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Kagiso Given Shadung, Phatu William Mashela, and Maboko Samuel Mphosi

; Diaz-Maroto et al., 2002 ; Mudau and Ngezimana, 2014 ; Rocha et al., 2011 ). The recommended drying temperature range for various organs in medicinal plants is 30 to 40 °C ( Müller and Heindl, 2006 ). However, when fruit pieces of the wild cucumber

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Samuel G. Obae, Hillar Klandorf, and Todd P. West

medicinal plant. Literature Cited Assinewe, V.A. Baum, B.R. Gagnon, D. Arnason, J.T. 2003 Phytochemistry of wild populations of Panax quinquefolius L. (North American ginseng) J. Agr. Food Chem. 51 4549 4553 Attele, A.S. Wu, J.A. Yuan, C.S. 1999 Ginseng

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Jianjun Chen, Lijia Li, and Ying Wang

in China and commonly used as traditional Chinese medicinal herbs ( Ying, 2002 ) and as ornamental plants ( Stearn, 2002 ). In particular, Epimedium species are of great interest because of their pharmacological properties in the treatment of

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Joe-Ann McCoy, Jeanine M. Davis, N. Dwight Camper, Ikhlas Khan, and Avula Bharathi

as an understory, shade-tolerant, hardy perennial. Because of increasing harvest pressures, black cohosh is listed among the top species of concern by both The Nature Conservancy and The United Plant Saver's lists of medicinal species at risk due to

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Saad B. Javed, Abdulrahman A. Alatar, Mohammad Anis, and Mohamed A. El-Sheikh

The coral tree ( Erythrina variegata ) is an important multipurpose tree enriched with diverse medicinal properties ( Jesupillai et al., 2008 ; Ratnasooriya and Dharmasiri, 1999 ; Sachin and Archana, 2009 ). Among horticulturists, it is a popular

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Andrew L. Thomas, Richard J. Crawford Jr, George E. Rottinghaus, John K. Tracy, Wendy L. Applequist, Besa E. Schweitzer, Larry J. Havermann, Scott F. Woodbury, James S. Miller, Mark R. Ellersieck, and Dean E. Gray

phytochemical content (e.g., Hornok, 1986 ; Mudge et al., 2004 ). Another question is when should plants be harvested to maximize phytochemical yield; the concentration of a.i. in a medicinal plant, as a percentage of dry weight, may be relatively constant

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Phu-Long Pham, Ying-Xue Li, He-Rong Guo, Rui-Zhen Zeng, Li Xie, Zhi-Sheng Zhang, Jianjun Chen, Qing-Lian Su, and Qing Xia

.70%). Table 4. Polysaccharide contents in diploid and tetraploid plantlets of D. officinale . z Discussion Dendrobium officinale is an important ornamental flowering plant worldwide. It is also a famous traditional Chinese medicinal plant. With the

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Xiao-Juan Wei, Jinlin Ma, Kun Wang, Xiao-Jing Liang, Jin-Xuan Lan, Yue-Juan Li, Kai-Xiang Li, and Haiying Liang

Camellias are well-known worldwide as ornamental plants. The common flower colors are exclusively limited to red, pink, and white. In contrast, yellow camellias, which have golden yellow petals and are also collectively known as golden camellias

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Valtcho D. Zheljazkov, Charles L. Cantrell, M. Wayne Ebelhar, Christine Coker, and William B. Evans

Chem. 52 4128 4132 Horvath, C.R. Martos, P.A. Saxena, P.K. 2005 Identification and quantification of eight flavones in root and shoot tissues of the medicinal plant Huang-qin ( Scutellaria baicalensis

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Paul W. Bosland, Danise Coon, and Peter H. Cooke

species in separate regions of the Americas were independently domesticated. One possible reason for such an early domestication is that chile peppers are well known as medicinal plants by indigenous peoples ( Cichewicz and Thorpe, 1996 ). The