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2014-04-01 23:01:54

Feet Treat offers a natural skin remedy for itchy, dry feet. Zion FeetTreat Xtreme, now sold at Whole Foods Market in Walnut Creek, CA. (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Natural health product pioneer Zion Health introduces its all-natural foot cream as a new addition to Whole Foods Market, located at 1333 Newell Ave in Walnut Creek, CA. Zion Health is pleased to announce that eco-friendly, organic grocer Whole Foods Market located on 1333 Newell Ave in Walnut Creek, CA will now carry Zion’s...

2014-03-31 23:27:38

Less than two weeks after participating in the Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim, California, Herbal Papaya is pleased to announce new formals and products as a direct result of customer, health professional and retailer feedback. Murphy, Texas (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 “Meeting with customers, media, distributors and retailers, was truly a pleasure and very enlightening. We learned so much, and truly appreciate the feedback we received. We have been working non-stop to implement the...

2014-03-27 23:32:31

Puig Hair Restoration Center Introduces Nerium Products Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 For more than 30 years, Dr. Carlos Puig has operated the Puig Hair Restoration Center as one of the leading centers for hair restoration and transplants. By conducting countless hours of research and product development, Puig Hair Restoration Center is an invaluable tool for enhancing people's natural appearance by promoting and maintaining full heads of hair. Assisting in these efforts is the...

Global Warming Key Topic On This Year's International Polar Bear Day
2014-02-26 06:51:28

[ Watch the Video: International Polar Bear Day ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The annual celebration of International Polar Bear Day is February 27. Polar Bears International (PBI) focuses the attention of the world on the bears, and actions that everyone can take to combat the challenges facing the bears because of global warming. For the second year in a row, PBI is focusing the celebration around a worldwide Thermostat Challenge. The Challenge is one of...

2014-02-24 12:26:36

Global expansion plans and record-breaking growth attract top executive. ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nerium International announces the appointment of Jeffrey Dahl to the position of Co-Chief Executive Officer. Dahl will be responsible for leading the company's global growth initiatives to build upon the record-breaking success the company has experienced in its first two years of operation. Nerium International, utilizing the direct selling model as the sole...

2014-02-14 23:02:34

Groundbreaking skincare company appoints industry leader as Co-CEO. Addison, TX (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Nerium International, creator of the best-selling NeriumAD line of age-defying products, announces the appointment of Jeffrey Dahl to the position of Co-Chief Executive Officer, International Handling. Dahl will be responsible for leading the company’s global growth initiatives and expanding business overseas. Prior to his appointment at Nerium, Dahl was President of Amway Latin...

2014-01-28 23:28:15

Herbal Papaya is excited to launch several new products at this year’s Natural Products Expo West 2014 in Anaheim California March 7-9. Expanding their line of organic non-GMO papaya supplements and teas, Herbal Papaya will be exhibiting at booth 815, as well as showcasing in both the grocery and supplements categories of the New Products Showcase outside Hall B during the Natural Products Expo 2014. Murphy, Texas (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Herbal Papaya is proud to offer its newest...

2014-01-07 23:02:36

For the second time, Nerium International is featured in Beautiful You Magazine. Addison, TX (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 For the second time, Nerium International™ has been featured in Beautiful You magazine, confirming its breakthrough results. In 2011, Nerium International launched NeriumAD® Age-Defying Treatment, and more recently, NeriumAD Age-Defying Day Cream, both of which have had tremendous success. Beautiful You provides beauty, fitness, health, personal development advice,...

Closest Relatives Of Papaya Are Four Species From Mexico And Guatemala
2013-11-20 10:43:24

Pensoft Publishers For many decades, researchers thought the closest relatives of papaya were certain trees from the Andes, the so-called highland papayas. A study employing DNA sequences from all species of the papaya family instead revealed that the closest relatives of papaya are three herbaceous species and a small tree with stinging hairs occurring from Mexico to Guatemala and El Salvador. The stingy-haired tree in fact is only known from cloud forests in the Sierra de Juarez in...

2013-11-01 23:23:43

Herbal Papaya acquires new major health store Wegmans Food Markets. Launches Papaya Leaf Tea and Extract in 83 stores Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Herbal Papaya, a Dallas based health and wellness company that manufactures papaya leaf herbal teas, beverages and papaya leaf extract supplements, announced the launch of its innovative papaya leaf herbal teas and extract supplements into the 83 stores of Wegmans' upscale health stores. "We are proud to sell to independent...


Latest Biota Reference Libraries

Basuto-Pony
2014-04-10 09:46:37

The Basuto Pony  is a breed from South Africa improved from the bloodline of Arabian and Persian horses. In 1653, four horses were imported to South Africa from the Dutch East India Trading Company. The exact breed of them is unknown, but may have been either Arabian or Persian. The original horse became the Cape Horse which could possibly also be the Basuto, but with the cross breeding of Arabian and other breeds the Basuto Pony remained small and the Cape grew larger. Because of the...

Austrian Pine, Pinus nigra
2014-02-26 10:11:45

Austrian pine (Pinus nigra), also known as the European Black Pine, grows in southern Mediterranean Europe from Spain to the Crimea, in Asia Minor and on Corsica/Cyprus. This pine can also be found in North Africa in the high mountains. The Austrian pine grows from sea level up to 6,600 feet and is most prevalent at the 820 – 5,200 foot level. This tree is considered to be an invasive species in New Zealand. The Austrian pine is an evergreen growing 66-180 feet tall growing as much as...

Bosnian pine, Pinus heldreichii
2014-02-21 15:23:20

Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) can be found in the mountains of Bosnia, Albania, northern Greece, and in southern Italy. The Bosnian pine is native to the Balkan Mountains. The Bosnian pine is a hard pine and grows in altitudes of 3,000-8,200 feet. This tree grows to heights of 82-115 feet with a trunk that measures 6 feet 7 inches in diameter. The needles grow in bundles of two and measure 1.8-3.9 inches long. The cones are dark blue-purple in spring and ripen to brown 16-18 months later,...

Pukatea, Laurelia novae-zelandiae
2014-02-14 11:13:02

Laurelia novae-zelandiae is a evergreen tree species. The plant may also be referred to as Pukatea. The species comes from the Atherospermataceae family. L. novae-zelandiae can be found growing naturally only in the forests of New Zealand. Laurelia novae-zelandiae plants typically grow up to 131 feet tall. The species is found commonly growing in swamp or shallow soiled areas and a specialized root structure, known as pneumatophores, assists with respiration in the waterlogged, muddy...

Helicopter tree, Gyrocarpus americanus
2014-02-14 10:09:47

Gyrocarpus americanus is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Helicopter Tree, the Propeller Tree, the Whirly Whirly Tree, the Stinkwood or the Shitwood. G. americanus belongs to the Hernandiaceae family. This species has eight subspecies currently recognized. Gyrocarpus americanus plants grow up to 39 feet tall and it is fairly slender in diameter. The tree’s bark is grey in color and has a smooth texture. The plant produces ovate, lobed leaves...

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