Plant Detective show

Plant Detective

Summary: Flora Delaterre, plant detective, investigates one medicinal plant per program, including recent science, traditional uses, efficacy, risks, and lore. Delaterre's investigations take her around the globe, from Sri Lanka to Siberia, from the Appalachian Mountains to the rainforests of the Northwest, from research laboratories to your backyard. A production of Montana Public Radio since 1996. Program duration: 1:29


 Medicinal Plants-Saffron | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Medicinal, but used mainly in cooking. Keywords: Saffron, Cornwall, Crocus sativus, most expensive spice, stigma, blossom, phytomedicinal, antispasmodic, pain, stimulant, wounds, childbirth, menstruation, fever, depression, cancer, Spain, Iran

 Medicinal Plants-Cattail | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Food & medicine in N. America & China. Keywords: Cattail, tinder, Typha, stops bleeding, pollen, fluff, angina, circulation, brain & nerve tissue, indigenous, shoot, flowerhead, root, heart, sugar, snakebite, herb, medicinal plant, phytomedicinal

 Medicinal Plants-Black Walnut | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Antimicrobial, antifungal, good for skin problems. Keywords: Black walnut, Juglans nigra, laxative, parasites, tapeworm, eczema, psoriasis, hull, industrial abrasives, exfoliant, medicinal plant, phytomedicinal, herbs, bare ground

 Medicinal Plants-Wormwood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Key ingredient in absinthe, aids digestion & antiparasite. Keywords: Wormwood, Artemisia absinthium, sagebrush, vermouth, wermut, cocktails, phytomedicinal, bitter, sluggish digestion, low acid, anorexia, roundworm, pinworm, essential oil, toxic

 Medicinal Plants-Meadowsweet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soothed the muscles of heros. Keywords: Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria, CuChulainn, Ireland, weed, salicylates, aspirin, inflammation, rheumatism, reduces acid, easy on stomach, arthritis, soreness, digestion, joint problems, safe, soothes nausea

 Medicinal Plants-Withania | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Good stress medicine. Keywords: Indian ginseng, Withania somnifera, Ashwaganda, root, leaf, berry, immunity, sleep, exhaustion, recovery, digestion, appetite, bitter, inflammation, anemia, male & female sexual potency, calming, strengthening

 Medicinal Plants-Chaparral | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Anticancer uses and potential, but caution advised. Keywords: Chaparral, Larrea tridentate, U.S. Southwest, greasewood, creosotebush, indigenous, pain, digestion, toothache, NDGA, liver-toxic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, pharmaceuticals, prostate

 Medicinal Plants-Elecampane | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Gentle respiratory herb. Keywords: Elecampane, Inula helenium, yellow, root, lungs, bronchitis, cough, warming, expectorant, children, tonic, digestion, Helen of Troy, herbs, phytomedicinal, plants, medicine

 Medicinal Plants-Horehound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Bitter Passover herb good for respiratory issues and digestion. Keywords: Horehound, Marrubium vulgaris, mint, hoarfrost, soothing, airways, sore throat, cold, bronchitis, pertussis, asthma, candy, herbs, phytomedicinal, plants, medicine

 Medicinal Plants-Opium III | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Painkiller with pivotal historic role. Keywords: Papaver somniferum, opium poppy, Hong Kong, diarrhea, narcotic, addiction, trade, China, Britain, Opium Wars, endorphins, enkephalins, medicinal plants

 Medicinal Plants-Opium II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The source of heroin--invented by Bayer, makers of aspirin. Keywords: Opium, capsule, latex, Papaver somniferum, morphine substitute, addiction, medicine, illicit, India, Australia, Afghanistan, poppy, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal

 Medicinal Plants-Opium I | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Ancient, valuable source of important drugs. Keywords: Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, crucifixion, Jesus Christ, pain relief, paregoric, diarrhea, codeine, cough, papaverine, spasm, apomorphine, emetic, morphine, hospital, ambulance, army, Civil War

 Medicinal Plants-Pau d'arco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Traditional medicine prematurely touted as a miracle. Keywords: Pau d'arco, Tabebuia, tree, South America, Lapacho, Trumpet Flower, wood, herbalism, inner bark, lapachol, cancer, HIV, side effects, whole plant, candida, flu, herpes, medicinal plant

 Medicinal Plants-Noni | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Traditional Hawaiian medicinal not wholly supported by science--yet. Keywords: Morinda citrifolia, Noni, canoe plant, fresh juice, bruises, breaks, hypertension, immunomodulatory, antitumor, pulp, leaves, root-juice, fermented juice, preliminary studies

 Medicinal Plants-Birch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Analgesic with promise for cancer. Keywords: Birch, Betula, bark, fever, pain, inflammation, xylitol, dental health, northern North America, northern Europe, China, cancer, betulinic acid, tumor growth, melanoma, beer, medicinal plant, phytomedicinal


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