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Black Walnuts (Juglans)
- 1. Any of various trees of the genus Juglans. The seven or eight known species are all native to the north temperate zone.
2. The nut of any of the various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell.
Walnuts are thick-shelled, and nearly globular drupes. Wa (more info - Black Walnuts)
WARNING: Walnuts and other tree nuts are important food-allergen sources that have the potential to be associated with life-threatening, IgE-mediated systemic reactions in some individuals.
Jamaican Dogwood (Jamaican Dogwood)
Jamaican Sarsaparilla (Jamaican Sarsaparilla)
Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
- An Asiatic trailing evergreen honeysuckle with half-evergreen leaves and fragrant white flowers turning yellow with age.
It is an effective groundcover, and has pleasant, strong-smelling flowers. It can be cultivated by seed, cuttings, or layering. In addition, it will spread itself v (more info - Japanese honeysuckle)
Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)
- Also called: Fallopia japonica, Reynoutria japonica. A member of the family Polygonaceae, and relatives of Chinese knotweed, Bushy knotweed.
Japanese knotweed is a large, herbaceous perennial plant native to eastern Asia, specifically Japan, China, and Korea. In Chinese medicine, it i (more info - Japanese knotweed)
WARNING: Some caution should be exercised when consuming this plant because it, similar to rhubarb, contains oxalic acid, which may aggravate conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or hy...more
Japanese Lily Turf (Japanese Lily Turf)
Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum)
- Originating in India, Jasmine is now grown all over the world and prized for its beautiful scent. In Aromatherapy the essential oil is used to relieve depression and tension, as an aphrodisiac, and to enable lucid dreaming. It is also mousturizing and heals skin, and is gentle enough for sensitive (more info - Jasmine)
Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
- A leathery-leaved evergreen shrub (Simmondsia chinensis) native to the southwestern US, with seeds that produce an oil.
Jojoba oil is used as a replacement for whale oil and its derivatives, such as cetyl alcohol. The ban on importing whale oil to the US in 1971 led to the discovery t (more info - Jojoba)
WARNING: The oil has similar properties to olestra and ingesting it may cause steatorrhea (anal leakage and oily stool).
- 1. A desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers; constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes placed in genus Genista.
2. A coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones.
The common juniper (J. communis) is a shrub of a low, spreading form, hav (more info - Juniper)
Wasabi (Wasabia japonica)
- A member of the Brassicaceae family, which includes cabbage, horseradish, broccoli, kale and mustard. Wasabi is also called Japanese horseradish, although horseradish is a different plant (which is often used as a substitute for wasabi).
The chemical in wasabi that provides for its in (more info - Wasabi)
WARNING: Raw brassica vegetables contain goitrogens, which can suppress the function of the thyroid gland and induce the formation of a goiter by interfering with iodine uptak...more
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