• medicinal plants
  • Medicinal plants not only are relevant resources as part of valuable traditional lore, but also play an essential role in the ethnomedical systems of people who have no health insurance. (hindawi.com)
  • A new objective of the Provincial Ministry of Health is to provide training for health personnel and to inform farmers and the general population about rational and responsible attitudes towards the use of medicinal plants [ 9 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • To identify the most attractive medicinal plants for the indigenous communities studied, we used a quantitative ethnopharmacological method developed among Bedouins in Israel (Friedman et al. (purdue.edu)
  • To analyze the efficacy of the plants which were applied to different ailments, we requested information on the major and the secondary applications of medicinal plants from each informant. (purdue.edu)
  • leaf
  • The traditional technique consists of toasting the leaves in an earthenware pot, crushing them in a wooden mortar, mixing them with ash from the leaf of the yarumo plant (Cecropia spp. (wikipedia.org)
  • resistance
  • André hybrids were sought while effecting gene transfer for resistance to the two most important pests, bacterial blight (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. (usda.gov)
  • Bacterial blight resistance genes were NPR1 from Arabidopsis, attacin from Hyalophora cecropia, and T4 lysozyme from the T4 bacteriophage. (usda.gov)
  • grown
  • Explants included ~1-cm long laminae, petioles, internodes, nodes, and root sections from light- and dark-grown in vitro plants. (usda.gov)
  • The plants resembled commercially grown plants from a private nursery. (usda.gov)
  • The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Wind.The plant is not self-fertile. (pfaf.org)
  • bite
  • In exchange whenever a menacing insect or animal brushes past the plant myriads of ferocious ants come out and bite in the trouble-maker (I experimented it while climbing a large Ficus tree with some bois-canon growing at its base. (davesgarden.com)
  • So pleased with the degree of zing, being it has just enough bite without shocking the palate, I intend on planting this type again next season. (blogspot.com)
  • insects
  • That plant chemicals, rather than nutritive substances, determine at least in part the peculiar likes and dislikes of insects, as they do for humans, is an idea of rather recent origin. (springer.com)
  • The importance of insects as selective agents in determining patterns of plant chemistry in the "parallel evolution" (Brues, 1920) of insects and plants was not articulated until Fraenkel (1959) suggested that "reciprocal adaptive evolution" determined patterns of host-plant use by insects. (springer.com)
  • thus
  • The growing plant increases the essential oil content of other nearby plants, thus making them more resistant to insect pests[18, 20, (pfaf.org)
  • The juice of the plant, or a decoction formed by boiling the herb in a strong solution of salt, will curdle milks and thus acts as a rennet substitute. (pfaf.org)
  • wild
  • Wild Cebus anoint more with plant parts, including fruits, whereas wild Sapajus anoint more with ants and other arthropods. (wikipedia.org)
  • the Alamos pea tree (Brongniartia alamosana), the trumpet tree (Cecropia obtusifolia) and wild celery (Apium graveolens). (wikipedia.org)
  • Parsley, dill and fennel can grow in the wild but you're more likely to find them planted in a butterfly aficionado's garden. (wikihow.com)
  • animal
  • The new culturally sensitive politics of the Provincial Health System is a response to cultural practices based on the medicinal use of plant and animal products in the home medicine of the local population. (hindawi.com)
  • It's got lowland jungles, 11,000 foot volcanoes, cloud forests , beaches and similarly amazing plant and animal life as CR, with just a tiny fraction of the tourists. (blogspot.ca)
  • Order
  • However, for rating of the most popular edible plants, any person willing to cooperate were included in order to obtain the widest possible concensus. (purdue.edu)
  • Lists in alphabetical order, of Quichua plant names were presented to each person interviewed. (purdue.edu)
  • Help
  • In short, ypadú would help achieve what no government has managed to do: re-educate the demand for cocaine and, along the way, return coca to its deserved pre-eminence as an ancestral plant of wisdom. (wikipedia.org)
  • Our aims have been to foster cultivation of indigenous useful plants among these tribal societies to help improve their economy, to preserve knowledge about and germplasm of some of their important useful plants, and to help strengthen their cultural identity. (purdue.edu)
  • uses
  • p. 19) Foreign visitors to some Latin American countries have demonstrated an interest in commercial and cultural uses of the stimulant properties of the coca plant, which are less harmful than cocaine which is highly and unnaturally refined. (wikipedia.org)
  • several
  • We have so far become acquainted briefly with French Guiana and part of its flora but the fauna cannot be ignored as animals and plant life are interwoven and one cannot stroll on a local path more than a few meters before meeting one or several animals. (davesgarden.com)
  • food
  • They will dig a hole in the stem and use the plant as shelter and also as food provider because it produces carbohydrates, sugars and lipids which the ants harvest. (davesgarden.com)
  • matter
  • The plant matter left over after the fibres have been extracted are a good source of biomass and have been used in the manufacture of sugar, starch, protein and ethyl alcohol. (pfaf.org)
  • families
  • Nurseries have been established within the communities and, subsequently, plantlets distributed free to families willing to grow them, to be planted in their gardens. (purdue.edu)
  • useful
  • We assumed that indigenous useful plants which are highly rated by their consumers will be sufficiently attractive to foster plant adoption and that social change, from plant gathering to plant cultivation, will follow with the least constraints if traditional societies first employ their own indigenous useful plants, prior to receiving domesticated foreign crops. (purdue.edu)
  • As information on useful plants had already disappeared, we first sought to interview and survey the few remaining highly knowledgeable people. (purdue.edu)
  • least
  • For the identification of edible plants, we attempted to interview selected informants, including those people recommended by at least five independent people, as the best knowledgeable plantsmen in the region. (purdue.edu)
  • higher
  • Abbott H (1887) Comparative chemistry of higher and lower plants. (springer.com)
  • Some of these molecules are even synthesized and employed as chemical regulators, similar to hormones in higher animals, by unicellular animals and plants. (britannica.com)
  • natural
  • Barbosa P, Saunders J (1985) Plant allelochemicals: linkages between herbivores and their natural enemies. (springer.com)
  • important
  • The use of plants for health care is an important practice for Mby'a aboriginal people, as well as Mestizo and European migrants living there. (hindawi.com)
  • images
  • You can look up images and descriptions of the plants online or in a book, or even download a mobile app. (wikihow.com)