Asphodel Bread

The dried root of WHITE ASPHODEL, boiled, yields a mucilage which is mixed with grain or potato to make Asphodel bread.

Asphodelus ramosus > WHITE ASPHODEL ASPIDISTRA

(Aspidistra elatior) The Victorians coined the name Cannonball Plant for aspidistra, on account of its tolerance of shade, fluctuating temperatures, dust, smoke, and general neglect (F Perry. 1972). The same applies to other names given to it - Cast-Iron Plant, for example (Bonar), and Bar-room Plant (Hyam & Pankhurst).

Asplenium ruta-muraria > WALL RUE Asplenium trichomanes > SPLEENWORT Aster tripolium > SEA ASTER

Asthma

Coping with Asthma

Coping with Asthma

If you suffer with asthma, you will no doubt be familiar with the uncomfortable sensations as your bronchial tubes begin to narrow and your muscles around them start to tighten. A sticky mucus known as phlegm begins to produce and increase within your bronchial tubes and you begin to wheeze, cough and struggle to breathe.

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