Ailanthus altissima

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Ailanthus altissima

Chinese medicine
A rapid-growing tree used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine, every part of which has been used for some ailment, including mental illness, insomnia, boils and abscesses, dysentery, intestinal haemorrhage, menorrhagia, spermatorrhea, malaria, arrhythmias, asthma and epilepsy. It is said to downregulate the immune system.
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When we did some clearing of Ailanthus this past spring, we did all our felling and trimming cuts with the regular bar lubricating oil replaced by "mycospored oil," a vegetable oil carrying a heavy load of oyster mushroom spore.
orientalis, an experiment was carried out on five forest tree species: Azadirachta indica, Albizia lebbeck, Moringa oleifera, Ailanthus excelsa and Zizyphus jujuba.
There was one little Ailanthus tree struggling up out of a heap of rubble.
He brought there "the river within him," "the smell of ailanthus plants," "the rose garden" and the "yew tree.
Don't forget that the branch in The Almanac Branch is both the ailanthus branch where Grace Brush's migrainous "light people" dance, but also the nefarious branch of her father's corporation.
I suspect that when Marden draws with the branch of an ailanthus tree, he, too, feels involved in a similar endeavor.
His articles have appeared in Encounter, Shofar, New Conversations, Ailanthus, Religion and Intellectual Life, and J.
There is a garden with an Ailanthus tree which is accessible from the rear space.
And indeed, we find ourselves at the ASPCA in time for Friday morning euthanasia, as well as at Madison Square Garden for the horse show; the common ailanthus has its moment in the sun along with the roses; and if a well-publicized name turns up on a page, it is most likely as a figure of urbane speech.
In the city, a house--for the average resident--simmers down to a room, a garden to a geranium plant, a wood lot to an ailanthus tree.
Remedies: Abelmoschus, Acetic Acid, Aethusa, Ailanthus, Anantherum, Argemon, Asclepias, Tuberosa, Baptisia, Benzoic Acid, Bryonia, Carbo Vegetabilis, Carnegia gigantean, Chamomilla, Doryphora, Euphrasia, Gallic Acid, Gambogia, Helleborus, Hyoscyamus, Ipecac, Lycopus, Mancinella, Nux Moschata, Nux Vomica, Paris, Petroleum, Polystyrene, Podophyllum, Pyrogenium, Rheum, Rhus Tox, Sacchrum Album, Sulphuricum Acidum, Thyroidinum, Veratrum Veride, Viscum.