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.
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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
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Sunshrub native from Maroc, stem branching, leaves borne at the ends of the branches in rather flat rosettes.
Genus name comes from Prince Raimondo di Sangro (1710-1771) of San Severo, born in Naples, Italy. In 1753 Carl Linnaeus in Species Plantarum, including the genus Sansevieria in Aloe. Sansevieria genus was stabilized by Thunberg in 1794 described the second species, S. thyrsiflora and S. aethiopica.
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Dracaena marginata Lemarck
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Tribulus terrestris - the old woman's teeth
Herbaceous annual, prostrata, with branches 80 cm long. Paripenat-compound leaves, 4-8 folio, oblong folio, 4.12 x 4 mm. Sepa 2-4 mm long. Petals 3.6 mm long. Stigma pyramidal-elongated. Blooms in May-September.
Hyacinthus orientalis - bulbous perennial with linear to lance-shaped, channeled, bright green leaves, 15-35 cm long. Is classified as an ornamental, and is native to the Mediterranean region. The essential oils found only in the flowers have been used in cosmetics and soap fragrances.
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Galanthus nivalis L.
Bulbous perennial species with herbaceous matter, erect, bulb ovoid, dark brown tunic, 1.5 x 2.4 cm. Leaves basal, 20 cm long, linear-lanceolata, rounded at the top. Flowers generally solitary, clocks, accompanied by a shoulder 3-4 cm long, 3 tepale flower is composed of external and internal 3 tepale erection of about 1cm, biloba, white with green spots
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On December 5, 2006, Bruno Leroy, resident and avid Madagascar palm, has posted a picture of an unidentified palm on www.palms.org the International Palm Society.