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Yucca plant for horse joint problems
October 21, 2008
is the yucca plant the same as what the joint medication is made of to give to older horses for the joints, and if so, can a plant be nibbled on when it grows in the pasture?
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Availability of ruda plants (Ruta graveolens) in Alabama
September 10, 2008
I want to know is ruda plants available in alabama? If so where can I find it.
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Question about Allamanda cathartica
July 29, 2008
how would i prove that allamanda cathartica is an antidote for anti-tetanus in a cheaper way?
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Comptonia peregrina tea as topical treatment for poison ivy
July 19, 2007
I have been told that Sweet Fern stewed into a tea is a great topical treatment for poision ivy. Is this true?
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Herbalism and Native American EthnoBotany
June 25, 2007
What plants cure diarrhea?
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Plants good for repelling bugs in Austin, TX
April 18, 2007
I need help on what type of plants or herbs are good for keeping bugs away from the house and also something that would be good for in the house for bugs?
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Possibility of native plants as natural mosquito repellants
February 08, 2007
I live in Austin Texas and have what I would consider a mosquito infestation in my garden for most of the year. Are there native plants to this region that are proven to be naturally mosquito repella...
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Medicinal purposes of the common pepper
December 07, 2006
Hello. I am a student at North Harford High School in Harford County, Maryland. I am currently doing a project in environmental science which requires me to do an interview, or at least ask some que...
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Information on medicinal plant uses by Dakota Indians
November 29, 2006
I would like to know what the plants were that were used for medicinal purposes by the plains Indians in the Dakotas. Is there a place/site that I can go to to research the data?
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Skin care uses of sunflower seed oil
September 14, 2006
Just wondering what, if any, were the traditional uses of sunflower in skincare? I thought I read somewhere that the seeds were crushed up into an oil and used on the skin for sun protection? Is the...
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