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Ferula (from Latin ferula, "rod") is a genus of about 170 species of flowering plants in the carrot family, native to the Mediterranean region east to central Asia, mostly growing in arid climates. [1]

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Ammoniacum, or gum ammoniac, is a gum-resin exuded from the stem of a perennial herb (Dorema ammoniacum) of the umbel family (Apiaceae).

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An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules.

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The Apiaceae or Umbelliferae, commonly known as the celery, carrot or parsley family, are a family of mostly aromatic plants with hollow stems.

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The Apiales are an order of flowering plants.

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Asafoetida is the dried latex (gum oleoresin) exuded from the rhizome or tap root of several species of Ferula, a perennial herb that grows tall.

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Asia is the Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres.

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Assistive cane

An assistive cane is a walking stick used as a crutch or mobility aid.

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In the APG II system (2003) for the classification of flowering plants, the name asterids denotes a clade (a monophyletic group).

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Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von LinnéBlunt (2004), p. 171.

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Corporal punishment

Corporal punishment is a form of physical punishment that involves the deliberate infliction of pain in order to punish a person convicted of a crime or as retribution for a perceived offence, including physical chastisement such as spanking, paddling, or caning of minors by parents, guardians, or school or other officials.

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The eudicots, Eudicotidae or eudicotyledons are a monophyletic clade of flowering plants that had been called tricolpates or non-magnoliid dicots by previous authors.

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Fasces (a plurale tantum, from the Latin word fascis, meaning "bundle") is a bound bundle of wooden rods, sometimes including an axe with its blade emerging.

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Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant species in the carrot family.

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Ferula communis

Ferula communis (the giant fennel) is a species in the genus Ferula of the Apiaceae.

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Ferula cypria

Ferula cypria, Cyprus fennel is an erect perennial herb up to 1 m high with sulcate stems.

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Ferula hermonis

Ferula hermonis is a Middle Eastern species of plants in the carrot family native to Syria, Israel, and Lebanon.

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Ferula tingitana

Ferula tingitana (the giant Tangier fennel) is a species of the Apiaceae genus Ferula.

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A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms).

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Flowering plant

The flowering plants (angiosperms), also known as Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants.

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Galbanum is an aromatic gum resin, the product of certain umbelliferous Persian plant species in the genus Ferula, chiefly Ferula gummosa (synonym F. galbaniflua) and Ferula rubricaulis.

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In biology, a genus (plural: genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms.

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Herbaceous plant

An herbaceous plant (in American botanical use simply herb) is a plant that has leaves and stems that die down at the end of the growing season to the soil level.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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A leaf is an organ of a vascular plant and is the principal lateral appendage of the stem.

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Mediterranean Basin

In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin (also known as the Mediterranean region or sometimes Mediterranea) is the region of lands around the Mediterranean Sea that have a Mediterranean climate, with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers, which supports characteristic Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub vegetation.

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Sumbul, also called sumbal or muskroot, is a drug occasionally employed in European medical practice.

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Mythology is a collection of myths, especially one belonging to a particular religious or cultural tradition of a group of people–their collection of stories they tell to explain nature, history, and customs–or the study of such myths.

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Natural gum

Natural gums are polysaccharides of natural origin, capable of causing a large increase in a solution’s viscosity, even at small concentrations.

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Perennial plant

A perennial plant or simply perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years.

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Pinnation (also called pennation) is the arrangement of feather-like or multi-divided features arising from both sides of a common axis.

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Plants, also called green plants, are multicellular eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae.

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Prometheus (Προμηθεύς, meaning "forethought")Smith,.

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In polymer chemistry and materials science, resin is a "solid or highly viscous substance, usually containing prepolymers with reactive groups." Such viscous substances can be plant derived or synthetic.

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Sagapenum (Greek σᾰγάπηνον, σικβινίτζα (Du Cange), σεραπίων; Arabic sakbīnadj; Latin sagapenum, sagapium, seraphinum (Pharm. Witenbergica)) is a historical plant from Media, identified with Ferula persica L., Ferula scuntziana (Umbelliferae), or Ferula scowitziana, also denoting its yellow translucent balsam, which causes irritation of the skin and whose smell resembles that of asafoetida.

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Silphium (also known as silphion, laserwort, or laser) was a plant that was used in classical antiquity as a seasoning and as a medicine.

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In biology, a species (abbreviated sp., with the plural form species abbreviated spp.) is one of the basic units of biological classification and a taxonomic rank.

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Splint (medicine)

A splint is a device used for support or immobilization of a limb or the spine.

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A thyrsus or thyrsos (θύρσος) was a wand or staff of giant fennel (Ferula communis) covered with ivy vines and leaves, sometimes wound with taeniae and always topped with a pine cone.

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An umbel is an inflorescence which consists of a number of short flower stalks (called pedicels) which spread from a common point, somewhat like umbrella ribs.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferula

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