By Jim Meuninck
An information-packed device for the beginner or convenient reference for the veteran. Distills years of data into an inexpensive and conveyable publication. With this advisor, you'll detect easy methods to determine medicinal vegetation within the contiguous usa.
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It is an emetic and purgative—a powerful laxative. Warning: The root is toxic and may kill worm infestations, but beware; the constituents are toxic internally—professional practitioners only. Root powder applied externally on difficult-to-heal sores. Fresh juice from the root (approximately 1 drop) put in the ear to improve hearing. In the mid-twentieth century, mayapple resin injected into venereal warts as a treatment. Modern uses: P. peltatum is Commission E–approved for treating warts, specifically genital warts.
Deltoides Bartr. ex Marsh) Identification: Many poplars have ovate leaves on long petioles that provide the quaking effect when the wind blows. Flowers are drooping catkins. Cottonwood (P. deltoides) has thick furrowed bark when mature. Aspen (P. tremuloides) is distinctive with its greenish-white bark and quaking leaves. Balsam Balsam producing end growth poplar (P. balsamifera) has broad heart-shaped leaves, 6”–10”, edged with fine teeth; slightly flattened to rounded leaf stalks. New-growth end buds of balsams are sticky (resinous) and aromatic.
When clogged, the screen was placed in the sun to dry. The dried sheets of duckweed harvest used as food, animal forage, and medicine. Duckweed produces more protein per square meter than soybeans and is used to feed fish, shrimp, poultry, and cattle. Its ability to clean water by purifying and concentrating nutrients makes it a candidate for use on sewage ponds. ; E. ) Identification: A 3’–5’ plant that appears in the spring as a naked segmented stem with a dry-tipped sporangium you can shake spores from.
Basic Illustrated Medicinal Plants (Basic Illustrated) by Jim Meuninck