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In the high mountains of Chile and Peru, the leaves of the yareta plant are used for fuel. They produce a resin that causes the leaves to burn with an unusually hot flame. Leaves of many plants produce oils. Petitgrain oil, from a variety of orange tree leaves, and lavender, for example, are used for scenting soaps and colognes. Patchouli and lemon-grass oils are used in perfumes, as is citronella oil, which was once the leading mosquito repellent before synthetic repellents gained favor. Eucalyptus oil, camphor, cajeput, and pennyroyal (Fig. 7.26) are all used medicinally.
Native Americans mixed the tiny seeds of several members of this family with other seeds and grains for bread meal and gruel. To prevent or reduce sunburn, Zuni Indians applied a water mixture of ground western wallflower plants to the skin. Watercress is widely known as a salad plant and has had many medicinal uses ascribed to it. During the 1st century A.D., for example, Pliny listed more than 40 medicinal uses. Native Americans of the west coast of the United States treated liver ailments with a diet consisting exclusively of large quantities of watercress for breakfast, abstinence from any further food until noon, and then resumption of an alcohol-free but otherwise normal diet for the remainder of the day. This was repeated until the disease, if curable, disappeared. Dyer's woad, a European plant that has become naturalized and established in parts of North America, is the source of a blue dye that was used for body markings by the ancient Anglo-Saxons. The seeds of other members...
The seeds of opium poppies contain virtually no opium and are widely used in the baking industry as a garnish. However, there are reports that even the mere traces of opium in some poppy seeds have produced positive results in urine drug tests. They also contain up to 50 edible oils that are used in the manufacture of margarines and shortenings. Another type of oil obtained from the seeds after the edible oils have been extracted is used in soaps and paints.
The nurse inspects the skin every 4 hours for redness, rash, or lesions that appear as red wheals or blisters. When a skin rash or irritation is present, the nurse administers frequent skin care. Emollients, antipyretic creams, or a topical corticosteroid may be prescribed. An antihistamine may be prescribed. Harsh soaps and perfumed lotions are avoided. The nurse instructs the patient to avoid rubbing the area and not to wear rough or irritating clothing.
Grindelia camporum, a salt tolerant resinous shrub which produces aromatic resin, is used commercially in adhesives, varnish, printing inks, soaps, and industrial applications. In Egypt salt tolerant rushes have a potential use in paper making. Quinoa is one of the few plants which
Humans use pigs in many different ways. From the point of view of the percentage of the carcass used, the pig is the most utilized of all domesticated animals. The hair is used for brushes because it is very strong, yet flexible. The hide is used for numerous products, from shoes to purses in general it is lightweight and durable. The blood and offal are used for fertilizers, soaps, and medical supplies. Domestic pigs have been used by mankind for centuries as a main supplier of dietary protein.
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