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-Dill and Caraway | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Both seeds aid digestion, soothe spasm, and increase breast milk. Keywords: Dill, Caraway, Anethum graveolens, Carum carvi, herb, medicinal plants, essential oil, gut, flatulence, lactation, eat, estrogenic, infant colic, tea, menstrual pain

 Medicinal Plants-Gravelroot-Joe Pye Weed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Stimulates kidneys, helping pass stones & urinary gravel. Keywords: Gravelroot, Joe Pye Weed, Queen of the Meadow, nervous system, uterine toning, prostate toning, mucous membranes, diuretic, incontinence, phytomedicinal, typhus, Eupatorium purpureum

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

Before antibiotics, treated many ailments, especially "bone-break" fever. Keywords: Boneset, flu, cold, pain, digestion, immunostimulant, herbs, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal, Eupatorium perfoliatum

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

Digestive aid helpful after anorexia, long illness, or gut infection. Keywords: Carica papaya, fruit, phytomedicinal, protein, papain, allergies, arthritis, chronic irritation, chronic inflammation, green, contraception, women, anti-parasite, seeds

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

Good at digesting protein--and scar tissue. Keywords: Pineapple, Ananus comosus, pinecone, bromelain, enzyme, South/Central America, Hawaii, medicinal plant, leaves, uterine toning, difficult menstruation, digestive aid, phytomedicinal, burn, wound

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

Mildly sedative, supports digestion and immunity, sweetens medicine. Keywords: Jujube, Zizyphus zizyphus, herbs, tree, fruit, medicinal plants, ju-ju gum, Chinese, Asian, liver, anemia

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

The pods and seeds, ground, are a gentle remedy for kids with diarrhea. Keywords: Ceratonia siliqua, carob, herb, medicinal, plants, seacoast, sweet, candy, livestock, powder, chocolate substitute

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

Aids digestion; sedative; anti-inflammatory. Keywords: Chicory, Cichorium intybus, coffee, medicinal plant, phytomedicinal, Louisiana, New Orleans, root, weed, Civil War, diuretic, inulin, bitter, bile, liver, detox, GI tract, kidneys, cornflower

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

Shrinks and conditions veins & capillaries and reduces swelling. Keywords: prickly shrub, Butchers Broom, Ruscus aculeatus, venous insufficiency, varicose, hemorrhoids, herbs, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal, edema, sore breasts, pregnancy, safe

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

Treats cardiovascular issues & poor circulation. Keywords: Dan Shen, red-root sage, Salvia miltiorrhiza, angina, venous insufficiency, stroke, atherosclerosis, hypertension, fibrin, blood-thinning, menstrual cramps, liver disease, digoxin, herbs

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

The main ingredient in Maywine and a source of coumarins. Keywords: Sweet Woodruff, Waldmeister, herbs, blood-thinning, anticoagulant, warfarin, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal, varicose veins, wounds, Galium odoratum

 Medicinal Plants-Jack in the Pulpit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Toxic when fresh, but after mellowing, expectorant and good for circulation. Keywords: Jack in the Pulpit, North America, heat-producing, herbs, medicinal plants, Arisaema triphyllum, poultice, arthritis, soreness, bruises, digestion

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

Respiratory sedative & expectorant. Keywords: Skunk Cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, carrion, heat-producing, herbs, North American, bronchitis, asthma, nasal congestion, medicinal plants

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

Nervous system remedy, aids insomnia & premature ejaculation. Keywords: Nutmeg, epilepsy, anticonvulsant, Grenada, mace, India, early waking, herbs, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal, Myristica fragrans

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

Age-old help for digestion also found in cooking and perfume. Keywords: Cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, India, pods, seeds, ginger, spice, nausea, pain, gas, spasm, asthma, diuretic, immunomodulant, blood pressure, aphrodisiac


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