31 January, 2008

The Yew Tree

The Yew tree. The tree with magical medicinal wonders. From time immemorial, the tree has played very important roles in people's lives: it was so widely used in Europe for making weapons that they have almost been wiped out there. Presently the yew tree has become very significant due to the anticancer agent - Taxol - which can be isolated mostly from the bark of the yew tree. The common yew trees can be found in North and North-West Africa
For more on the Yew Tree go to these sites: The BBC, shee-erie, likinghub, Medicinal Uses Of Yews, The-Tree, Ancient Yew, Arbutusarts, Wikipedia, Answers, White Dragon, Japanese Yew, duidry, Scholar
Pacific Yew
For more on the Pacific Yew Tree: TopTenHealthProducts, Conifers.org, klemow, botgard, Wellness, herbs2000, FindArticles, Prostate Cancer Treatment, na.fs.fed, The Healing Power of Plants, Nature's Pharmacy, Your Health Base,USDA, Near Atrica

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