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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Of the 104 exotic taxa occurring at DWNP, twenty-one have a high invasive rank, such as Ailanthus altissima, Alliaria petiolata, Artemisia vulgaris, Conium maculatum, Dipsacus fullonum, Fallopia japonica, Lonicera spp.
3, Eupatorium cannabinum +, Lapsana communis +, Chenopodium album +, Dipsacus fullonum +, Carduus crispus +.
Ademas: Trifolium pratense +, Plantago lanceolata y Prunella vulgaris 1 en 1; Galium palustre, Lythrum salicaria y Rumex acetosa 1, Bromus hordeaceus, Cerastium vulgare, Geranium dissectum y Mentha x rotundifolia + en 2; Senecio vulgaris y Sinapis arvensis + en 4; Helianthus tuberosus 1, Anthriscus sylvestris y Arctium minus + en 5; Festuca arundinacea y Potentilla reptans 1 en 6; Dipsacus fullonum y Rumex sanguineus + en 7; Cyperus badius 1, Carex ovalis + en 8; Apium nodiflorum y Rubus caesius 1 en 9; Polygonum hydropiper 1 en 10; Cirsiumpyrenaicum s.
Common herbaceous species include Agrimonia parviflora, Calystegia sepium, Dipsacus fullonum ssp.
The dry open field habitat is populated by Ambrosia artemisiifolia, Cirsium discolor, Conyza canadensis, Dipsacus fullonum, Medicago lupulina, Plantago virginica, Potentilla recta, Setaria pumila, Solidago canadensis, Tridens flavus, and Verbascum blattaria.
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.