How much of Earth’s biomass is affected by humans?

How much of Earth’s biomass is affected by humans?

We know, even by casual observation, that humanity has disrupted the balance of life on Earth, eradicated habitats, reduced biodiversity, and driven some species to extinction. Now, an updated Census of Earth’s Biomass reveals some details of this transformation of the species diversity on Earth. The study – by Yinon M. Bar-On and Ron Milo from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and Rob Phillips […]

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Bee products and Collecting honey and bees

Bee products and Collecting honey and bees

Bee honey is a high quality food for humans, which has medicinal properties. Since mainly arises from the nectar (sweet juice of flowers), honey contains sugars (glucose and fructose), acids, macro and micro-elements (Ca, Na, P, Fe, Mg, Co, and other). In addition, bee honey contains ferments (diastase, invertase and calatase) and vitamins.

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Amanita phalloides- death cap

Amanita phalloides- death cap

Among the known mushrooms, this is the most toxic for man. All parts of mushrooms, including spores are toxic. Toxins remain stable for several years. It is recommended to wash your hands well after working with this mushroom.

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Resin, resin collection and consequences of collecting resin

Resin, resin collection and consequences of collecting resin

The resin is exudative product of some plants. Natural resins are usually of vegetable origin and are characterized by a solid composition at room temperature, insoluble in water and partial or complete solubility in the alcohol. Resins in nature occur primarily or by secondary or exist as such in the resin canals plants, and serve as a defensive asset when incurred injury, or secondary secreted […]

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Essential oils from significant species in forestry

Essential oils from significant species in forestry

Aromatherapy (aroma = smell) represents plant therapy with essential oils that are used as means for healing, relaxation, body care, etc. Essential oils are volatile aromatic products obtained by distillation or other suitable process of plants. One of the oldest methods for obtaining essential oils is a steam distillation. In Europe, the production of essential oil distillation started in the 16th century.

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