The volatile oil composition of sweet gale
from different sources has been reported previously (Svoboda et al., 1998; Lawrence and Weaver, 1974; von Schantz and Kapetanidis, 1971; Halim and Collins, 1973).
During their first 48 h in the stream, all leaves except hemlock lost substantial mass, ranging from 20% for sweet gale to 42% for sugar maple.
The exception was sweet gale, which had moderate SA:M but decomposed slowly.
ANCOVA indicated significant differences among leaf types ([F.sub.4,39] = 3.1, P = 0.03), but Tukey's tests revealed only one difference: sweet gale had higher absolute numbers of macroinvertebrates than dogwood.
"But during five years of research, throughout which we worked closely with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London, in order to authenticate the plant extracts, we discovered that Sweet Gale has some really interesting properties which make it really beneficial for people with sensitive skin.
Scientists also discovered that not only did Sweet Gale have fewer irritants than other plant oils, it also has anti-bacterial properties which specifically target acne and help treat blemish prone skin.
Sweet Gale's last two victories were over 7f, but today she is stepping up in trip to 1m, while this will be only her third start on turf.
"The owner, Maureen Bartlett, who bought Sweet Gale earlier this year, wanted us to give her time to make sure she was right, and we also think she likes a bit of cut in the ground, which she will get with the ground forecast to be riding on the soft side," said the trainer yesterday.
Jeremy Noseda's Sweet Gale
brought up the treble when landing the 7f three-year-olds' handicap from The Fifth Member.
Queally had scored earlier on Sweet Gale, who was a very easy winner of the opening median auction maiden and initiated an across-the-card double for Jeremy Noseda, who also took the opener at Brighton with Express Wish.
"That will keep me going for 40 days!" - Tom Queally, facing six weeks' suspension, was ready with a quip to the crowd after victory on Sweet Gale
Southwell: 2.00 Sweet Gale
, 3.30 Arsad, 4.00 Christian Bendix.