dipsacus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to dipsacus: teasel, Dipsacus sativus

teasel

The most famous plant used for Lyme disease- Dipsacus sylvestris being the most effective. The root is the part used. Plant grows up to 8 ft (2.5m) and is easily recognized by their prickly egg-shaped balls on top of long prickly stems with wrinkly opposite leaves that have prickles on the underside along the middle. Upper leaves grow together forming water-catching cup around stem.The oval prickly heads have sharp, pointy fingers sticking out from underneath, and one or two bands of pinkish purple flowers growing around in rings. used for muscle/joint pain and inflammation, arthritis, diuretic, detox, diarrhea, improves appetite, liver, gallbladder, jaundice, warts, stomach, cancer. Leaf tea used for acne.
References in periodicals archive ?
The effects of fertilization and time of cutting on regeneration and seed production of Dipsacus laciniatus (Dipsacacae).
Fractionation and chemical properties of immunomodulating polysaccharides from roots of Dipsacus asperoides.
canescens Chrysothamnus (LFP, viscidiflorus, association) Cirsium arvense, Salsola kali Celastrina Spring Allium textile ladon (Cramer) Azure Cercyonis Great Basin Dipsacus sthenele (Bois.
As a result of this study, we have found immature stages of Metriocnemus eryngiotelmatus living in the impounded water of Dipsacus fullonum.
Anoda acerifolia, Bidens pilosa, Blechum pyramidatum, Bouchea prismatica, Calopogonium coeruleum, Catharanthus roseus, Corchorus siliquosus, Cucumis dipsacus, Dicliptera vahliana Nees (Acanthaceae), Emilia sonchifolia, Ipomoea tiliacea, Jatropha integerrima, Kallstroemia maxima, Lantana camara, Macroptilium atropurpureum, Macroptilium lathyroides, Malachra sp.
In both languages we find the motivation 'Venus' for the Dipsacus sylvestris (Venus's basin, Venus's bath in English).
Best of all is Dipsacus fullonum, the woodland teasel, a majestic plant growing up to six feet tall, with a spiny stem, long dark green leaves and a huge thistle-like flower.
Common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, was present in both fields as it commonly is throughout this agricultural area; other herbaceous vegetation in the fields included species of Arctium, Aster, Chicorium, Cirsium, Daucus, Dipsacus, Solidago, Trifolium, Verbena, and Vida.
0 2 Dipentodontaceae Dipentodon 0 0 0 2 Dipsacaceae Dipsacus Dipsacales 0 ?
Tubers rich in diosgenin and yield cortisone, a steroid hormone Dipsacus inermis Wall.
Subtitled "The Empress and the Necromancer", the opera has the intriguing back-story that Dipsacus, the necromancer, seeks revenge on the Empress Persicaria after she has spurned him for another man.