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Cirsium Arvense

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Cirsium arvense used for its diuretic, astringent and hepatic properties
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Cirsium arvense is a plant native to Eurasia, today being widespread all over the world. It is an invasive species, and is often considered a weed. In some regions, it’s used by the folk medicine. Infusion made ​​from the top of the plant, harvested in the period when it blooms, is known for its astringent, hepatic, diuretic and emetic properties.
The picture was created with a Nikon D40X camera and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D AF lens, using the following settings: focal length – 50 mm, exposure time – 1/320 sec, ISO – 100, lens aperture – F/4,5.

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