Popular names - English: ALOES; German: aloe; French: ALOES; Spanish: acibar.
Aloe Vera - native to southern Africa.
Aloe Vera - perennial herb with stem wood, 2-3 m, simple neramificata, covered by remnants of dried leaves. Rosette leaves collected in the top of the trunk, Sesia, triangulation into sections and are consistent meat lower surface is convex, the top is concave according to the turgid leaf, lower surface presents spins as the leaf edge, spins Rosietici. Raceme blossom compound, erect. Ovat-acute bracts, 8-10 x 3-5 mm. Peduncle 4-5 mm. Flowers orange, 33 mm. Blooms in July-September. Fruit capsule 3 lodges. Seeds black, oval-shaped wings.
Culture - grow well in exhibitions sunny, well drained. Hang Panthe temperature of -3 ° C.
Multiplication - the seeds. It resembles the well-drained ground and covered with sand. After germination lasts wet, but not to excess. You can transplant when plants were 4 cm high. Leaf juice has properties aperitif, digestive, laxatives, purgatives.
Juice is obtained by cutting leaves at the base, allow to flow alone or is pressed, the juice obtained is heated to make fire, allow to cool to intarii. Juice color is dark brown, glossy, has characteristic odor and bitter taste.
Aloe vera is not venomous, but in the end laxative use should be limited in time, not indicated during pregnancy and lactation, and in case of inflamtii bowel and pelvic organs. Aloe juice and extract in external use, the healing of wounds, the burns and insect stings.
Aloe extract esyour account as potential therapy for AIDS, in association with antiviral agents.
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External use - tincture - 20 g of juice thickened alcohol in 100 ml of 70 °. Ten drops as a digestive, and 1-2 g as a purgative.
Charles W. Kane - Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest - Lincoln Town Press, 2006
Commonwealth Secretariat - Guidelines for Exporters of Medicinal Herbs to the European Market - Commonwealth Secretariat, 2001
Manuchair Ebadi - Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine - CRC, 2006
Maurice M. Iwu - Handbook of African Medicine Plants - CRC Press, 1993
Tom Reynolds - ALOES: The genus Aloe - CRC, 2004
Will Giles - Encyclopedia of Exotic Plants for Temperate climates - Timber Press, 2007
Cactus and succulent plants
Manure for such plants must be done with fertilizer rich in phosphorus and potassium.
Nitrogen should be given in limited quantities, that stimulates plant growth, weakens tissues and increases perspiration. Manure must be made during late winter to spring to stimulate growth and flowering.
Aeonium arboreum - tree aeonium
Sunshrub native from Maroc, stem branching, leaves borne at the ends of the branches in rather flat rosettes.
Agapanthus species. Cultivation and maintenance
Juicy perennial species, rizomatoasa. Leaves basal, linear, cylindrical, fleshy, 10-15 cm long. Floral stem is 45 cm long. Blossom flowers made up of 40-50 cm, arranged in Raceme 15-30 cm long.
Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes
Aptenia cordifolia - Prostate species, evergreen, native to southern Africa. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovat-cord, edge entire, 1-3 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, short pedunculate, 1 cm diameter, 4 sepa unequal petals united at the base, pink to purple, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule, obconica, 4 valves, 1 cm long.
Encyclia Hanbury (Lindley) Schlechter, 1914.
Herbaceous perennial, evergreen. Pseudobulb 8 x 4 cm. 1.2 leaves, elliptic-lanceolata, or elliptic-oblong, obtuse, 23 x 3 cm. Raceme blossom or panic, 100 cm long, 15-35 flowers, flower 5 cm diameter.
Agapanthus species. Cultivation and maintenance
Green tea properties
Contains an antioxidant 100 times more powerful and effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E in protecting cells. Inhibit the growth of new tumor cells and destroy some of the existing ones, without destroying the healthy.
Evergreen tree, 15-20 m high. Leaves simple, alternate, coriacee, limb oval edge gear, 2.5-5 cm long, short stalks. Flowers arranged in dense corymb, hermaphrodite, pentamere, white, 1.5 cm in diameter, calyx of 5 SEPA. Fruit capsule, containing 10-20 seeds.
Agrimonia eupatoria L. - caoda Cancer, high turita
Agrimonia eupatoria - a perennial herb with a short rhizome and erect, hairy, usually unbranched stem. The basal leaves are arranged in a rosette. Is a common plant throughout Europe, ii is rare in north Scotland.
Cichorium intybus - Chicory
Herbaceous biennial or perennial. Stem erect, with branches hispida, geniculate .30 to 120 cm tall. Roots spindle, long on break leaving a bitter white latex. Basal leaves in rosette, petiolate, lamina oblong-lanceolata, lirat-pinatifide or toothed, 30 x 12 cm. The leaves are caulinare Sesi, alternate, oblong-lanceolata.
Evergreen shrub or small tree, 1-2 m high. Branched or with a single stem, thin, often branched stalk with fine hairs, covered with scars of fallen leaves. Leaves alternate, elliptic-round, 5-15 x 5-10 mm, top and tapered-round basis, margins finely toothed or entire, glossy dark green on upper side, more pale green inside; countries, glabra, occasionally glandular, ribbed very short.
Herbaceous perennial, rustic. Rhizome with roots beam. Nastriforme leaves, gathered in bouquets. Raceme blossom or panic, small bracts, perianth campanulata, tepale united at the base, ovata, yellow or orange, 6 stamens attached to corolla tube, ovary inferior. Fruit capsule dehiscence.
Hedychium coronarium - white ginger
Herbaceous perennial, 1-1.5 m inaltme, fleshy rhizome. Leaves alternate, decidue, language sessile 28-40 x 4.7 cm, narrow elliptic, apex long-acuminata, the acute glabra on top, the furry bottom steps. Flowering 4.10 x 3.6 cm. Bractei persistent ovat-triangulation, green, 4-7 x 2-4 cm, margins membranous.
Allium brussalisii (Aliaceae), new species from Greece
Sternbergia lutea - geofita bulbs, grow at the edge of deciduous forests, from 0 to 1200 m altitude.