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Help with the Database terms

Help with the database terms

A comprehensive list of all the terms used in the database including medicinal, edible, and other uses. For example:

Medicinal Terms :: Adaptogen: Helps the body 'rise' to normal stress situations, thus preventing the many chronic degenerative diseases.

Edible Terms :: Gum: Can be chewed as a chewing gum or can often be used as a sweetener or thickening agent in foods.

Other Uses Terms :: Basketry: Plant used in making baskets and other items such as chairs. Includes plants that are only used as an ornamental addition.











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