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any multicellular eukaryotic organism that performs photosynthesis to obtain its nutrition; plants comprise one of the five kingdoms in the most widely used classification of living organisms.
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Q. Doyou know if the Plant Yarrow give a RASH?

A. ThanksTerrany and Henry for your answers. I do need more information concerning skin contact with Yarrow.MRaye

Q. Are there any herbal plants to lower bad cholesterol? I want some advice. My son has high bad cholesterol. I am not comfortable in giving him meds but keen in knowing about herbal meds. Are there any herbal plants to lower bad cholesterol? I want some advice.

A. You can also give him the waxy grains of lecithin to be found at a good health food store. You can add this to his oatmeal or place in unsweetened, organic applesauce. Taking it even further and good for you too, try having 3 tablespoons or ground organic flaxseeds in your oatmeal every day! It will add essential fatty acids to your diet and help to keep your colon clean. You can grind the seeds in a coffe grinder! Keep the flax seeds in the freezer or fridge to preserve its goodness

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- Biennial plant, competition, Hydrophyllum appendiculatum, inbreeding depression, material effects, outcrossing, selfing.
In the formation of the flora noticeable role belongs to monocarpic herbs that make up 16.7%, of which 7.6% are biennial plants. A high percentage of monocarpic plants, especially biennials, indicate the favorable conditions for plant growth and development.
Most studies on mechanical stress have been conducted with annual plants [2, 6, 16, 30] and there is no report on the responses of biennial plants to mechanical stress.
Biennial plants, like carrots, broccoli and onions, grow through the first summer, are over-wintered, then midway through the following season produce flowering stalks, bearing seed.