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Daucus carrota

Wild Carrot

Daucus carrota Umbelliferae Names: Queen Anne’s Lace, Bird’s Nest Weed, Devil’s Plague (!) Habitat: Europe, Asia, North America and N. Africa. Collection: The aerial parts of the herb should be collected betweenJune and August when...

Drugs and breathlessness:

We now move on to the reader whose 82-year-old father was put on a colourful cocktail of pills for his gout and hypertension. The man has now become very breathless and is suffering night cramps. The reader wanted to know if drugs were the cause of...

Gout:

One reader urges caution about last week's suggestion to eat salicylate-rich fruits such as cherries as this may interact with the warfarin our reader was also taking.

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