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Fruit of Punica granatum (family Punicaceae), a reddish yellow fruit the size of a large orange, containing many seeds enclosed in a reddish acidic pulp; used in diarrhea for its astringent properties; the bark of the tree and of the root contains pelletierine and other alkaloids and has been used as a teniacide.
Synonym(s): granatum
[L. pomum, apple, + granatus, many seeded, fr. granum, grain or seed]


An essence which, in the pseudoscience of flower essence therapy, is said to enhance feminine warmth, creativity and a sense of nurturing.


n Latin name:
Punica granatum; parts used: bark, fruit, peel, roots, stem; uses: antibacterial, anthelmintic, abortifacient, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, sore throat, antimicrobial, diabetes; precautions: abortifacient, pregnancy, lactation, children, liver disease, asthma, carcinogenic, overdose can be fatal. Also called
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1 Urea Consumption per Unit Area for Chinese Apple 32
Larger quantities of cheaply grown Chinese apples on Far and Middle Eastern markets could have repercussions for current suppliers from France and the United States which would be forced to concentrate on Western Europe where there is already overproduction.
Tesco and Marks & Spencer have already sold Chinese apples following visits and have been impressed by their quality.
2 Total Compound Fertilizer Consumption for Chinese Apple 40
The US believes that the real reason for the close was to pressurize the US to allow Chinese apples into the country.
We strongly support a strong science-based system to ensure that pest and disease issues are treated appropriately,'' Kurrle said, rather than a political solution that simply opens the door to Chinese apples.
Dick Lowes, MD of Empire World Trade, which supplies several multiples with Chinese apples, said: "This year our sales could be up by 30% over last year.

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