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teasel

Chinese medicine
A perennial plant, the root of which is analgesic, haemostatic and tonic; it is used for breast tumours, fractures, low back pain, menstrual disorders, postpartum bleeding, sports injuries, increased urinary frequency, and Raynaud phenomenon. 

Herbal medicine
Teasel was once used in Western herbal medicine as an anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, diuretic and digestive tonic; it is rarely used by modern herbologists.
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A number of round towers survive in the south Cotswolds, including a fine one at Woodchester near to Stroud, in which the teasels were suspended and dried.
As teasel abundance increases, development of an effective and inexpensive control method has become more essential.
Now the teasel is seen as an important wildlife plant for motorway verges and wild gardens to help support a wide range of creatures.
Wild teasel came to North America from Europe early in our colonial history.
Once the teasels have flowered, leave them to harden until the deep brown bristles look like pine cones.
If you who enjoy a touch of sparkle in your creations, spray-painting the hydrangeas, teasels, bay leaves, or yarrow gold or silver is a clever alternative.
Teasels are a great natural snack for a number of wild birds.
Kevin Clark / The Register-Guard Ice covering teasels begins to melt under the morning sun Wednesday.
To enhance wintering potential and survival rate of many beneficial species,including ladybirds, lacewings,hoverflies and spiders,as well as birds and small mammals, you should leave seed heads on perennials, particularly seed-rich varieties including teasels,Michaelmas daisies and achillea.
Monocarpic' means 'once- seeding' and means that, like foxgloves or teasels, as soon as the plant has produced its flowers and then seeds, it's completed its life-cycle and dies.
Asters, clematis, poppies, sunflowers, teasels and lavatera will keep most seed-eaters busy for months.
You can also plant teasels and sunflowers in your wellies to help make them bird-friendly.