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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Of course, it would be nice if they all produce viable beautiful orange sweet tender Kinko 6-like carrots, with just an occasional white root to remind me of their ancestry, and my summer picking Queen Anne's Lace flowers.
This means they have a specialized storage stem called pseudobulbs that arise from a group of horizontal rhizomes and mass of thin white roots.
Active white roots were used for all other treatments.
Beneath the pine, the weapons of war were buried and four white roots extended in all four directions to the corners of the Earth.
Type Description Salad turnips These fast-growing Hakurei' (F1), 38 days (Brassica varieties produce small, Oasis' (F1), 50 days rapa) mild-flavored pink or Shogoin,' 42 days 'Tokyo white roots ideal for Market,' 35 days eating raw or pickling.
The two men's travels would lead them to develop the unity caravans of the early 1960s and then to the formation of the White Roots of Peace, which lit the flames of Aboriginal nationalism across the continent, changing the way mainstream society viewed "Indians.
Mooli was sown in mid-July, thinned to 30cm apart and by late August they had produced massive white roots.