26 июля 2008 г.|
updated October 2000
Биология -> All The Plants of Pern
Lemongrass || Lentils ||
Mandamo trees ||
Mangoes || Marshberries ||
Marsh grasses || Meadowsweet
|| Melons || Mint ||
Moonflower || Mosstea ||
Numbweed || Nutmegoid
Lavender||Known location: Nabol|
Outside Info: Flowers flavor jams, vinegars, sweets, creams, stews. Dried flowers are used in
potpourri. Leaf is bitter and sometimes used in cooking. Flower water is a skin toner useful for
cell renewal and is an antiseptic for acne. Flower tea treats anxiety, headaches, flatulence,
nausea, dizziness, and halitosis. The essential oil is used in perfumes and is antiseptic, mildly
sedative, and painkilling. The oil is applied to insect bites, treats burns, sore throats, and
headaches. Oil is added to baths as a relaxant. Treats rheumatic aches, insomnia, depression, high
blood pressure, lymphatic congestion, poor digestion, and menstrual problems. Use the essential oil
in a massage oil for muscle aches. Use a few drops of oil in final rinse water for linen or hair.
Because of it's versatility, lavender essential oil is probably stocked in all holds, and is likely
to be part of trader's wares.
Legumes (I)||Growth form: Earth
Known location: Fort hold, Ruatha
Uses: edible, added to savory dishes to thicken them up
Known locations: Benden
Outside Info: The stem and leaf have a distinct lemon flavor. Leaf tea treats diarrhea,
stomach-ache, headache, fevers, flu, and is antiseptic. The essential oil is used in cosmetics,
food, and aromatherapy to improve circulation and muscle tone. Antiseptic oil treats athlete's foot
and acne, a spray reduces airborne bacteria.
Lentils (I,H)|| |
Lovage (I,H)||Growth form: herb |
Uses: medicinal herb used for coughs
Outside Info: Grows to 2m. It has large, dark green celery-scented leaves and hollow stems.
Queen-Anne's lace type greenish yellow flowers bloom mid to late summer. leaves give body and aroma
to soups and stews. The root is grated raw into salads, is pickled, or used as a powdered condiment.
Seeds are sprinkled on bread or rice, salads, mashed potatoes, or steeped in brandy for a settling
digestive, and used in perfumes. An infusion of seeds, roots, or leaves reduces water retention and
assists the elimination of toxins. The expectorant root treats mouth ulcers, tonsillitis,
bronchitis, cystitis, and menstrual pain. It should be avoided during pregnancy and by those with
kidney problems. Tea can be made from leaf. stem can be steamed and served with a white sauce, or
chopped into sopus or stews.
Lur-weed||Growth form: weed|
Known location: Tillek
Misc. Info Sends runnerbeasts (and possibly other animals) into convulsions. Typically,
runnerbeasts don't eat lur-weed.
Mandamo trees||Growth form: tree |
Known location: Southern hold
Uses: a segment of the trunk was used for message drums in Southern.
Misc.: gracefully draped across a path in Southern.
<<||Mangoes||Known location: Boll|
Outside Info: Fast growing tree, grows up to 30m. 1-2 crops a year of large, musk- scented
fruit. Fruit can be eaten raw, candied, or pickled. Unripe fruit and tender leaves are used as sour
flavorings. In India, bark is used to treat internal bleeding, dysentery, and throat diseases. Leaf
ash is used for burns. A secret recipe for artist's paint used the urine of cows fed on mango leavs.
Unripe fruit, peel, seeds, flowers and resin have medicinal uses.
General habitat: low marsh valleys
Known location: near Half-circle seahold
Form: coarse grass,
Known location: Half-Circle seahold, by coast
General habitat: in bogs
Uses: canes can be made into reed pipes.
Meadowsweet||Growth form: herb, white
and blue flowers|
Uses: analgesic herb
Outside Info: Has clusters of almond-scented cream blossoms. Grows to 2m. Flowers give an
almond flavor to meads, herb wines, jam, and stewed fruit. Dried flowers scent linen and yield an
astringent skin tonic. Flower buds contain salicylic acid, and can be used similar to aspirin.
Flower tea can be used for stomach ulcers and headaches, as an antiseptic diuretic, and for feverish
colds, diarrhea, and heartburn. Tea is mildly painkilling. Anti-inflammatory action treats
rheumatism. Flowering tops make a greenish yellow dye, leaves make a blue dye, the roots a black
Known locations: Igen, Ista, wild
melons near Boll|
Known locations: Benden Weyr bowl|
Uses: seasoning(?). Mint sticks rubbed over teeth as a toothbrush/mouthwash
Outside Info: There are dozens of varieties of mints, with different flavors and medicinal
uses. All mints or mint products should be used sparingly or avoided completely during pregnancy.
Growth form: vine|
Fruit: orange-red fruit
Known locations: Southern, Nerat
|<<||Mosstea||Growth form: herb|
Uses: for drinking as a tea, dressing wounds against infection.
|<<||Mustard||Known locations: Nabol|
Outside Info: There are many varieties of mustard, and each has different medicinal properties.
Black mustard was once the most widely used to make the condiment known as mustard before being
replaced with the more mechanical harvester friendly brown mustard. It is possible that one or both
of these varieties exist on Pern. Black mustard seeds stimulate circulation, treat bronchitis, give
a warming footbath, and in a poultice they reduce inflammation. Treats chilblains and rheumatism.
Oil is a lubricant. In China, brown mustard seeds are used to treat colds, stomach problems,
abscesses, rheumatism, lumbago, and ulcers. The leaves treat bladder inflammation. 1 tablespoon of
crushed seed in warm water induces vomiting. Young leaves can be added to salad.
Growth form: several
cactus-like 'stalks' from a single base of broadleaf. (Dragonlovers shows 3 stalks, 3 leavs). A
succulent bush with holliw, toxic brown spines. The skin of the plant has fine hairs that can cause
irritation, possibly inflammation of skin it comes in contact with.|
Known location: Ista, Nerat
Uses: needles used as syringe for injections and to draw blood.
Misc.: Needlethorn is omnivorous and shoots its thorns at anything that disturbs it during
its growing season. It falls into a dormant stage when the flowers of the ging tree (ginkgo?) open.
These plants are always found together. The spines are poisonous through spring and summer. ''The
vine grows during the winter and has to shed its old corona or leave too many unprotected gaps. I
understand the flesh is tasty.''''During the spring and summer the bush has an odor to attract
snakes and insects. The hollow spines suck essential juices from the creature the plant impales, and
also rainwater.''(Moreta) Needlethorns are also used for transfusions. (Masterharper)
Growth form: perennial.|
Known location: Ruathan fields.
Uses: medicinal, used in a tonic
Growth form: bush.
plaque, thorny greenery. The leafs are opposing, and arrowhead-shaped, with a terminating leaf at
the end of the branch. The plant has a grey-green color. They sprout tufts of blossoms, similar to
Known location: Nerat, Southern
General habitat: jungle areas
Uses: 'raw' or made into a salve, it numbs skin to pain.
Misc.: too much numbweed will cause bleeding and scarring. To prepare the salve, it requires
3 days of stewing, then 1 day to strain it, and the juice skimmed to the right consistency for the
salve (Southern). Runners carry an oiled packet that has a cloth soaked in numweed to cleanse and
Growth form: herb,
Uses: cooking herb