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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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The control of dodder is very important in increasing the yield and quality of alfalfa, and approaches included preventive measures against contamination, crop rotation, flaming, mechanical and chemical controls (Radi, 2007; Tepe, 2014).
The growing dodder haustorium not only exerts force but also releases enzymes that weaken the bean's tissue.
To prevent desiccation during the attachment phase, I misted dodder cuttings with distilled water daily.
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Resembling orange cheese sprayed in threads from a can, dodder looks a bit like the modern art version of parasitic plants: messy, perhaps vulgar and with a decidedly non-plant color.
Mescher discovered that some plants, like wheat, release chemicals that the dodder avoids.
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A 52m clear span cabled stayed bridge with associated embankments, footings, services and lighting over the dodder river 2.
Dodder is a wiry, orange vine that steals water and nutrients from other plants.
Flood gates were closed from 4pm in the Dublin coastal areas of Clontarf, Sandymount Strand and along the river Dodder.
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