angelica tree


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angelica tree

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n.
1. a prickly tree, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis, of the rue family, having a medicinal bark and berries.
2. Also called angelica tree , devil's-walking-stick. a prickly shrub, Aralia spinosa, of the ginseng family, having a medicinal bark and root.
[1680–90]
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The Japanese angelica tree, Aralia elata, is also known as the devil's walking stick because its single slender trunk is covered in vicious prickles.
Analytical results for 35 of the samples of various vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, fruit (strawberries), edible shoots (Japanese Angelica tree), seafood, yoghurt and unprocessed raw milk indicated that I-131, Cs-134 and Cs-137 were either not detected or were below the regulation values set by the Japanese authorities.
Saponins appear in a variety of plants, particularly in the barks and roots of the Japanese angelica tree, the ovary of the soapnut tree, and the seeds of horse chestnuts and camellias.