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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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The patient complained of tongue numbness, and given this complaint, plant poisoning was considered.
Plant poisoning affects all regions of Morocco, with a difference in number or percentage, which can be explained by the nature of the vegetation present in each region, as well as the climate that plays an important role in the proliferation of these plants.
A prospective controlled risk factor study included all children who presented with plant poisoning to Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital over the two-year study period (2012 2014).
Plant poisoning. Emerg Med Clin North Am 2007;25(2):375-433.
Plant poisoning. Medico-surgical Encyclopedia Medicine, 2: 532-546.
Among the topics are false-positive drugs of abuse test results due to the use of prescription and non-prescription drugs, when a toxicology report is negative in a suspected overdosed patient: the world of designer drugs, limitations of blood alcohol measurements using automated analyzers and breath analyzers, plant poisoning and the clinical laboratory, interference in immunoassays used to monitor trycyclic antidepressants, and the effect of drug-herb interactions on therapeutic drug monitoring.
Plant poisoning. Emerg Med Clin N Am 2007;25:375-433.
Speaking from her home in Oman, Love said research in the US showed that 70 per cent of those affected by plant poisoning are kids below the age of five.
n Seven ways to avoid plant poisoning (Source: Zayed Complex for Herbal Research and Traditional Medicine)
Young children who put things in their mouths are most at risk of plant poisoning. Though few are fatal, the effects are often disagreeable, and young children should be kept away from poisonous plants, and older ones warned of their dangers.