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What is a Cycad? Uses and Health Benefits of Cycad

Cycad is a seed plant characterized by a large crown of green compound leaves supported by a thick trunk. The plant is frequently mistaken for ferns or palms. Some are famous for their survival in very harsh desert climates. They have very specialized pollinators and are also have the property of nitrogen fixation. Starch obtained from stem is used as food by tribal people. It is also used for decoration on ceremonies. Cycads have phytosterols. Phytosterols greatly reduce cholesterol level in the body and directly inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in digestive tract

by Margaret Walker on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 02:03

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