Plant Detective, The

Monday 3:58 PM and Saturday 6:00 PM

Each week Flora Delaterre a.k.a. The Plant Detective investigates a new medicinal plant somewhere around the globe--and it could be in your backyard. Beth Judy writes and voices this minute-and-a-half program in consult with Bastyr University, Tai Sophia Institute, and the Vermont School of Integrative Herbalism. Produced by MTPR. Podcasts available on this website as well.....

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Autumn Crocus's Corms of Colchicine

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October 19th & 21st, 2013: Autumn Crocus blooms purple in fall, and its bulbs contain the powerful drug, colchicine, which relieves gout...with side effects. http://floradelaterre.com/

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Saw Palmetto II

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October 12th & 14th, 2013: Saw Palmetto II: Extracts of the berries of saw palmetto are an effective remedy for mild to moderate Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, but its popularity is tough on the species. http://www.floradelaterre.com

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Saw Palmetto I

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October 5th & 7th, 2013: Saw Palmetto I: Extracts of the berries of saw palmetto are an effective remedy for mild to moderate Benign Prostate Hyperplasia. http://www.floradelaterre.com

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Sylphion: Worth its Weight in Ancient Silver

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September 28th & 30th, 2013: Sylphion was so valuable to the ancient North African city of Cyrene - the only place where it grew - that the plant was pictured on the city's coins. People harvested sylphion to extinction for its medicinal and seasoning properties. http://www.floradelaterre.com

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Witch Hazel Shrinks Tissues (Not Witches)

September 21st & 23rd, 2013: Witch hazel is an astringent, shrinking tissue and tightening skin and blood vessels. Nondistilled water extracts, without alcohol, are the most beneficial. http://www.floradelaterre.com

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Boldo...Going Where No Plant Has Gone Before

September 14th & 16th, 2013: Boldo's fruit is eaten throughout South America. Its leaves are used as a culinary herb, as tea, and as medicine for the digestive system. http://www.floradelaterre.com

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Sage Advice

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September 7th & 9th, 2013: Garden sage is a plain little herb that packs a medicinal punch.Depending on how it's prepared, sore throat, sweating, nervous system conditions, digestion, hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause are all affected by it.
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The Plant Detective
1:57 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Henna: A Famous Cosmetic, But Don't Paint the Baby

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August 31st & September 2nd, 2013: Henna, used since antiquity to dye skin, hair and fingernails, is medicinal, but risky for some. www.floradelaterre.com

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Eat Your Porridge: Oats

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August 24th & 26th, 2013: Oats are a sedative and fine nutraceutical, useful in soothing eczema and itchiness; reducing cholesterol, anxiety and chronic stress; and providing fiber. www.floradelaterre.com

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

What's in a Name? Self-Heal

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August 17th & 19th, 2013: Self-heal is a wound-healer that stimulates immunity. It's used in China for fever, headache, and dizziness. http://www.floradelaterre.com

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