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-Kudzu | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Prized medicine in Asia & new help for alcoholism. Keywords: Kudzu, Pueraria lobata, Southern, Dust Bowl, Asian, introduced, food, textiles, cold, flu, fever, headache, drunkenness, heart disease, menopause, vine

 Medicinal Plants-Thuja/White Cedar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Immunostimulant good for cold & flu. Keywords: White cedar, arbor vitae, Thuja occidentalis, Northeastern U.S., cough, menstruation, rheumatism, counterirritant, bacterial infection, warts, herbs, medicinal plants

 Medicinal Plants-Thuja/Red Cedar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Clothes, shelter, and medicine for Northwest indigenous people. Keywords: Bark, leaves, red cedar, Thuja plicata, rot-resistant, canoes, shingles, cough, cold, diarrhea, rheumatism, wounds, herbs, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal

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

Internal & external antispasmodic; helps people quit smoking. Keywords: Lobelia inflata, pukeweed, vomitwort, emetic, relaxant, muscle spasm, cough, asthma, Indian tobacco, nicotine-like, medicine, phytomedicinal, nausea

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

From cure-all to kill-all, it's still spiritual medicine for Natives. Keywords: Tobacco, Nicotiana, phytomedicinal, plants, medicine, herbe sainte, Jamestown, Cotton Mather, slavery, sweat lodges

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

Traditional vermifuge holds promise for prostate cancer, diabetes. Keywords: Pomegranate, Punica granatum, parasites, worms, tapeworm, rind, juice, astringent, antibacterial, antifungal, diarrhea, candida, antioxidant, herbs, medicinal plants

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

Many corydalis species are medicinally active. Keywords: Pain, tremor, tic, nervous system, European, Chinese, North American, Golden Smoke, Scrambled Eggs, herbs, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal, Percy Julian

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

Oil from the heartwood fights infection. Keywords: Sandalwood, Santalum, perfume, religion, tree, aromatherapy, urinary tract, herpes simplex, gonorrhea, poaching, India, Hawaii, Australia, calming, phytomedicinal, herb

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

Stimulates bile production in 30-60 minutes. Keywords: Artichoke, Cynara cardunculus, liver, fat, jaundice, gallstones, antioxidant, cholesterol, diuretic, deodorant, Arab, phytomedicinal, herb, medicinal plant

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

Abortifacient, but knowledge of safe use has been lost. Keywords: Pennyroyal, Mentha pulegium, fleas, digestion, repellent, menstruation, childbirth, abortion, fatal, essential oil, herbs, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal

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

Used in cardiac drugs into the 1970s; uterine stimulant. Keywords: Scotch broom, broom, Cytisus scoparius, stimulation, regulation, circulation, abortion, herbs, childbirth, medicinal plant, phytomedicinal, invasive, weed

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

Investigated for male contraception; the slave woman's friend. Keywords: Gossypium, cotton, herb, medicinal plant, phytomedicinal, gossypol, 1970s, side effects, infertility, slavery, abortion, green root, uterine contraction, childbirth

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

Both domesticated and wild are medicinal, but short-term only. Keywords: Gossypium, cotton, cottonseed oil, textile, livestock, tree, shrub, herb, root bark, uterine stimulant, childbirth, abortion, nausea, headache, lactation, side effects, pests

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

A tiny plant with many uses, especially preventing miscarriage. Keywords: vine, partridgeberry, Mitchella repens, herbs, phytomedicinal, medicinal plants, sore nipples, salve, menstrual difficulty, astringent, overharvest, pregnancy

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

Increases breast milk; herbalists still prescribe to lower blood sugar. Keywords: Goats rue, Galega officinalis, lactation, diabetes, metformin, fenugreek, phytomedicinal, medicinal plant, herb


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