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The Plant Detective
5:00 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Devil's Club: Diabolical Spines Protect Against Many Evils

Devil's Club (Oplopanax horridus) (CC BY 2.0)
Credit Flickr user, Pfly

The gigantic leaves of devil's club barely hide its sharp thorns  - if you're ever sliding down a mountain slope, this is not a plant to grab. But inside the roots' bark lies medicine for all sorts of evils: native coastal North Americans treated as many as 34 types of ailments with it.

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014


January 18th, 2014: Elderberry is an immune-booster, an antioxidant more potent than vitamin C, a stress reducer, and a powerful anti-viral. As they say in Austria:  “Tip your hat to the elder.”

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