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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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Immunotoxins usually contain a bacterial or plant toxin payload to induce cell killing, and a targeting domain with an antibody or its fragment to achieve specific binding capacity.
In addition to apoptosis, increasing evidence suggests that these plant toxins elicit alternative molecular mechanisms that trigger different cell death programmes.
Professor Stevenson says, "Plant toxins need to be considered alongside other stressors on pollinators for their potential to impact ecosystems, so the next phase of our research will be to look at the interactive effects of plant chemicals with other stressors such as disease, so that we can determine whether plant chemicals exacerbate or ameliorate the effects of bee diseases."
(3) Potential plant poisonings are often shrouded in many uncertainties, including time elapsed since ingestions, amounts of ingested plant matter, plant parts ingested, causative plant toxins, and risk-benefit ratios of aggressive decontamination therapies.
Widespread throughout the Dakotas, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming, leafy spurge displaces native vegetation and produces plant toxins that defeat other plants.
com/FoodSafetyPlan) seeks ways to assess, control, or eliminate potentially harmful food contaminants, including both introduced and naturally occurring pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and parasites, as well as toxins and non-biological-based chemical contaminants, mycotoxins, and plant toxins.
Clinical testing has since proved that Ivy-Dry Defense puts down a chemical barrier on the skin and prevents plant toxins from penetrating and causing irritation.
Washington, May 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have detected common plant toxins that affect human health and ecosystems in smoke from forest fires.