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2012-06-21 23:02:53

Digitalis Reputation, the UK´s foremost Online Reputation Management firm has added to its senior management team with the recruitment of Darren Fullerton as Head of SERP Strategy. (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 Digitalis Reputation, specialists in the field of Online Reputation Management, who utilise proprietary technology in order to analyse and manage search engine results pages, have hired Darren Fullerton, former Head of SEO and Social at Omnicom Media Group Agency PHD Media. At PHD,...

2012-06-15 10:11:18

University of Michigan Health System study shows a drug used for centuries activates the body´s own protective mechanisms in blood vessels An ancient heart drug that´s inspired the work of herbalists and poets for centuries may treat a condition that plagues millions of overstressed and overweight Americans today. Since the 13th century, the herb Foxglove has been used to cleanse wounds and its dried leaves were brewed by Native Americans to treat leg swelling caused by heart...

2011-12-30 08:00:00

Natural health and wellness company, True Healthy Products, discusses the benefits of using Poison Ivy Soap as they introduce it for the first time to their product line. (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 All natural products proponents, True Healthy Products, based out of Florida is adding new items to their list of healthy alternatives. Poison Ivy Soap, a low cost natural cure is one, with a mix of traditional and modern ingredients to soothe plant induced rashes, is discussed by the company....

2011-12-08 23:02:00

Larkspurs, monkshoods, and aconites are plants, widely cultivated for their beauty and medicinal properties. They all belong to the Delphinieae, a natural group of 650-700 species ranging from Eurasia into North America, with a few species on tropical African mountains. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. A broadly sampled molecular phylogeny for this group has revealed that three Mediterranean species constitute an ancient separate evolutionary line that is the...

2011-06-25 00:00:30

Summer is in full swing now, and we're spending more time outdoors"”which means an increased exposure to poison ivy. Poison ivy tops the list of plants to avoid because it contains urushiol, an oily resin that binds to the skin on contact and may result in a hypersensitivity reaction characterized by itching, burning skin eruptions. POISON IVY SURVIVAL GUIDE Families can have a more enjoyable summer by following these tips for preventing and treating poison ivy the safe, natural way,...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

Preventative tips may help minimize risks NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What may start as a seemingly harmless day of gardening or yard work can quickly take a turn for the worse when common plants make their mark on the skin, causing a host of mild to even severe skin reactions. That is why dermatologists are arming outdoor enthusiasts with preventative tips to keep these perils of the great outdoors at arm's length. Speaking today at the 69th Annual Meeting of the...

2010-04-28 07:40:00

BREMERTON, Wash., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce lower prices on four of its five high resolution Digitarium(R) digital planetarium system models. Digital planetarium systems project computer-generated, three-dimensional content onto a hemispherical surface. They are most often used for astronomy or earth science education but can display any type of immersive content. Digitarium systems combine a high-resolution DLP projector with a...


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2009-04-17 14:37:21

The Death Camas or Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus) is a species of flowering plant that occurs in some regions of western North America. It can often be confused with the edible onion of the genus Allium. They are found in dry meadows and on dry hillsides as well as sagebrush slopes and mountain forests. The plant is up to 27.55 inches tall with long, grass-like leaves. The bulbs are oval and look like onions. The flowers are cream colored or white and grow in pointed clusters....

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2009-02-28 22:59:02

White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) also known as Doll's Eyes, is a species of flowering plant native to eastern North America. It grows in clay to coarse loamy upland soils. It is found in hardwood and mixed-forest stands. This is a herbaceous perennial plant that grows to 19.75 inches high. It has toothed, bipinnate compound leaves that are up to 15.75 inches long and 12 inches broad. It has white flowers. Its most striking feature is its fruit. The fruit is a tiny white berry, whose...

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2009-02-28 22:55:08

Northern Blue Monkshood (Aconitum noveboracense) or Northern Wild Monkshood, is a species of flowering plant found in the United States only in Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and New York. It is commonly found on shaded to partly shaded cliffs, or on cool, streamside sites. These areas have suitable cool soil conditions. They are also found on algific talus slopes which have a cool outflow of air and water from ice contained in underground fissures. This plant is also known as Wolfsbane. This plant is...

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2009-02-28 22:50:38

Anthora (Aconitum anthora) also known as Yellow Monkshood or Healing Wolfsbane, is a flowering species of plant with a widespread range, but mainly found in European mountains such as the Alps and the Carpathians. It is also common in the northern parts of Asia. It is a threatened species in Czech Republic. The root of the Anthora, was reputed to be a good antidote, and counter-poison. The plant itself is extremely toxic to livestock and humans. Even a small dose can be deadly. The foliage...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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