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

From this plant's leaves and pods, a popular laxative. Keywords: Senna, laxative, constipation, gut, peristalsis, pods, leaves, Egypt, herbs, medicinal plant, phytomedicinal, side effects, Flora Delaterre, Montana

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

Aka aristolochia. Medicinal & anti-venom, but also poisonous. Keywords: Snakeroot, Aristolochia, poison, medicine, fever, wounds, childbirth, abortion, menstruation, herbalism, Chinese medicine, anti-venom, snakebite, scorpions, medicinal plants

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

The end-all and be-all of astringents. Keywords: Oak, bark, Quercus, astringent, bleeding, secretions, sores, sore throat, hemorrhoids, ulcerations, prolapse, wounds, varicose veins, eczema, shingles, acne, gangrene, herb, alcoholism, medicinal

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

Its antimicrobial essential oil's powerful enough to kill MRSA. Keywords: Oregano, origanum, staph infection, MRSA, herb, medicinal plant, phytomedicinal, essential oil, respiratory, digestion, antibiotics, resistance

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

Oil linked to low cholesterol & reduced coronary, diabetes risk. Keywords: Olive, heart disease, coronary, Olea europaea, nutritious, low cholesterol, diabetes type-2, skin, constipation, inflammation, immunity, herbs, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal

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

Various species used worldwide medicinally, especially for gall bladder. Keywords: Iris, blue flag, digestion, stimulates gall bladder, gallstone prevention, liver disease, toxic, immunomodulation, antioxidant, estrogenic, neuroprotective, Alzheimers

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

Helps migraine and allergic rhinitis. Keywords: Butterbur, Petasites, bog rhubarb, rhinitis, migraine headache, congestion, anti-inflammatory, skin conditions, antispasmodic, asthma, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, PA-free, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal

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

Thready golden rhizomes are antimicrobial & help digestion. Keywords: Goldthread, Coptis canadensis, antimicrobial, digestion, berberine, eastern North America, bitter, wound-cleaning, disinfect, bleeding, Native American, herbal, medicinal plants

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

Ginseng cousin helps stress & skin conditions. Keywords: Spikenard, Aralia racemosa, herbs, restorative, North American, depletion, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, infection, expectorant, immunity, vitality, stress, poultice, nourishing

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

The wild kind aids bladder/kidney stone pain & prevention. Keywords: Hydrangea arborescens, herbs, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal, sevenbarks, kidneystone, root, pain, bladder, diuretic, prostate, urinary tract, toxic, native North American, Indian

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

Tiny alpine plant specific to membranes in the eyes, ears, nose, and throat. Keywords: Eyebright, medicinal plants, Euphrasia officinalis, sinusitis, hayfever, cold, inflammation, middle ear problems, mucous membranes, antiviral, liver-protectant

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

Stimulates digestion & clears lungs. Keywords: Calamus, wetlands plant, sweetflag, warming, stimulating, appetite, digestion, lungs, carcinogenic, liver-toxic, CNS, witch ointment, flying ointment, Middle Ages, herbs

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

Anti-inflammatory, fever-reducing, insecticidal. Keywords: Chrysanthemum, Chinese, hyptertension, angina, eyes, anti-inflammatory, fever, neuroprotective, circulation, antibacterial, tea, cooling, pyrethrins, insecticide, color, herbs, medicinal plants

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

Nutrition for people who need a boost. Keywords: Alfalfa, Arabic, nutrition, surgery, anemia, arthritis, colitis, ulcers, digestible, minerals, calcium, tea, lupus, autoimmune disorders, herbs, medicinal plants, phytomedicinal, Flora Delaterre

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

Source of citronella. Mosquitoes, scoot! Keywords: citronella, lemongrass, Cymbopogon, essential oil, insecticide, mosquitoes, digestion, antispasmodic, gentle, children, tea, cooking, antibacterial, antifungal, stress, menstruation, fever, worms


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