French lilac


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French lilac

n
(Plants) another name for goat's-rue1
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Metformin was synthesized from compounds that were derived from French lilac in the 1920s.
Metformin, which is derived from the French lilac, is used to treat NAFLD as well as diabetes, and currently is being studied in connection with the prevention of a variety of cancers.
Some favorites include spring-flowering bulbs--hyacinth, narcissus, regal lilies; flowering shrubs--viburnum, French lilac, summersweet, sweetbay magnolia, mock orange; flowering vines--honeysuckle, autumn clematis, climbing roses; flowering groundcovers--lily of the valley; herbaceous perennials--hosta, carnations, peonies; annuals--sweet alyssum, stock; and foliage plants--mint, thyme, basil, scented geraniums, bayberry, juniper.