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36 Healing Herbs: The World's Best Medicinal Plants by Rebecca L. Johnson

By Rebecca L. Johnson

Nationwide Geographic's advisor to 36 "super" herbs resembling aloe, echinacea, ginkgo, and peppermint features a wealth of crucial info at the heritage, tradition, folklore, and technology of conventional and modern natural medication in all significant tradition components of the realm. Emphasizing present examine and healing makes use of, the amount presents an A-Z directory of 36 of the greater than 80,000 identified medicinal vegetation around the globe. information regarding each one plant contains conventional and present medicinal makes use of, universal and Latin names, description, habitat, cultivation and training, learn, and warning indicators. extra essays at the therapeutic vegetation of Africa, Australia and New Zealand, primary and South the United States, China, Europe, India, North the United States, the center East, and Oceania offer insightful glimpses into the attention-grabbing diversity and variety of neighborhood future health practices whereas additionally revealing the multifaceted roles that herbalists, healers, and herbal-medicine practitioners play within the lives in their sufferers.

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However, the main drawback of this novel technology is that it is not applicable to all sites. Several mechanisms may be involved in the direct and indirect action of phytoremediation in contaminated soils (Fig. 3). 26 O. Zitka et al. (a) (b) (c) (d) OH HO O O NH2 H2N HO O O NH O NH HN O S S O HN O SH HN O NH O OH O H2N HO O HO Fig. 3 Phytoremediation describes the treatment of environmental problems (bioremediation) using plants that mitigate the environmental problem without the need to excavate the contaminant material and dispose of it elsewhere.

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In non-hyperaccumulating plants, factors limiting their potential for phytoextraction include small root uptake and little root-to-shoot translocation of heavy metals. Chemically enhanced phytoextraction has been shown to overcome the above problems (Banaaraghi et al. 2010; Barrutia et al. 2010; de Araujo and do Nascimento 2010; Komarek et al. 2010; Zaier et al. 2010; Lomonte et al. 2011; Zhao et al. 2011). Common crop plants with high biomass can be triggered to Metal Transporters in Plants 29 accumulate high amounts of low bioavailable metals, when their mobility in the soil and translocation from the roots to the green part of plants was enhanced by the addition of mobilizing agents when the crop had reached its maximum biomass.

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