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Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto

Serenoa repens

The scientific name of a Saw Palmetto is Serenoa repens. It is endemic to the subtropical Southeastern United States, most commonly along the south Atlantic and Gulf Coastal plains and sand hills. This plant is used by humans as medicine. The extract from the plant has been researched into treatment for people with prostate cancer. The Saw Palmetto is a vascular plant seed plant, it is an angiosperm and an monocot. A special feature this plant has to help it survive, is that it has sharp teeth or spines that gives it protection.

Cinchona Plant

The Cinchona Plant

Cinchona

The scientific name of the Cinchona is Cinchona. It is a plant originating from tropical Andean forests of western South America. It a plant used for medical purposes, it contains quinine. The bark of the plant has quinine which treats malaria, and more common illnesses like fevers. The Cinchona plant is a vascular seed plant, an angiosperm and a dicot.

Cocoa Tree

The Cocoa Tree

Theobroma cacao

The scientific name of the Cocoa plant is the Theobroma Cacao. Cocoa is native to Mexico, Central America and northern South America. Cocoa can have a moderate effect on lowering blood pressure. They are also used to treat a variety of ailments, including diabetes, digestive and chest complaints. Used to prevent heart disease. Cocoa butter is taken to lower cholesterol levels, although its efficacy is unclear.It is also used widely in foods and pharmaceutical preparations, as well as being used as a rich moisturiser for the skin. The Theobroma Cacao is a vascular seed plant, an angiosperm and a dicot.

Sources:

http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/plants-fungi/theobroma-cacao-cocoa-tree

http://www.sms.si.edu/irlspec/Sereno_repens.htm

https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/cinchona-bark.html

https://plants.usda.gov/java/ClassificationServlet?source=display&classid=CINCH

http://www.southeasternflora.com/view_flora.php?plantid=804

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