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Medicinal Plants in the desert DesertUSA. By Damian Fagan I'm always amazed to see herbal products on my local grocery shelves that contain ingredients from medicinal plants growing right here in the Southwest.

Medicinal Plants in the desert DesertUSA

I marvel at the trial-and-error process that generations of humans have gone through to learn which plants to use to treat particular ailments. Some cultures, the Greek and Chinese, for example, have relied on written records to pass down what they learned about medicinal plants. Other cultures, for instance, Southwest or Amazonian Indian tribes, with no written languages, depended on oral histories to convey information about the plants through the centuries. In the 1700s, your physician might be trained, not only in anatomy and medical science, but also in botany. Chemicals, Chemicals Plants contain a variety of chemical compounds that may benefit the host plant.

There are numerous ways in which these and other plants are prepared for use. A Word of Caution Plants do not bear warning labels. Southwestern Plants Conclusion. Mental_floss. 100 Best (Free) Science Documentaries Online. No matter how much you know, there is always something new to learn about science.

100 Best (Free) Science Documentaries Online

While your college courses may cover the basics, you can get a more in-depth look at a wide variety of topics from Internet resources such as these great documentaries. These selections will help you explore everything from the inner reaches of the human mind to the outer areas of our universe and just about everything else in between. Better yet, they’re all free to watch online so you can learn more without spending a dime. Health and Medicine These documentaries cover topics like health care, diseases, nutrition, nursing, and more so you can get great insights into health and medicine. Super Size Me: In this movie, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock attempts to subsist on only a diet of McDonald’s for a full month.

Drugs Learn how drugs impact the brain and the variety of legal restrictions imposed upon them from these documentaries. Genetics Evolution and Biological History Physics The Quantum Revolution: Dr. Geology. The best how to videos on the web. Sibley Nature Center, Midland, Texas: Essays - Moseying: History of the Southern Llano Estacado. Moseying: History of the Southern Llano Estacado A reenactor portrays an early West Texas botanist November 1, 2006 On Oct 27th at 7 p.m. the Sibley Nature Center was visited by a reenactor portraying an early West Texas botanist.

Sibley Nature Center, Midland, Texas: Essays - Moseying: History of the Southern Llano Estacado

The following is an excerpt of his talk. Good evening. I am Charles Wright. I was born in Wethersfield Connecticut October 29th, 1811. In 1849, Dr. To the east of the Pecos, we had several encounters with friendly Lipan Apaches led by Castellito, but west of the Pecos, we ran into unfriendly Mescalero Apaches under Espejo (looking glass). As I said, Captain French made me walk. On the 12th we left the Pecos River (which we crossed 30 or so miles below Horsehead Crossing) and headed to Escondido Creek. It was an unusual Oenethera – a perennial with a long tubular calyx. Intrigued by the soil, I wandered about examining the other flora. I found the dried remains of an Orobanche or broomrape, under a green mound of fine leaves on a multi-trunked perennial.