Month: August 2022

Plants From A-Z By Ivan

Thinkers Keys – A-Z Alphabet Key #PlantNames


Challenge yourself to find a plant for each letter of the alphabet. For the second column, please insert an image of the plant and in the third column, please identify the purpose of the plant. 


Is it edible? Is it used for medicinal purposes only? Is it used for cosmetics? Decoration/display purposes? Is it used to help with construction? OR CAN IT BE USED FOR ALL?


Name of the Plant Image of the plant Purpose
A: Adonis. The plant is a medicinal plant that contains a compound (glycoside Adonidin) that is used in the treatment of heart conditions. As one of the common names suggests this member of the Adonis genus flowers in the spring.
B:BANANA They contain essential nutrients that can have a protective impact on health. Eating bananas can help lower blood pressure and may reduce the risk of cancer. This article will take a look at the potential health benefits of bananas, such as improving heart health and promoting regularity.
C: CABBAGE That helps fill you up, so you eat less. It also keeps you regular, and it could help lower your “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and control your blood sugar. Cabbage also has nutrients that keep the lining of your stomach and intestines strong.
D: Daffodil Daffodil is a plant. The bulb, leaf, and flower are used to make medicine. People use daffodil for the common cold, swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis), wound healing, and joint pain, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
E: EMMENOPTERYS Emmenopterys henryi is a species of flowering plant in the family Rubiaceae. It is found in the temperate parts of central and southern China and in Vietnam. It is a deciduous tree with opposite leaves and can attain heights of 45 m and grow to be 1000 years old. The epithet is named after the Irish botanist and sinologist Augustine Henry. The trees may not flower until they are 30–100 years old, and flowering seems to be triggered by a long hot summer. Many inflorescences are accompanied by a large white bract.
F:FABIANA The plants are employed as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory (through infusions and decoctions), as well as to set broken bones using the resin exuding foliage and branches. European researchers have periodically studied the medicinal value of the plant since as early as 1877.
G:GAS PLANT. Gas plant is a herbaceous perennial with a woody base. It typically reaches 61–122 cm (2–4 feet) in height. The five-petaled flowers are borne in terminal racemes and produce dry star-shaped fruits. The compound leaves are glossy and can cause skin irritation in some people.
H: HEBE topiaria Left to grow naturally, Hebe topiaria forms a gracefully mounding specimen. Alternatively, several plants can be used to create an informal hedge. Take advantage of its cool, gray leaf tones and use this shrub in warm sunny spots. It combines well with Mediterranean plants and dwarf conifers.
I :ICE PLANT Ice plant is used in ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen), dysentery, liver and kidney diseases and pneumonia. Used externally it relieves itching, pain, swelling and redness of the skin.
J:JACARANDA MIMOSIFOLIA Traditionally the flowers, leaves and bark are used to ease neuralgia and varicose veins. qualities that treat leukemia. Hot Jacaranda leaf baths treat wounds and skin infections and the tree also helps in the treatment of acne.
K:KALANCHOE Kalanchoe is a genus of the Family Crassulaceae. Various species of Kalanchoe are often referenced in folklore, and commonly used in traditional medicine worldwide for the treatment of fever, abscesses, bruises, contused wounds, coughs, skin diseases, infections, hypertension, rheumatism and inflammation 
L:LADY PALM If you see spider mites around the leaves of this plant, make sure to wipe them out with the help of soapy water. They purify air from formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene, and carbon dioxide. These plants are not toxic to dogs or cats.
M:MADAGASCAR JASMINE The Jasmine plant is commonly used for bridal bouquets and wreaths. This is because of the small white attractive blooms which match the white wedding look needed, and the stems winding around wire hoops, create a perfect wreath.
N:NATAL PLUM In many areas the Natal plum is used as a hedge plant both for its fragrant white blossoms and as security which is provided by its dense foliage and large thorns.
O:OAK TREE The Oak tree is mostly just a tree but squirrels can eat its nuts also the wood is very sturdy and can be used for many things.
P:PACKERA Golden groundsel is a medicinal plant that is deserving of greater attention[4]. This species was widely used by N. American Indians to treat various complaints of the female reproductive system, and also to ease childbirth
Q:QUEEN ANNE’S LACE This plant gets the “wild carrot” name for a good reason. Queen Anne’s Lace and the carrots we eat today are related. The flower produces a carrot-like taproot, and in fact, modern (and much more delicious) carrots were originally developed from Queen Anne’s Lace; they were simply bred to produce a tastier root.
R:RADISH It Is used for food
S:SAGE People commonly use sage for memory and thinking skills, high cholesterol, and symptoms of menopause. It is also used for pain after surgery, lung cancer, sore throat, sunburn, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
T:TALINUM The plant is useful for treating headaches, pneumonia, a surplus of urine, irregular menstruation, and vaginal discharge. The juice from the leaves is used to treat ulcers, and increase appetite. For its health benefits, Talinum paniculatum can induce sweating and also finds use as an enema for hemorrhoids.
U:Ulex Gorse flowers are edible and can be used in salads and tea and to make a non-grape-based fruit wine. As fodder gorse is high in protein it may be used as feed for livestock, particularly in winter when other greenstuff is not available.
V:VACCINIUM Ecology. Vaccinium species are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera (butterfly and moth) species – see list of Lepidoptera that feed on Vaccinium. Berries of North American species nourish a variety of mammals and birds, notably including the grizzly bear
W:WALNUTS Both trees are cultivated worldwide for their nuts and their high quality timber, which is widely used in furniture, car interiors, doors and the gun industry. However, we can say that English walnuts are cultivated more for nuts and less for timber.
X:Xerochrysum It is also a great container plant. The flowers are great for floral work, and can also be dried for long lasting flowers that don’t need water.
Y:YARROW Yarrow has long been used to treat digestive issues like ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), symptoms of which include stomach pain, diarrhea, bloating, and constipation. In fact, this herb contains several flavonoids and alkaloids, which are plant compounds known to relieve digestive complaints
Z:ZAMIA The ZZ plant has air purifying qualities for the indoor environment. A Study from the University of Copenhagen from 2014 shows the plant is able to remove volatile organic compounds in this order of effectiveness, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene.


Camera Angles 101 By Ivan

Types of Camera Angles
What does it look like or mean?
Wide Shot
It is used to show the surroundings to tell you what place you are in now. They can also be used to show loneliness, sadness and a sense of insignificance.
Tight Shot
It is used mostly for dialogue and to show the emotion or expression on the character’s face.
Medium Shot
I used to help the viewer focus on what the character is doing.
Long Shot
It Is also used to show the environment but with more focus on The character in the scene
Extreme Tight/Detail Shot
Detail shots are mostly used to put Importance or emphasis on a specific detail in your movie
Dutch Angle
It is usually used to make a sense of uneasiness Like something isn’t quite right
High Shot
It does the exact opposite of the low shot making your character seem more smaller and insignificant
Low Shot
It is used to make your character look larger in life and to portray power or dominance.
Cutaway Shot
It interrupts the movie for a split second just to cut away to something irrelevant. It is really good at helping transitions or to show side stories happening.
Cowboy Shot
It’s called this because a lot of western movies use this shot when showing the cowboy.
It shows what a character is looking at you are seeing through their eyes.
Over The Shoulder
It is mostly used when two people are talking to kind of make the viewer feel like they are there.