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  1. page Camomile edited ... Camomile Camomile is an herb, it is in the Asteraceae family. The Asteraceae family contains …
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    Camomile
    Camomile is an herb, it is in the Asteraceae family. The Asteraceae family contains over 1,400 genera and over 20,000 species. This makes Asteraceae the second largest plant family. Asteraceae are classified as Eudiots. The spelling of this herb can be seen or spelled two ways, camomile and chamomile. The following piece of work uses both spellings depending upon how it was spelled at the source of the information.
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    Camomile.
    Camomile. 2012. herbfacts.
    The United States Department of Agriculture recorded nine results for camomile under classification, these are those results.
    Scientific Name
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Friday, January 13

  1. page Argan edited ... Use and Efficacy Argan oil is made from the nuts of the Argan tree and is said to have restor…
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    Use and Efficacy
    Argan oil is made from the nuts of the Argan tree and is said to have restorative and age-defying effects. It is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic, and numerous medicinal properties. The species Argania is now endangered because of the demand for the oil produced from its nuts, and is now under the proctection of UNESCO. Producing one litre of oil takes 20 hours of work and currently is processed using machines. Households that make their own Argan oil use it primarily for cooking and even flavouring salads. But the oil is high in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and is believed to help all sorts of skin conditions such as dry skin, acne, psoriasis, and wrinkles. The oil is primarily produced by women and its bottles are sold alongside the roads of Morocco, as well as in stores in other countries including the United States and France.
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    traditional methods.
    Side-effects or Possible Drug Interaction?
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    internal drugs.
    References
    http://www.al-bab.com/maroc/env/argan.htm
    http://www.care2.com/greenliving/is-argan-oil-miraculous.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argan
    http://samira-argan.hubpages.com/hub/properties-Of-the-argan-oil

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  2. page Argan edited Argan Argan The Argan (Argania spinosa) is a species of tree that can develop in harsh environ…
    Argan
    Argan
    The Argan (Argania spinosa) is a species of tree that can develop in harsh environments and survive heat, drought, and poor soil. It is little known outside of Morocco and only grows in the south-west of the country between Essaouira and Agadir. It is the sole species in the genus Argania.
    Description
    Argan grows up to 10 metres high and lives up to 150-200 years. The trunk of the argan is often twisted and gnarled, allowing goats to feed on its leaves and fruit. The green fruit is larger and rounder than an olive, and contains a nut with an extremely hard shell that will contain one, two, or three almond-shaped kernels rich in oil. The fruit takes over a year to mature and the tree requires no cultivation.
    {Argan_1.jpg} Plantation of Argans in Morocco
    Scientific classification
    Kingdom:
    Plantae
    (unranked):
    Angiosperms
    (unranked):
    Eudicots
    (unranked):
    Asterids
    Order:
    Ericales
    Family:
    Sapotaceae
    Subfamily:
    Sapotoideae
    Tribe:
    Sideroxyleae
    Genus:
    Argania
    Roem. & Schult.[1]
    Species:
    A. spinosa
    Plant Family
    Argan is part of the family of flowering plants known as Sapotaceae. The family includes approximately 800 species of evergreen trees and shrubs, including many species that produce edible fruits. The species are often characterized by the presence of reddish-brown hairs on the leaf undersides and other plant surfaces. The flowers are bisexual and actinomorphic, and are found in all tropical regions around the world.
    Use and Efficacy
    Argan oil is made from the nuts of the Argan tree and is said to have restorative and age-defying effects. It is valued
    for Johnits nutritive, cosmetic, and numerous medicinal properties. The species Argania is now endangered because of the demand for the oil produced from its nuts, and is now under the proctection of UNESCO. Producing one litre of oil takes 20 hours of work and currently is processed using machines. Households that make their own Argan oil use it primarily for cooking and even flavouring salads. But the oil is high in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and is believed to help all sorts of skin conditions such as dry skin, acne, psoriasis, and wrinkles. The oil is primarily produced by women and its bottles are sold alongside the roads of Morocco, as well as in stores in other countries including the United States and France.
    {Pic.jpg} The process of extracting Argan oil by traditional methods.
    Side-effects or Possible Drug Interaction?
    Dermatologists recommend Argan oil for skin because it is natural and lacks any harmful ingredients that other cosmetic oils have. The oil is applied on the skin and so does not interfere with any internal drugs.
    References

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  6. page Ginseng edited ... Growing Your Own Ginseng. (n.d.).Essortment Articles: Free Online Articles on Health, Science,…
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    Growing Your Own Ginseng. (n.d.).Essortment Articles: Free Online Articles on Health, Science, Education & More.... Retrieved January 11, 2012, from http://www.essortment.com/growing-own-ginseng-53535.html
    Janine, A. (n.d.). Facts About The Ginseng Plant | LIVESTRONG.COM.LIVESTRONG.COM - Lose Weight & Get Fit with Diet, Nutrition & Fitness Tools | LIVESTRONG.COM. Retrieved January 9, 2012, from http://www.livestrong.com/article/242789-facts-about-the-ginseng-plant/

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  7. page Primrose edited Primrose for Laurie Emonds EVENING PRIMORSE (Oenothera biennis) Plant Family – Onagraceae Grou…
    Primrose for Laurie EmondsEVENING PRIMORSE
    (Oenothera biennis)
    Plant Family – Onagraceae
    Group - Dicot
    {http://winter2012bioportfolios.providence.wikispaces.net/site/embedthumbnail/placeholder?w=200&h=296} Oenothera biennis Evening Primrose {http://winter2012bioportfolios.providence.wikispaces.net/site/embedthumbnail/placeholder?w=200&h=242} Oenothera biennis Evening Primrose
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    TRAITS
    -Prefers full sun
    -Stigma of the flower is cross-shaped and the flower gives off
    a strong sweet perfume
    -Blooms only at night or on overcast days
    -Flowers attract large night-flying insects. The nectar can only be collected by long-tongued visitors.
    -Flowers have long floral tube that holds the petals well above the base of the flower.
    -Grows 3-6 feet in height in poor soil conditions with good drainage
    -Lemon scented leaves are alternate
    -Blooms from June – September
    -Flowers are yellow in color, with four petals
    -Leaves are long and broad
    -Has a life span of two years (biennial)
    -The fruit is a long capsule which contains long seeds that are released when the capsule splits into four sections at maturity (pictured above, bottom right)
    GEOGRAPHY
    -Grows in dry, open soils along roadways, railways, and in open
    fields.
    -Prefers full sun
    EVENING PRIMROSE SUPPLEMENT
    The supplement is made from the oil that is extracted from the seeds. Seeds have up to 25% essential fatty acids. The oil found in the supplement belong to the omega family of fatty acids (generally found in fish oil) and deemed a good source of omega fatty acid.
    SUPPLEMENT USES
    Primrose has been used to treat the following:
    -Eczema
    -Pemenstrual syndrome (“PMS”)
    -Menopausal symptoms
    -Rheumatiod arthritis
    -Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
    -Breast pain
    EFFECTIVENESS OF SUPPLEMENT
    Overall, research has not concluded that primrose is completely effective on any of the conditions listed above.
    EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTS EFFECTIVENESS
    Many people have reported that it has relieved some of the pain associated with the conditions listed above (see section titled “Supplement Uses”). Research has not concluded that Primrose is completely effective on any of the conditions listed above.
    POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
    Reported side effects are
    nausea, stomach pain, and headache
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    {http://winter2012bioportfolios.providence.wikispaces.net/site/embedthumbnail/placeholder?w=200&h=50} Distribution Map Legend
    References
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/evening-primrose-oil/NS_patient-primrose/DSECTION=evidence
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/oenothera_biennis
    www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/oenothera_caespitosa
    http://www.medicinenet.com/evening_primrose_oil-oral
    http://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/evening-primrose-benefits
    http://plants.usda.gov
    http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/evening-primrose-000242

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Thursday, January 12

  1. page Rosy Periwinkle edited ... Species Classification: MADAGASCAR MADAGASCAN ROSY PERIWINKLE {Pink_Rosy_Periwinkle.jp…

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    Species Classification: MADAGASCARMADAGASCAN ROSY PERIWINKLE
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    {Rosy_Periwinkle_Photo.jpg} Rosy Periwinkle, Madagascar
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  2. page Rosy Periwinkle edited ... Species Classification: MADAGASCAN MADAGASCAR ROSY PERIWINKLE {Pink_Rosy_Periwinkle.jp…

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    Species Classification: MADAGASCANMADAGASCAR ROSY PERIWINKLE
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    {Rosy_Periwinkle_Photo.jpg} Rosy Periwinkle, Madagascar
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    Right: Apocynum Cannabium. MissouriPlants.com. 11 Jan. 2012
    Healing Seekers - Rosy Periwinkle and the Sacred Stone (YouTube Clip)
    <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXpHderuuBg&feature=player_embedded#!>
    References
    "Anti-Cancer: Rosy Periwinkle." The Living Rainforest. Jan. 2011. Web. 11 Jan. 2012. <http://www.livingrainforest.org/about-rainforests/anti-cancer-rosy-periwinkle/>.
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