Khat plant (Catha edulis Forsk) belongs to the family Celastraceae (moonseed
) that is frequently cultivated in certain regions of the horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Dauricine (C13; DL = 0.9, OB = 23.65, Caco-2 = 0.37) from Asiatic moonseed
was reported to have significant antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects , and ergosterol (C14; DL = 0.72, OB = 14.29, Caco-2 = 1.47)  from the mushroom and isorhamnetin (C17; DL = 0.31, OB = 49.6, Caco-2 = 0.31)  were both found to have anti-inflammatory effects.
All three books in the Moonseed
Series are available in both print and ebook formats.
Although Clematis species were not found within about 160 meters of deployed traps, several other vining forbs were found within 33 meters, including honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.), trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans), greenbriar (Smilax sp.), grape (Vitis sp.), and Carolina moonseed
They might be a bad-tasting, dangerous look-alike: moonseed
. Known as Canada moonseed
, but distributed throughout the entire eastern third of the United States as well as southeastern Canada, the plant's heart-shaped leaves and bluish-black fruit suggest wild grapes.
If you have Moonseed
and Mistletoe, A Book of Poisonous Wild Plants in your school library, share it with your students.
Several herbaceous plants and woody vines, commonly regarded as forest herbs, were more prominent in 2008, including Aquilegia canadensis (columbine), Solidago ulmifolia (elm-leaved goldenrod), Sanicula odorata (common black snakeroot), Smilax tamnoides (greenbriar) and Menispermum canadense (moonseed
) (Table 1).
vitacea, woodbine; Smilax hispida, green briar; Toxicodendron radicans, poison ivy; Menispermum canadense, moonseed
; and Vitis riparia, riverbank grape.
the pure moonseed
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Clinton Police Chief Mark Laverdure said a few concerned residents reported the use of a popular, local plant, Datura stramonium, also known as Thorn Apple, Loco Weed, Moonseed
, Angel's Trumpet and Devil's Trumpet.
(Menispermum canadense) All parts of plants poisonous particularly the berries.
Taxon (1) Habit Frequency Number Cuttings Dewberry (Rubus spp.) Woody 44.8 28 Greenbrier (Smilax spp.) Woody 5.6 27 Woody stems (unidentified) Woody 49.1 25 Savannah panicgrass (Phanopyrum Herbaceous 4.1 4 gymnocarpon) Butterweed (Senecio glabellus) Herbaceous 35.8 3 Willow oak (Quercus phellos) Woody 0.8 2 Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera Herbaceous 4.2 2 japonica) Violet (Viola spp.) Herbaceous 21.1 2 Red-berried moonseed
(Cocculus Herbaceous 1.3 1 carolinus) Thistle (Cirsium spp.) Herbaceous 5.0 1 Water willow (Justicia ovata) Herbaceous 6.6 1 (1) Scientific names in accord with Kartesz (1994).