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Algae: What are the uses and the useful substances?

Algae - Whole plant - food!160 species of algae (Simpson) are used for food most coming from 3 genera (Porphyra, Laminaria, Undaria). Up to 75% of their dry bulk is indigestible. Kelps (Kombu) vegetables in Japan and China Porphyra (nori)…
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The Constituents of Medicinal Plants

An Introduction to the Chemistry and Therapeutics of Medicinal Plants by Andrew Pengelly Andrew Pengelly has produced a neat little book on the Constituents of Medicinal Plants. This publication fills a niche, because with the possible…
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Top public gardens with Native Plants in Washington D.C.

US National Arboretum 3501 New York Avenue N.E. Washington D.C. (202) 245-2726 The National Arboretum is home to many wonderful trees and plants, and contains an extensive collection of trees, ferns, spring ephemerals, and wildflowers at "Fern…
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The important algae of the world by country

Africa Spirulina Australia Durvillaea Canada Kelp Chile Durvillaea China Anaebaena-Azolla symbiosis, Laminaria - kombu, Porphyra (nori), Undaria - qundai-cai Denmark Furcillaria fastigiata Fiji Gracilaria (Lumicevata), Hypnea…
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The Herbal Menopause Book

Oh dear... a book by a female herbalist written for womyn about womyn's stuff. Anything a guy says may be regarded prima facie as partially or wholly suspect; but the author kindly submitted a copy to the Herbal Bookworm for review - so, somewhat…
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HERBS FOR KIDS

Phytotherapy in Paediatrics by Heinz Schilcher Natural Healing for babies and Children by Aviva Jill Romm Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants by Mary Bove There are (at least) two things going on here. One is quite simply…
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Constitutional Physiology for Herbalists

Principles and Practice of Constitutional Physiology for Herbalists by Michael Moore Herbalism is currently playing curate's egg for the publishing industry, as hardly a week goes by without yet another new book on herbs or herbalism appearing…
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The Information Sourcebook of Herbal Medicine

This book by one of the best known and liked authors and educators in western herbalism today is a cornucopia of information that every herbalist as well as interested lay persons should have on their shelf. However, it is more than a mere compilation…
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Algae: Commercial products that use it

Naming of any commercially available product is not an endorsement of that product. Kelps (Kombu) vegetables in Japan and China Porphyra (nori) north Pacific. Cultivated for centuries in Japan, Korea and China. Value $1 billion per year. Porphyra…
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Algae: Cultivation, Harvest and Improvement

Porphyra: Mastery of Porphyra life history led to selection at the gametophyte stage, followed by inducing spore release from mature fronds of high quality material by lowering temperature, increasing light levels or lengthening daylight…
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Algae: What properties are exploited?

Indigestibility: Many kelps are largely indigestible. Inert material for delivery of medicinals. Inertness: Diatom fossils used embalming compounds, enamel polishes. Diatomaceous bricks ordered by Emperor Justinian to build the dome of the…
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People's use of algae

What are algae? Algae are a photosynthetically diverse group of organisms, including the cyanobacteria (previously called blue-green algae), ranging in size from bacteria (0.2-2 microns) to giant kelps (tens [40]of metres). They are nearly…