NEW YORK—A new study suggests that sponge plants may be edible, and may even be helpful in helping people with their food and beverage needs.
The new study, published online in the journal Science Advances, found that the spongelike plant, the urticating hydrangea (UHT), contains compounds that can help people with food-related conditions like food allergies and constipation.
The UHT is one of three plant species found in the Indo-Pacific region and is often referred to as the “sponge.”
The study authors say that the plant’s natural properties make it useful in helping the human body recover from the effects of constipation, diarrhea and other illnesses caused by intestinal inflammation.UHT is a sponge-shaped plant that grows in the water.
Researchers found that when the plant is cut open, the plant can absorb and excrete nutrients from the water, helping to restore nutrients to the body.
“The urticated hydranges, if cut open and exposed to the water surface, can release the plant compounds and they can be eaten as a food,” said study co-author David L. Brown, Ph.
D., of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Brown said that in this case, the study suggests the plant could help people eat more healthy food.
Brown and his colleagues found that UHT extracts nutrients from water in the form of salts, which can be used to make a variety of food and drink products, including sponge bread.
Researchers found that cutting the urticaria, or plant’s root, from the urtees leaves, and then putting the leaves in water for a short time caused the plant to excrete the salts.
When the plant was dried, the salts were absorbed and absorbed into the plant.
In this case the salt was released into the water and was then incorporated into sponge bread or a variety that had been fermented by the bacteria.
In addition to helping with digestion, the plants roots also contain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that can benefit the body in other ways.
Brown said that it may be possible to make sponge bread using the plant, which is one way to reduce food waste.
The findings suggest that the ursticating hydros, which are not edible, may have medicinal uses as well.
For example, the researchers found that urtication can help alleviate some gastrointestinal conditions that have been associated with constipation or diarrhea.
Brown explained that the plants root can be fermented to make sugars, which may help people get enough calories for energy and help with weight loss.
Other benefits of urticate include:Lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and improving the quality of urine, which Brown said could help prevent certain types of cancer.
Brown, who is also a professor of medicine at the University at Albany, said that urticarial plants may also help people deal with symptoms of certain illnesses.
The plants roots can be broken and the alkaloids that the alkaline plant compounds can release can be absorbed into tissues, Brown said.
For people with diabetes, the effects could be beneficial because the urts can help reduce blood sugar levels.
For those with high cholesterol, the results could help lower cholesterol levels, and urtates may also be useful for reducing high blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart attacks, Brown added.
Brown added that he hoped the study would help people understand the health benefits of these plants and could eventually help researchers develop a treatment for people with certain conditions.
“I think it’s really important that the research is done now to understand the effects and to understand how we can treat people with a variety, different types of conditions that may be related to the urate,” Brown said in a statement.
“That’s really our ultimate goal,” he added.
“What we really need to understand is the effects on human health, and we can’t do that until we have these studies that we can use in the future to understand more about how we could treat people.”