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red root

red root

Recognized by showy round puffy clusters of white flowers. Pointy oval leaves make tea used as substitute for imported tea with no caffeine, as well as for stomach, lung, blood cleaner, laxative. Root is astringent, expectorant, used for asthma, bronchitis, coughs, spleen, dysentery, hemorrhoids. Strong astringent (stops bleeding) bark tea used externally for venereal sores. Nitrogen fixer. Flowers rich in saponins to make lathering shampoo and soap (won’t remove oils though). Wet flowers can be simply rubbed on body.
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The four-year-old Red Roots company has performed in schools, church basements and jails.
For acute illnesses, red root can be combined with echinacea or baptisia, where it also exerts a mild expectorant effect.
Beets are not only large edible underground red roots; they are ornamentals with showy red stems and oddly crinkled leaves.
The pickings are as diverse and colourful as beetles in a rainforest: from Grant Guy's avant-garde object/puppet theatre Adhere and Deny, to the aboriginal Red Roots theatre, to the 49-year-old Manitoba Theatre Centre.
I hope they will see them as an extension of a culture, and try to recognize the humanity that goes into making them." LATWP News Service Red roots and carpet mysteries
Good varieties include ' Cherry Belle', which is not too hot, ' Scarlet Globe', with round, bright red roots and ' Easter Egg', a white variety
He has recently returned from Winnipeg, where he met with members of the theatre company Red Roots.
MANIC PANIC (www.manicstreetpreachers.com) In an attempt to recapture some hip, the Preachers arranged an album launch party in Cuba to maintain their red roots and presented some tracks on their website, as a stream for the faithful.
At sampling, stained or red roots were defined as pre-existing old roots, white roots [is less than] 5 cm long were defined as newly formed young roots, and white roots [is greater than] 10 cm long were defined as newly formed mature roots.
Canadian projects funded by the tour include an Original Women's Network (OWN) study about Aboriginal women and domestic violence in Manitoba, a Red Roots Theatre play, and an environmental campaign to stop a wafer board plant in northwestern Ontario.
Pink or red roots were counted as live, while colorless roots were tallied as dead.