to the Spanish at their meeting with Moctezuma in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in 1519. Cortez and others noted the vast quantities of this beverage that the Aztec emperor consumed, and how it was carefu Cacao
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Papery Birch
  Papery Birch June 30, 2010
Papery Birch
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Birch Tree
  Birch Tree June 25, 2010
Birch Tree
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Sassafras
  Sassafras June 23, 2010
The name sassafras is a Native American name used by the Spanish and French in Florida in the middle of the 16th century. In 1577, the use of sassafras by Native Americans was reported and in 1587, Sir Walter Raleigh brought it back to England from the Virginia Colony. In the early 17th century (1602—1603), several ships were dispatched from England to the colonies to collect sassafras roots; the colonists used the wood to build forts. These forays were known as the Great Sassafras Hunts. Sassa Sassafras
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Desert Date
  Desert Date June 22, 2010
Medicinal Uses: It is useful in anti bacterial, loss of appetite, pain in abdomen. The fruits have been used in the treatment of liver and spleen diseases. The fruit is also known to kill the snails, which carry schistosomiasis and bilharzia flukes (Tredgold 1986). The roots are used for abdominal pains and as a purgative. Gum from the wood is mixed with maize meal porridge to treat chest complaints. It is used as a prophylactic against schistosomiasis by adding it to drinking water. Food Uses Desert Date
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Common Winterberry
  Common Winterberry June 22, 2010
The berries were used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes, the origin of the name "fever bush". Medicinal Uses: Black alder is tonic, alterative, and astringent. It strengthens the circulation, improves nutrition, and aids in the removal of waste material, thus effectually aiding the vegetative processes. It has been used with good effect in jaundice, diarrhoea, gangrene, and all diseases attended with great weakness. It has also been of service in dropsy. Two drachms of the po Common Winterberry
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Flame of the Forest
  Flame of the Forest June 21, 2010
Medicinal Uses: Bark has medicinal properties. The traditional healers use the leaves of Peltophorum in form of decoction, to wash the unhealthy skin. It is commonly used in treatment of skin troubles. The healers use its fresh leaves also for this purpose. It is frequently used in treatment of ringworm. The traditional healers use this herb as major ingredient in popular herbal combinations used internally in treatment of constipation. The healers of Southern Chhattisgarh in India, use the leaf Flame of the Forest
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Rose of Sharon
  Rose of Sharon June 21, 2010
Rose of Sharon was first introduced into North America before 1600. Medicinal Uses: The leaves are diuretic, expectorant and stomachic. A decoction of the flowers is diuretic, ophthalmic and stomachic. It is also used in the treatment of itch and other skin diseases, dizziness and bloody stools accompanied by much gas. A decoction of the root bark is antiphlogistic, demulcent, emollient, febrifuge, haemostatic and vermifuge. It is used in the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, abdominal pain, le Rose of Sharon
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Holly
  Holly June 21, 2010
The ancient Romans used holly in their winter Saturnalia festivals. When early Christians celebrated the birth of Jesus in December, they too "decked the halls with boughs of holly" to avoid attracting unwanted attention. As the population of Christians grew, holly lost its pagan association and became a symbol of the Christmas season and has even been featured on United States postage stamps. Medicinal Uses: Holly leaves were formerly used as a diaphoretic and an infusion of them was Holly
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Mimosa
  Mimosa June 20, 2010
Silk tree was introduced to the U.S. in 1745. Silk tree continues to be a popular ornamental because of its fragrant and showy flowers. Medicinal Uses: Extracts of the plant have been shown in scientific trials to be a moderate diuretic, depress duodenal contractions similar to atropine sulphone, promote regeneration of nerves, and reduce menorrhagia (Modern-natural 2001). Antidepressant activity has been demonstrated in humans (Martínez and others 1996). Root extracts are reported to b Mimosa
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Red Buckeye
  Red Buckeye June 20, 2010
Early settlers made a soap substitute from its gummy roots, and they made home remedies from its bitter bark. Native American Indians used crushed branches from this tree and other buckeyes to drug fish in order to make them easier to catch. Medicinal Uses: The powdered bark is hypnotic and odontalgic. It is used in the treatment of ulcers. A poultice of the powdered seeds has been used in the treatment of cancer tumors and infections, and as a salve for sores. An infusion of the roots has been Red Buckeye
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RedBud
  RedBud June 19, 2010
Early settlers sometimes used redbud blossoms as a salad food. Redbud bark was used to treat common maladies and sometimes even leukemia Medicinal Uses: A tea made from the inner bark is highly astringent. Used in the treatment of fevers, diarrhea and dysentery, it is also a folk remedy for leukemia. A cold infusion of the roots and inner bark have been used to treat various chest complaints including whooping cough and congestion. Bark of redbud has been used as an astringent in the treatment o RedBud
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Southern Magnolia
  Southern Magnolia June 17, 2010
Magnolias have long been known and used in China. References to their medicinal qualities go back to as early as 1083. After the Spanish conquest of Mexico, Philip II commissioned his court physician Francisco Hernandez in 1570 to undertake a scientific expedition. Hernandez made numerous descriptions of plants, accompanied by drawings, but publication was delayed and hampered by a series of accidents. Between 1629 and 1651 the material was re-edited by members of the Accademia dei Lincei and is Southern Magnolia
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Lilac
  Lilac June 17, 2010
Lilacs in the United States date back to the mid 1750's. They were grown in America's first botanical gardens and were popular in New England. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew them in their gardens. Lilac bushes can live for hundreds of years, so a bush planted at that time may still be around. Lilacs originated from Europe and Asia, with the majority of natural varieties coming from Asia. In Europe, lilacs came from the Balkans, France and Turkey. The lilac has lived close to m Lilac
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Common Buttonbush
  Common Buttonbush June 15, 2010
It was cultivated as early as 1735 as a honey plant. A decoction of the inner bark was used by Native Americans as an emetic. The bark was also used as a substitute for quinine. The Choctaw and Seminole peoples used decoctions of buttonbush bark for treating several internal maladies including diarrhea and stomach aches. Medicinal Uses: Buttonbush was often employed medicinally by native North American Indian tribes who used it to treat a range of ailments. It is little used in modern Herbalism. Common Buttonbush
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Colorado Pinyon Pine
  Colorado Pinyon Pine June 02, 2010
The edible pine kernel (pine nut pr pinon) gave its name to the 'pineal gland', which it resembles in size and appearance. According to eastern philosophies, the pineal gland is the seat of the soul. For a long time Western medicine was mystified by it, but now it seems clear that, though very small in size, the pineal gland plays an important role in regulating individual biorhythms, in itself a rather perplexing process The turpentine obtained from the resin of all pine trees is antiseptic, di Colorado Pinyon Pine
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