Ailanthus altissima

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Ailanthus altissima

Chinese medicine
A rapid-growing tree used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine, every part of which has been used for some ailment, including mental illness, insomnia, boils and abscesses, dysentery, intestinal haemorrhage, menorrhagia, spermatorrhea, malaria, arrhythmias, asthma and epilepsy. It is said to downregulate the immune system.
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Finally, for the purposes of proper management of the area, it would be desirable to adopt some specific conservation measures, in accordance with the Habitats Directive, aimed at re-naturalise or restore degraded or damaged habitats, especially the habitat of evergreen bush with Olea europaea and habitat of thermophilous shrubs with Euphorbia dendroides, as well as program of concrete measures for the eradication of invasive alien species, in particular Ailanthus altissima and Opuntia ficus-indica and as ultimate goal the control and containment of the Yellow-legged Gulls populations (Larus michahellis).
Louis without seeing a basket of "Concord grapes on the table," (35) and his nostalgic evocation of the ailanthus and "long dark river" in his preface to Edgar Mowrer's This American World (1928), the often-gleaned autobiographical offerings that chime significantly with the river section in Dry Salvages derive from this period or later.
Interactions between Albizia julibrissin and Ailanthus altissima: two co-occurring invasive trees.
Our previous study demonstrated increased nodulation in Trifolium exposed to root leachates from the Asiatic invasive tree Ailanthus altissima (Simaroubaceae).
The tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima, produces allelochemicals in its roots that inhibit the growth of many plants.
In the etiology of bronchial asthma associated with ARS the regional allergens including home allergens such as domestic dust, pollens (wormwood, goose-foot, ailanthus, ets.
Pimplapure (2007): Communal foraging of Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris on leaves of Ailanthus excelsa tree.
Drought resistance of Ailanthus altissima: root hydraulics and water relations.
Harlem-based Abdul is forced to move to the troubled St Ailanthus boys' school with other orphans, where he is abused, both mentally and physically, and later leaves to stay with a woman who claims to be his great-grandmother.
With no guardian or other family, Harlem-based Abdul is forced to move from a foster home to the troubled St Ailanthus boys' school with other orphans, where he is abused, both mentally and physically, and later leaves to stay with a woman who claims Discovering an extraordinary talent and passion for dance, the teenager uses the art form as his therapy as he tries to escape his past and heal his wounds through performance SHEREEN LOW Fict ction THE BURNING SOUL by John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton) pounds 17.
Other foliage plants to try are Paulownia, Ailanthus and Ricinus communis.
The ailanthus tree moved its leaves in the silence.