teasel

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teasel

Chinese medicine
A perennial plant, the root of which is analgesic, haemostatic and tonic; it is used for breast tumours, fractures, low back pain, menstrual disorders, postpartum bleeding, sports injuries, increased urinary frequency, and Raynaud phenomenon. 

Herbal medicine
Teasel was once used in Western herbal medicine as an anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, diuretic and digestive tonic; it is rarely used by modern herbologists.
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Candidates for the biological control of teasel, Dipsacus spp.
The effects of herbicide treatment, life history stage, and application date on cut and uncut teasel, Dipsacus laciniatus (Dipsacacae).
Agrostis gigantea and Dipsacus fullonum occur in the open mesic woods and wet meadow on the north, Prunella vulgaris occurs in the Carex sterilis dominated sedge meadow east of the central mesic woods, Rumex obtusifolius and Solanum duleamara occur in the large seep and lower quality fen in the southwest corner of the site, and Schedonorus arundinaceus occurs in the marl run of the calcareous fen west of the central mesic woods.
Development of the head and flower of Dipsacus sylvestris.
Since this site was converted from agricultural use to a tallgrass community, it still retained a legacy of nonnative weeds, species such as Cirsium arvense, Dipsacus fullonum, and Phalaris arundinacea.
Major invasive exotic species in wetlands of all types include Dipsacus sylvestris, Lysimachia nummularia, Morus alba, and Phalaris arundinacea.
Chelone glabra, Cuscuta gronovii (parasitic on teasel), Dipsacus sylvestris, Epilobium coloratum, Eupa torium perfoliatum, Impatiens capensis (abundant), I.