Before killing this weed - Tumbleweeds, check this, they might have medicinal properties. IT has been used in European folk medicine as a treatment for worms, constipation, and as a diuretic. Extracts from the plant have experimentally been shown to lower blood pressure and to have smooth-muscle relaxing effects. In Chinese medicine it is used for hypertension and headaches, so was a well-known part of the herbal pharmacy in those areas. It also has been used to make soap in the areas north of the Black Sea.
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