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wort

(wōrt),
1. A suffix in the popular names of many plants, such as liverwort, lungwort, and woundwort.
2. An infusion of malt.
[A.S. wyrt, a plant]
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John's wort trial was carried out in peri- or postmenopausal Korean women, and was published in 2007.
John's wort group while remaining unchanged in controls.
John's wort and the other half received a placebo for three months.
As the new technology fully boils hops before mixing them with wort, it shortens the time for the total boiling process and thus improves the efficiency in the use of gas and electricity, Asahi said.
Once the wort flowers have fallen, the plant appears "beheaded," and the red spots on the leaves, for the eyes permeated with faith, it is not hard to imagine, were blood drops spilt on the leaves.
After cooling the wort, brewers add yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) to start the fermentation stage.
John's wort will not interfere with the pill's effects when used as a primary treatment for hirsutism, said Dr.
In the study, researchers in Germany used patients with moderate to severe depression to test St John's wort and paroxetine - from a class of anti-depressant known as selective serotonin re- uptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
John's wort, an herb thought to be a safe, natural remedy for mild depression, may interfere with a powerful cancer-fighting drug's ability to prevent relapse in leukemia patients, according to a University of Florida pharmacy researcher.
John's Wort is a popular herbal remedy that is widely available and frequently used to treat depression.