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Acoraceae


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  • Primitive vessels are present in the roots and rhizomes. The roots have large schizogenous intercellular spaces in the cortex. Idioblastic oil cells are present in the root cortex.[portal.cybertaxonomy.org]
  • Leaves distichous, bases overlapping, unifacial, ensiform, not differentiated into petiole and blade; intravaginal squamules present in leaf axils; venation parallel.[efloras.org]
  • General Information Perennial herbs, glabrous, aromatic, growing in marshes or as emergent aquatics; laticifers and raphides absent; aerenchyma present.[worldfloraonline.org]
  • Perisperm present. Cotyledons 1. Embryo chlorophyllous. Testa without phytomelan; thick. Seedling. Seedling collar not conspicuous. Cotyledon hyperphyll elongated; assimilatory; more or less circular in t.s. Coleoptile absent.[b-and-t-world-seeds.com]
Chills
  • Further use mainly of the rhizomes are for treatments of neurasthenia, chronic bronchitis, diarrhoea, abdominal distension, chills, colds, externally for abscesses, liver disturbance, antiulcer remedy, kidney and stomach as well as gut diseases; these[portal.cybertaxonomy.org]
Physician
  • This work contains systematic and general descriptions of all the plants in the catalogues of the materia medica published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, and is illustrated with excellent plates drawn and engraved by James[meemelink.com]
Hunting
  • Text enclosed (partly in photocopy). 70 William Woodville is noted for his early advocacy of the theory of vaccination and for these excellent volumes on Medical Botany (Hunt).[meemelink.com]
Epilepsy
  • Acorus Calamus is known as a sedative , used in mixtures to aid in mental hysterics: epilepsy, anxiety, over-stimulation. Massaging Calamus oil around the lymph nodes will stimulate drainage.[florawww.eeb.uconn.edu]
Hoarseness
  • Uses: Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, insomnia, insanity, other mental diseases, epilepsy, mania, stomatitis, hoarseness of voice, colic, flatulence , amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea , neuropathy, renal calculi, cough, inflammation, arthritis, kidney diseases[florawww.eeb.uconn.edu]
Cough
  • Making a decoction of the leaves and drinking it, will ease dry coughing, asthma, bronchitis, and fever. It is known as a bronchodilator, therefore circulates more oxygen to the brain & reduces toxins from the brain. An infusion treats cholic.[florawww.eeb.uconn.edu]
Dry Cough
  • Making a decoction of the leaves and drinking it, will ease dry coughing, asthma, bronchitis, and fever. It is known as a bronchodilator, therefore circulates more oxygen to the brain & reduces toxins from the brain. An infusion treats cholic.[florawww.eeb.uconn.edu]
Abdominal Distension
  • Further use mainly of the rhizomes are for treatments of neurasthenia, chronic bronchitis, diarrhoea, abdominal distension, chills, colds, externally for abscesses, liver disturbance, antiulcer remedy, kidney and stomach as well as gut diseases; these[portal.cybertaxonomy.org]
Constipation
  • Rhizome is widely used as brain tonic to improve memory and speech, relieves digestive disorders and constipation. Used as analgesic for tooth ache and oral hygiene.[flickr.com]
Colic
  • Uses: Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, insomnia, insanity, other mental diseases, epilepsy, mania, stomatitis, hoarseness of voice, colic, flatulence , amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea , neuropathy, renal calculi, cough, inflammation, arthritis, kidney diseases[florawww.eeb.uconn.edu]
Arthritis
  • Treats arthritis, sinus headaches, increases endurance and improves muscle tissue. IMPORTANT NOTE: Plant Uses are for informational purposes only.[florawww.eeb.uconn.edu]
Delusion
  • Delusion: small, gigantic. Body Female: menopause.[qjure.com]
Dysmenorrhea
  • Uses: Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, insomnia, insanity, other mental diseases, epilepsy, mania, stomatitis, hoarseness of voice, colic, flatulence , amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea , neuropathy, renal calculi, cough, inflammation, arthritis, kidney diseases[florawww.eeb.uconn.edu]
Amenorrhea
  • Uses: Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, insomnia, insanity, other mental diseases, epilepsy, mania, stomatitis, hoarseness of voice, colic, flatulence , amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea , neuropathy, renal calculi, cough, inflammation, arthritis, kidney diseases[florawww.eeb.uconn.edu]
Excitement
  • ., 1987 ); these were examined under ultraviolet (330–385 nm) or blue (460–490 nm) excitation. Pictures were taken with digital camera Apogee KX32ME (Apogee Instruments Inc.)[aob.oxfordjournals.org]
Insomnia
  • Uses: Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, insomnia, insanity, other mental diseases, epilepsy, mania, stomatitis, hoarseness of voice, colic, flatulence , amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea , neuropathy, renal calculi, cough, inflammation, arthritis, kidney diseases[florawww.eeb.uconn.edu]
Sinus Headache
  • Treats arthritis, sinus headaches, increases endurance and improves muscle tissue. IMPORTANT NOTE: Plant Uses are for informational purposes only.[florawww.eeb.uconn.edu]
Headache
  • Treats arthritis, sinus headaches, increases endurance and improves muscle tissue. IMPORTANT NOTE: Plant Uses are for informational purposes only.[florawww.eeb.uconn.edu]

Treatment

  • As family treatments are completed for the New Manual, these are being made available as downloadable PDFs.[nybgpress.org]
  • […] monocots (Liliopsida; Equisetopsida, Magnoliidae, Lilianae), which covers species occurring on host plants belonging to families arranged in alphabetical order from Acoraceae to Xyridaceae, excluding Poaceae (cereals and grasses) which requires a separate treatment[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • A systematic treatment of fruit types. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 70:1–182. Back to list of families Suggested citation: Kirkbride, J.H., Jr., C.R. Gunn, and M.J. Dallwitz. 2006. Family Guide for Fruits and Seeds, vers. 1.0. URL: .[nt.ars-grin.gov]

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