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Althaea

(al-the'a) [L. althaea, fr Gr. althaia, marshmallow]
A genus of about a dozen perennial herbs native to western Asia and Europe.

Althaea officinalis

See: marshmallow
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According to the role of biofilms in pathogenicity and the results of this study, different concentrations of the plant extracts showed a high capability of inhibition in biofilm bacteria formation and it reveals the potential of Althaea officinalis extracts as an alternative and complementary medicine for P.
Fructose is present in appreciable quantity in Matricaria chamomella while Althaea officinalis has the highest amount of sucrose among the plants under study.
Both Althaea and Alcea are closely related genera and have been fused together in the past, but up to date opinion regards the two genera as clearly distinct genera (Abedin, 1979).
Althaea continues to unravel the nature of dreams: "He shall not pray to dream sweet things to-night, / Having dreamt once more bitter things than death" (ll.
Written in Ferrara around the years 1447/8, the epic poem retells the ancient myth of the Calydonian boar-hunt, of the love-story between Meleager and the huntress Atalante, and of Meleager's cruel death caused by his mother Althaea.
Phytomax Bright Essence AA contains chamomile extract and althaea officinalis root extract (a moisturizing agent), and works to make rough and dull-colored skin clearer and brighter.
Also part of that legendary history is Meleager's slaying the boar and his murder of the brothers, Plexippus and Toxeus, which causes their sister, Althaea, to put her son Meleager to death.
The plays' interest in dominating and sometimes raging women - Althaea, Dido, Phaedra - has occasioned some speculation on Gager as a misogynist, especially since some of his notebook poetry seems to attest to Platonic homosexuality (I.
It includes Althaea, Baptista and Vermeiren chocolates from Belgium, and Leo Saatvik chocolates from the UK.
Oeneus In Greek legend, king of Calydon, husband of Althaea.
A hero of Greek legend, son of Oeneus of Calydon and Althaea.
Thomas Fleming, "Marshmallow: Althaea officinalis," in Thomas Fleming et al.