1. Saw Palmetto
The Saw Palmetto is used to decrease symptoms of enlarged prostate and cure prostate infections and prostate cancer.
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The seeds of the Cacao Plant are used to dilate blood vessels and protect people from heart problems.
3. Pilocarpus pennatifolius
The Pilocarpus pennatifolius is used to treat diarrhea.
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The bark of the Cinchona plant is used to treat malaria.
5. Aloe Vera
The leaves and sap are used for lotions, sunscreen, and shampoo that treats inflamed skin, and heals burns and wounds.
Zygopetalum Advance Australia Orchidaceae
This type of orchid has special roots that allow it to absorb water from the air. Plants in the jungle are constantly competing for water, meaning that if a plant this small grew from the ground, it would die. Thus, this plant known as an ephiphyte has adapted to living on other plants and absorbing water from the air.
1. Mango Tree
The flowers of the mango trees almost into strings of red and orange fruit. This fruit, known as a mango, is edible and used in cooking all around the world.
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2. Vanilla Orchid
The seed pod of this plant has been used for an extremely long time as a source of vanilla. Vanilla is extracted from these pods that are shaped like beans, and the taste and smell of vanilla only develops after these pods are dried and cured.
3. Ananas comosus (Pineapple)
The fruit of the Ananas comosus, or better known as a pineapple, is edible and widely used in culinary today.
4. Cocos nucifera (Coconut Palm)
The fruit of the Cocos nucifera, a coconut, is eaten.
5. Musa (Banana)
On the Banana plant, groups of flowers soon develop into bananas, which are edible fruits.
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The name Piper methysticum (Kava Plant), means intoxicating pepper. The most useful part of the Kava plant, or the roots can be used as medicine, by realeasing tension in the body, treating sleep disturbances, helping ease anxiety, and getting rid of stress. If you were given the Kava plant, it is considered a gesture of friendship. This plant celebrates weddings and births, and honors the dead at funerals.
Dinonaea muscipula (Venus Flytrap)
The Venus Flytrap and other carnivorous plants have adapted to getting nourishment from insects because they live in areas where the soil lacks nutrients. These plants are able to digest small animals including flies and spiders. The Venus Flytrap attracts insects to land on it by using vibrant colors such as red and sweet smells. Once an insect has landed on the leaves, they will snap shut and the helpless insect will be digested by the Venus Flytrap.
This flower is pollinated by bees and other insects because it has large, colorful petals to attract insects to land on the flower.
2. Costus specious
These flowers are also pollinated by bees and other insects because they have large, colorful, and sweet smelling petals, which will definitely attract insects to land on them.
3. Cymbidium (Asian Corsage Orchid)
These flowers are pollinated by insects because they have large petals with vibrant colors.
Answer: One mahogany tree can make 7 dressers.
Chondrodendron tomentosum (Curare)
The stem of the Curare plant is used to relax muscles. This plant is used by doctors and helps paralyze patients' muscles during surgery without stopping their heart from beating. It is also used as dart poison for hunting, because it can paralyze the hunter's prey.
Why is moss so small?
Moss is so small because it doesn't have vascular bundles, meaning that it doesn't have fully formed roots, stems, and leaves. Without vascular bundles that help carry water, food, and minerals to every cell around the plant, moss must be compact so that the plant can conserve water and so that every cell easily has access to water, food, and minerals.
Flower of Succulent Sesame
This flower is different from the ones in the rainforest because it is succulent. Since the desert is dry, it is important to have succulent flowers and leaves because they help retain water and keep the plant from drying out.
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