corkwood


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corkwood

Herbal medicine
An Australian tree which is an important commercial source of scopolamine and atropine.

corkwood,

n Latin name:
Duboisia myoporoides; parts used: leaves, stems, roots; uses: motion sickness, gastrointestinal spasms; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, stomach or genital blockage, congestive heart failure, enlarged prostates, hypertension, dysrhythmias, and stomach ulcers; can cause palpitations, tachycardia, confusion, restlessness, headaches, blurred sight, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, upset stomach. Also called
pituri.

corkwood

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Being 100% natural, biodegradable and recyclable, the corkwood bark that corks are punched from literally grows on trees, and is renewably harvested without the tree being cut down.
The inspections were of so-called Section 8 government-subsidized rental units in the 45500 blocks of Cedar and Corkwood avenues, officials said.
2000 (1847) Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia, from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a Distance of Upward of 3000 Miles, during the Years 1844-1845, Corkwood Press, Adelaide.
At 30 points it is just 5 points bigger than the smallest champions on the Register--the northern bayberry and corkwood.