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Related to brassicaceae: family Brassicaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Lamiaceae, Solanaceae

Brassicaceae

[‚bras·ə′kās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
An equivalent name for the Cruciferae.
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cruciferous vegetables

cruciferous vegetables

Like brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard and horseradish, contain -Sulforaphane which detoxifies carcinogens and inhibits tumors. Colon cancer might be cut in half by eating lots of broccoli. Even more powerful are broccoli sprouts (up to 50x more powerful than mature broccoli) Cruciferous contain DIM (di-indolylmethane) a plant indole that’s really good at balancing hormones- it increases good estrogen metabolites and antioxidant properties that protect the heart and brain. It's fat soluble, so it's best taken with a light meal with some kind of healthy fat or oil. Do NOT mix with fruit or sugar. Structurally similar to estrogen, DIM helps fight breast cancer, PMS, and low sex drive in men. It helps fight hormone-driven cancers, good for prostate and uterine issues, promotes weight loss, boosts male performance, helps fight H. Pylori infection involved w stomach ulcers and cancers. One way to identify a plant from the mustard family (all of which are edible) is the flowers have 4 petals with 6 stamens–4 tall and 2 short.
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We can noted in these small strips: the Brassicaceae such as Moricondiaarvensis, Sisymbiumriboudianum, Alysummontanum, Matthiolafructucosa and Raphanusraphanistrum and the Asteraceae such as Centaureacalcitrapa, Calendula arvensis, Taraxacumlaevigatum, Artemisia herba alba, Anthemisperdunculta and Senecio vulgaris[22].
Rask L, Andreasson E, Ekbom B, Eriksson S, Pontoppidan B and J Meijer Myrosinase: Gene family evolution and herbivore defence in Brassicaceae.
Fast Plants are Brassicaceae like Arabidopsis but are substantially larger, display a very similar anatomy, possess the experimental advantage of self-incompatibility, grow very fast, and are especially suited for teaching activities at any educational level.
Canola is known as the "Cinderella crop of the Brassicaceae family because, derived from the relatively minor rapeseed, it has become the world's second most important oilseed.
Lepidium meyenii (maca) is a Peruvian plant of the Brassicaceae family cultivated for more than 2000 years, which grows exclusively in the central Andes between 4000 and 4500 m altitude.
The biofuel is a mixture of JP-5 and fuel made from the camelina plant, a member of the family brassicaceae that includes mustard, broccoli, and cauliflower.
In agrosystems, it is important to consider different nitrogen nutrition methods of Fabaceae, Poaceae and Brassicaceae plants.
Field pennycress belongs to the Brassicaceae family, along with canola, camelina and mustard-other prolific producers of oil-rich seeds.
For instance, field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) has a reputation as a roadside nuisance, but like its other relatives in the Brassicaceae family--including canola, Camelina, and mustard--it puts out a prolific yield of oil-rich seeds.
Los glucosidos cardiotonicos se encuentran en varios generos pertenecientes a las familias Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Celastraceae, Brassicaceae, Scrophulariaceae y Ranunculaceae, entre otras (11).
Families Genera Species Poaceae 35 61 Asteraceae 24 38 Fabaceae 10 14 Cyperaceae 3 14 Polygonaceae 3 8 Chenopodiaceae 3 8 Brassicaceae 6 6 Rosaceae 4 6 Euphorbiaceae 2 5 Verbenaceae 2 5 Total Species = 165 (~61% of total flora)
For example, macroremains of Brassica campestris, Thlaspi arvense and Capsella bursa-pastoris correspond in pollen record to the family Brassicaceae.