Wednesday, 14 March 2018

It's time to get awareness about the poisonous plants and its threatening effects to Mankind

Pictures of Poisonous Plants

Bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) is a very common weed and especially dangerous to have around kids, as they're attracted to its brightly colored berries. Yet relatively few parents would be able to identify bittersweet nightshade on their property. 

Chinese lanterns: 

Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), commonly grown by crafts enthusiasts. The initial color of the pods' husks is green. This color changes to yellow late in the summer. By fall, it is a rich orange. The colorful pods can be used in dried floral arrangements, wreathes, etc.

Poison Sumac: 

The entries listed so far are all toxic if eaten. But in the case of some other plants, all you have to do is touch them to be exposed to their toxicity, and the result will be a rash. Poison sumac (Toxicodendron vernix) and poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) are examples. The former gives all sumac shrubs a bad name, despite the fact that most are quite harmless and beautiful in fall.

Easter lily:

"Easter" lilies (Lilium longiflorum) is a misnomer for these toxic trumpets. You can thank the workers at a greenhouse somewhere for your being able to inhale their heady perfume at Easter in cold climates. The workers had to take great pains to trick them into blooming at what is, truth be told, really out of season for them.

Thus many Easter lily recipients in the North who decide to take a crack at growing them outside are disappointed when next spring rolls around and they don't bloom. The fact is, you cannot expect Easter lilies to bloom outdoors for you much earlier than when most of the other popular lilies flower (July), such as Lilium Stargazer. 

If only this were our greatest concern in growing Easter lilies, though. More problematic is that they are deadly toxic to cats, as are Stargazer lilies.

White Baneberry:

Some plants have an indication that they are poisonous right in their names: "bane." Whenever you see that word in a plant name, it's a dead giveaway that the plant is toxic. Here are some examples:
  • Wolfsbane, also called "monkshood" (Aconitum)
  • Leopard's bane (Doronicum orientale)
  • Fleabane (Erigeron)
  • Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger)

Then there's baneberry (Actaea), which comes in both a red and a white form. If its toxicity isn't enough to scare you, stare into the "doll's eyes" of the white form. They are quite spooky.

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Friday, 2 March 2018

Ayurveda - Ancient Healing System

Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India and has been practiced continuously for over 5,000 years. Literally meaning “the science of life and longevity”, Ayurveda teaches us a holistic approach to our entire being. Our body, mind, and spirit are intimately intertwined, with each other, and with our environment.

Ayurveda emphasizes the prevention of illness and the creation of health by promoting and restoring balance. Each of us is born with a unique constitution. Then, due to disturbances in both our internal and external environment, we undergo changes from our inborn nature.

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Monday, 26 February 2018

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

The inhaled aroma from these "essential" oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing.

A form of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is gaining momentum. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function. 

There are a wide number of essential oils available, each with its own healing properties.

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Friday, 23 February 2018

Plant DNA, Plays a Major role in Natural Products Research

DNA is the hereditary or genetic material, present in all cells, that carries information for the structure and function of living things.

In the plant kingdom, DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is contained within the membrane-bound cell structures of the nucleusmitochondria, and chloroplasts. DNA has several properties that are unique among chemical molecules. 

It is universal to all living organisms, having the same structure and function in each. It is capable of reproducing itself in a process known as self-replication. This property allows cell division, and thus continuity, growth, and repair. 

It carries in its structure the genetic code, or set of instructions, for cellular development and maintenance. Finally, it undergoes changes in chemical structure, from both environmental and internal causes, called mutations, which contribute to evolution, diversity, and disease.

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Success comes from taking the Initiative so take opportunity @MedicinalPlants2018

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Learn from the experts about recent advances in Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research

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Friday, 2 February 2018

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