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dodder

Chinese medicine
A parasitic growth on plants, the seeds of which are tonic, nutritive and general stimulants. Dodder is used to strengthen the musculoskeletal system, retard ageing and improve vision, and it has been used for impotence, premature ejaculation, urinary frequency and incontinence, diarrhoea, low back pain, pre-senile dementia, prostate problem, threatened abortion, tinnitus, vertigo and blurred vision.

Herbal medicine
European dodder has been used by Western herbalists as a laxative and for renal and hepatic disease.

dodder

see cuscuta.
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Following dodder attachment to pairs of donor and receiver host plants, I randomly assigned plant pairs to one of four treatments: 1) donor plant shaded, 2) donor plant fertilized, 3) donor plant shaded and fertilized, or 4) control.
Thus it can be seen that the fully matured dark orange stem parasite, Dodder (cuscuta refexa) contains violaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, [beta], [beta]-carotene, [beta], [beta]-carotene and [beta]-Cryptoxanthin.
When dodder reaches a host plant--crops and ornamental hosts include alfalfa, tomato, flax, potatoes, chrysanthemum and petunias--it drills itself into the unwitting host's flesh using structures known as haustoria.
The scientists then used a different setup, hiding the targets in chambers connected to dodder sprouts only by curving pipes, so the vine could find them only by smell.
29 Science, the team took a different point of view, looking at how an attacker, the dodder, takes advantage of volatiles to target its prey.
Days earlier three puppies were discovered in a plastic bag dumped in the Dodder by a member of the public who thought the cries belonged to a baby.
Some say that the only way to kill dodder is to spray it with herbicide which, unfortunately, kills the host plant as well.
However the CRO was unable to find any registration for Dargle & Dodder - nor for nine other variations of this name - when approached by the Irish Sunday People.
And it was the same bird spotted last week in Dublin's Dodder River, swallowing a whole black-and-white pudding - still in its wrapping.
The magazine reported the Fine Gael Finance spokesman as saying: "Dargle & Dodder are a vehicle I established myself about 10 years ago to separate personal finances and political finances on advice from trustees.
KHAL DANTE is one of Willie Mullins' Cheltenham Bumper possibles and he should make a winning debut in the Dodder Flat Race.
Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 & (e)Suntek Renewables Ltd having its registered office & principal place of business at 47 Dodder Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 & previous address at 8 Pairc Na Sleanna, Ballycotton, Cork & (f)Aneste Trust having its registered office & principal place of business at 56 Ballytore Road, Rathfarnham Dublin 14 ALL having ceased to trade and having no assets or liabilities have resolved to notify the registrar of companies that the companies are not carrying on business and to request the registrar on that basis to excercise his powers pursuant to section 311 of the companies act 1963 to strike the names of the companies off the register.