greater celandine

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greater celandine

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that is a potent skin irritant, used by herbalists of the Middle Ages for removing warts; it was further believed, according to the so-called “doctrine of signatures”, that its bright orange flowers signalled greater celandine’s efficacy in treating jaundice.
 
Toxicity
Greater celandine is irritating to the skin and GI tract and depresses the CNS; it should be adminstered with caution.

greater celandine

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The researchers are evaluating several potential biocontrols and searching for the biological mechanisms that make European swallowworts such dogged threats.
The scientists have narrowed down the list of potential biocontrols from more than nine original candidates to four--two fungi and two moths that, as caterpillars, feed on related species of swallowworts.
But Milbrath is confident that the efforts will pay off and that researchers will find a way to reduce the threat that the two European swallowworts pose to agriculture and wildlife habitats.