pleurisy root

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pleurisy root

pleurisy root

An herbal root which contains glycosides—e.g., asclepiadin, resins, volatile oil; it is antispasmodic, diaphoretic, expectorant, tonic, carminative and mildly cathartic, and has been used by herbalists for respiratory tract infections.
 
Toxicity
Fresh roots may cause vomiting and toxicity at high doses.
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And when you plant your thus crossed seed, you end up with a crop of "carrots" full of variety with both orange and white roots.
Brown roots showed significantly lower phosphatase activity than white roots (which represented the other treatments), while roots from chlorotic-stunted Tifton 9 bahiagrass showed the greatest phosphatase activity among all the treatments.
BUTTERCUPS can be the bane of the garden, creeping onto land and tangling it with a mass of deep green leaves and tough white roots.
A 30-foot tall White Pine Tree symbolizing the Tree of Peace grows from the turtle's back, and climbs skyward, while its great white roots of peace spread in four directions- north, south, east and west.
I accidentally dug up some bulbs of 'Tete-a-tete' the other day when weeding and fat white roots were already appearing from the basal plate.
Photo: Thick tangle of white roots and almostno soil indicate this Sprenger asparagus is overdue for a roomier pot
Mooli was sown in mid-July, thinned to 30cm apart and by late August had produced massive white roots weighing up to 750g each and are ideally used grated in salads.
However, the thick white roots are brittle and are likely to break if you try to dig them out, which then creates root cuttings.
That tangle of running white roots seems to defy weedkiller and it has the power to regenerate from the tiniest scrap of surviving root.
They look awful at first but soon enough, fresh white roots start to push through the drainage hole.