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    Medicinal Plants Essay

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    Medicinal plant is an organism of the kingdom Plantae; now specifically, a living organism of the embryophyta (land plants) or of the chlorophyta (green algae), a eukaryote that includes double-membrane bounded chloroplasts in its cells containing chlorophyll a and b. Medicinal plants contain a large variety of chemical substances that possesses important therapeutic properties used in the treatment of many diseases. Increasingly industrialized societies are developing drugs and chemotherapeutics from traditional herbal plants. Medicinal plants have been used particularly in resource poor communities of the African continent as an alternative source of treatment of diseases. Plant extracts are rich source of terpenes , antioxidant phenolics,…

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    Forests are essential places for therapeutic plants to develop. In the long run these can be utilized as a part of medicinal research. Forest degradation has enormously reduced the accessibility of therapeutic plant species in the Brazilian Amazon. As of today, 25% of Western pharmaceuticals are derived from rainforest materials, yet just 1% of plants of the Amazon have so far been tried. Currently, over 120 drugs come from plant-derived sources. Of the 3000 plants identified by the US National…

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    Medicinal Plants and their Importance According to Ketchen (2017), edicinal plants can give a life changing options for people who cannot afford expensive medications and surgeries for their ailment. Most herbal medicine focus on prevention of a certain ailment and it involves of using plants and extracts of it to give an effective and safe treatments for illnesses. People doesn’t use herbal medicines because it is cheap, some people use it because it helped to prevent in some particular…

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    Common Name: Vetiver Essential Oil Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides Other names: Khus Khus-Khus Description/Distribution: Grown in Haiti, vetiver oil is used for therapeutic, meditative and perfuming purposes. This essential oil is grounding, cooling and nourishing. Vetiver is a grass, not unlike lemongrass and citronella. The stems are tall and it can grow up to five feet high. The leaves are long and thin, and the flowers are a brownish-purple color. However, unlike most root…

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    Lantana Research Paper

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    Abstract Lantana camara is used as an ornamental plant which belongs to the family Verbenaceae. Is a small perennial shrub native to central and south America. Also known as big-sage, red-sage, tickberry. Is an invasive species. Present in many different colors depicting it’s maturity level. Can grow in variety of climatic conditions and soil. Is known to be toxic to livestock. Ingestion by grazing animals causes intrahepatic cholestasis and associated liver damage. Keywords: Lantana camara,…

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    Purpose: To get my audience to be pro on legalizing marijuana Thesis Statement: Marijuana isn't harmful and should be legalized Organizational Pattern: Cause and Effect To the AIDS or cancer patient, marijuana is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for…

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    Fungi Lab Report

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    The kingdom Fungi contains Basidiomycota or club fungi, which are also known as mushrooms. Fungi can be found in a variety of diverse environments, such as grassland areas, decaying logs, or with symbiotic relationships with the roots of specific trees. Mushrooms acquire food by breaking cellulose down to glucose. This natural process is used by fungi to produce glucose as a food source (technology, 2013). In the final stage of breaking cellulose down to glucose the enzyme cellobiase is used to…

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    I chose Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart over the others on the list of approved books because it sounded more interesting and more relevant than some that just focused on one branch of Botany, instead of the entire wicked spectrum like Stewart does. I like how she breaks up the world of devious plants into seven distinct categories. The plants are reported on alphabetically with relation to their crime, but with a heading that falls under one of the seven wicked categories; deadly, destructive,…

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    Alternative Food Essay

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    Interest in alternative food options is spreading rapidly throughout America. With readily available information about the health concerns surrounding processed foods, people are returning to organic and locally grown foods as well as other means of attaining more health conscious foods. But that isn’t the only reason for the growth of interest in this area. With growing problems like climate change and deforestation, people are looking for new and better ways to reverse these issues and create…

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    Due to the plethora of stressors that negatively affect medicinal plants in Appalachia (McGraw et al. 2013), conservation action must be taken to ensure that these valuable plants survive for future generations. As medicinal plant species, especially ginseng, are of cultural and economic importance in Appalachia (Hufford 2002) they can be used to focus land management strategies. Indeed, ginseng can be described as a ‘cultural keystone species’ (Garibaldi & Turner 2004) as this plant is an…

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