Historian Luke Manget talks about his recently published book: Ginseng Diggers: A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia, and the unique relationship between Appalachia and the global trade of medicinal plants.
Dr. Cech talks about how her different perspectives of plants (as an illustrator, chemist, gardener, nature lover) inform the research that she does. What is the role of science in understanding how plants work as medicine? What do we miss when it comes to understanding the wholeness of plants?
Steven King, PhD, discusses his work creating a sustainable harvesting program for Croton lechleri (the source of Crofelemer) for use in Crofelemer, the first oral botanical drug approved by the US FDA.