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dodder

Chinese medicine
A parasitic growth on plants, the seeds of which are tonic, nutritive and general stimulants. Dodder is used to strengthen the musculoskeletal system, retard ageing and improve vision, and it has been used for impotence, premature ejaculation, urinary frequency and incontinence, diarrhoea, low back pain, pre-senile dementia, prostate problem, threatened abortion, tinnitus, vertigo and blurred vision.

Herbal medicine
European dodder has been used by Western herbalists as a laxative and for renal and hepatic disease.
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MITIGATIONProf Matthew Dida, the Head of the Department of Agriculture at Maseno University, said that there are different kinds of Dodder species which can affect indigenous vegetables and trees."It is possible that the parasitic plant could evolve to affect other species that have not been under attack so far," said Prof Dida, pointing out that the most affected tree species in western Kenya are in the family of the yellow oleander, usually preferred for live fencing.
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Following dodder attachment to pairs of donor and receiver host plants, I randomly assigned plant pairs to one of four treatments: 1) donor plant shaded, 2) donor plant fertilized, 3) donor plant shaded and fertilized, or 4) control.
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Mescher discovered that some plants, like wheat, release chemicals that the dodder avoids.
In addition, numerous samples of undergraduate students have been studied (Courtenay & Weidemann, 1985; Luszcz, 1982; Miller & Dodder, 1980; Palmore, 1977; 1981).
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