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Herbal medicine
An evergreen shrub that contains arbutin, carotene, citric and fumaric acids, flavonoids, tannins and volatile oils; it is antitussive, mildly sedative, a urinary tract antiseptic, and has been used for rheumatic complaints and gout.
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a lowland plant community that is dominated by heathers or ling on a sandy soil or shallow peat.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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On some damp slopes the purple moor-grass is joined by inch-high cross-leaved heath, exiled wet heath patiently waiting a reduction in grazing pressure.
Over large parts of the moss there are heather, cotton grasses, bog myrtle and cross-leaved heath, as well as sphagnum moss carpets with sundew, and cranberry.
Less intensive grazing can transform and add variety to the landscape, encouraging the growth of plants such as cross-leaved heath and bilberry.

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