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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.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Raphanus Europe A sativus (L.) Rapistrum Mediterranean A-B rugosum (L.) Caryophy- Cerastium Europe A llaceae glomeratum (Thuill) Stellaria media Europe A (L.) Cirillo Dipsacaceae Dipsacus fullonum Europe-Asia B (L.) Honck.
Transient behavior and life history analysis of teasel (Dipsacus sylvestris).
canescens Chrysothamnus (LFP, viscidiflorus, association) Cirsium arvense, Salsola kali Celastrina Spring Allium textile ladon (Cramer) Azure Cercyonis Great Basin Dipsacus sthenele (Bois.) Wood-nymph sylvestrus, Medicago sativa, Cirsium canovirens Coenonympha Common Achillea tullia complex Ringlet millefolium, Apocynum androsaemifolium, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus.
FLOWERS VISITED: Bidens pilosa, Blechum pyramidatum, Calopogonium coeruleum, Cestrum diurnum, Chromolaena odorata, Citrus sp., Cucumis dipsacus Ehrenb & Spach.
It is fully open to the sun, and consists of grasses and forbs growing up to approximately 0.5m high typical of early successional old-fields in this region, including patches of emergent (ca 1.5m high) late-season goldenrod (Solidago spp.), teasel (Dipsacus sylvestris), and ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia).
Interestingly, the generic name for teasel, Dipsacus, comes from the Greek word "dipsakos," meaning thirst.
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Wild carrot, Queen Anne's-lace Dipsacus fullonum L.
In both languages we find the motivation 'Venus' for the Dipsacus sylvestris (Venus's basin, Venus's bath in English).