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mucilage

 [mu´sĭ-lij]
an aqueous solution of a gummy substance, used as a vehicle or soothing agent. adj., adj mucilag´inous.

mu·ci·lage

(myū'si-lij),
A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution in water of the mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances; used as a soothing application to the mucous membranes and in the preparation of official and extemporaneous mixtures.
[L. mucilago]

mu·ci·lage

(myū'si-lăj)
A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution in water of the mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances; used as a soothing application to the mucous membranes and in the preparation of official and extemporaneous mixtures.
[L. mucilago]

mucilage

a complex of polysaccharides which becomes slimy when wet, when it swells and retains water. It is secreted by many animals, plants and bacteria.

mu·ci·lage

(myū'si-lăj)
Pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution with mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances.
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The seed-coat mucilage content was quantitatively described by measuring the viscosity of a hot-water extract from intact flax seed as suggested by Bhatty (1993).
I tested the retention capacity of the mucilage by placing living beetles (E.
Use of CTAB as a cost-effective solution to an old problem: the interference of the mucilage of desmids for scanning electron microscopy.
Chia seeds contain a type of soluble fiber called mucilage, which supports digestive health by delaying gastric emptying and improving intestinal absorption of nutrients.
"In order to find out more about the function of the mucilage, we first wanted to study the structure and the physical properties of this seed envelope material," said Zoology Professor Stanislav N.
Dry processing consists of drying the whole fruit, i.e., with exocarp (hull), mesocarp (pulp and mucilage), and endocarp (parchment), giving rise to what is known as dry cherry coffee or natural coffee (BOREM, 2008).
Dawanke is rich in protein, vitamin C, as well as other nutritional elements such as alpha and beta carotenes, potassium, glutamic acid, mucilage, etc.
Now, we follow this process: 12 hours in cherry, 36-hour fermentation after deputing, bath in cold water to stop fermentation, centrifuge to remove mucilage, four to five days drying on patio," Spada explained.
A review of research articles from several databases shows that the mucilage in okra binds to cholesterol, inhibiting its absorption and decreasing its level in the blood.
This innovative humidification system is granting huge benefits compared to the systems already present in the market: important increase in the performances and efficiency of the humidification systems, granting homogenous values of temperature and relative humidity constant all year in the interested and treated area; reduction of water consumption of more than 60%; reduction of energy consumption of more than 40%; high efficiency water pressurizing systems with no ordinary maintenance requirements; removal of the bacteria and mucilage creation risks; removal of the corrosion problems; reduction of the plant sizes in a range from 25% to 40%; and great reduction of the necessary air volumes compared to a conventional system.
This could be supported by a study done on hydration of chia mucilage [16], which concluded that a 100 mg sample of mucilage has the ability to absorb 2.7 g of water, which is 27 times its weight.
The best healing herbs are multifaceted, and plantain is no exception: It also contains soothing mucilage and a great deal of tannin, which astringes body tissue, increases muscle tone, and reduces pain.