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A preliminary classification of the healing potential of medicinal plants, based on a rational analysis of an ethnopharmacological field survey among Bedouins in the Negev desert, Israel.
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It is found that the bark of Phagnalon rupestre is widely used to induce deliberate burns for the healing of various ailments, while infusion of the shoots of Teucrium polium, or of Artemisia herba-alba is employed to a lesser degree to relieve stomach disorders. Expand
Is IAA the Major Root Growth Factor Secreted from Plant-Growth-Mediating Bacteria?
The phytotoxic or promoting effect of bacterial secretions on root growth of young lettuce seedlings (Lactuca sativa) was measured under axenic conditions. It was assumed that the inhibitory orExpand
Differential germination of two closely related species of Solanum in response to bird ingestion
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It would seem that germination and dispersal of this more arid species which grows in unstable habitats is mediated largely by birds, whereas the germination of S. nigrum seeds is not affected by avian ingestion; for this weed, birds serve only as dispersal agents. Expand
Plants used for the treatment of diabetes in Israel.
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In an extensive ethnobotanical survey of the medicinal plants of Israel, 16 species were found to be used for hypoglycaemic treatments and eight are first recorded here as used for this purpose. Expand
Biosynthesis of estragole and t-anethole in bitter fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill. var. vulgare) chemotypes. Changes in SAM:phenylpropene O-methyltransferase activities during development
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Although the chemotypes greatly differ in their phenylpropenoids composition, both are efficient in in vitro forming t-anethole and estragole, which are the major constituents of the essential oils of bitter fennel chemotypes. Expand
Abortifacient potential for the epigeal parts of Peganum harmala.
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The effect of methanol and acetone extracts of the epigeal parts of Peganum harmala, a common medicinal plant among Bedouins in Israel, was studied on several parameters of reproduction in female rats to produce a dose-dependent significant decrease in litter size. Expand
Effect of Exogenously Applied L-Tryptophan on Allelochemical Activity of Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)
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It is suggested that L-tryptophan reverted root growth promotion through enhancing the secretion of indole-3-acetic acid by the rhizobacteria through affecting activity of root growth-mediating bacteria. Expand
SUPPRESSION OF ANNUALS BY ARTEMISIA HERBA-ALBA IN THE NEGEV DESERT OF ISRAEL
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In the Northern Negev (Israel) annual plants are more numerous on south-facing slope dominated by Zygophyllum dumosum than on north-facing slopes dominated by Artemisia herba-alba, suggesting an inhibitory after-effect due to Artemisia. Expand
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