dipsacus sylvestris

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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.
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Population growth rates and age versus stage-distribution models for teasel (Dipsacus sylvestris Huds.).
The following examples of demographic models of two herbaceous plants, Campanula americana and Dipsacus sylvestris, and the loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, will be used to illustrate the value and limitations of loop analysis.
The summed loop elasticities for Dipsacus sylvestris. For details of the loops see Figs.