Abenaki Medicinal Plants

by Marjorie Veilleux The Ndakinna, or ancestral territory of the W8ban Aki First Nation (also spelled Abenaki) encompasses New England up to the St. Lawrence River in southern Canada. A few communities remain in the Northeast of the United States as well as two communities in the province of Quebec, Odanak, and W8linak. Historically, this …

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American Ginseng Cultivation & Growing Guide.

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Originally published in The Forest Farmers Handbook: A Beginners Guide to Growing and Marketing At-Risk Forest Herbs by United Plant Savers & Rural Action (available here). Overview American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is a long-lived perennial herb that is native to the deciduous forests of eastern North America. Due to its high value, which can range …

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Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in Forest-Grown American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and the Relationship Between Mycorrhizal Colonization and Root Ginsenoside Content

Filyaw, Tanner R. and Sarah C. Davis. Environmental Studies, Ohio University, OH. tanner@ruralaction.org, tf287901@ohio.edu, daviss6@ohio.edu (Presented at The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium, July 12-14, 2017, Morgantown, WV) Abstract American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) is a valuable medicinal plant that has been harvested from the forests of eastern North America for over 300 …

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Can Wild Ginseng Regenerate New Plants from Replanted Rhizome?

Beyfuss, Robert Layton. Retired Agriculture Agent and American Ginseng Specialist for Cornell University Cooperative Extension, NY and Vice President American Ginseng Pharm LLC. rlb14@cornell.edu (Presented at The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium, July 12-14, 2017, Morgantown, WV) Abstract Wild American ginseng is a plant species of International Concern and is listed on CITES …

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The Sustainable Herbs Project: Sourcing and Sustainability in the Herbal Products Supply Chain

Armbrecht, Ann. Sustainable Herbs Project Director, Montpelier, VT. a.armbrecht@gmail.com (Presented at The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium, July 12-14, 2017, Morgantown, WV) Abstract I started the Sustainable Herbs Project (SHP) to create educational resources for consumers about the herbal products industry so that we can all become more informed about the issues involved …

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“Spreading the Ginseng Gospel: Case Study in Ginseng Production and Promotion from Watauga County Cooperative Extension”

Hamilton, Jim. County Extension Director for North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Watauga County, Boone, NC. jim_hamilton@ncsu.edu (Presented at The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium, July 12-14, 2017, Morgantown, WV) Abstract Over the last four years, Cooperative Extension has been providing on-farm demonstrations and workshops with forest landowners and intensive ginseng growers in northwestern North …

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An Introduction to Flower Essences: Sustainable Supplements from Forest, Field, and Garden

Ziff, Katherine. Briarwood Studies, Athens, OH. katherineziff@aol.com (Presented at The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium, July 12-14, 2017, Morgantown, WV) Abstract Flower essences are a complementary healing approach addressing emotional/feeling states. Originated in England between 1928 and 1935 by Dr. Edward Bach, flower essences are now developed and used in many parts of …

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Sanguinaria canadensis L., Bloodroot, highlighting historical and potential uses

Gonick, Meghan. University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute, CT. generativehealth@gmail.com (Presented at The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium, July 12-14, 2017, Morgantown, WV) Abstract This monograph reviews the identification, distribution, and growing conditions of Sanguinaria canadensis with a detailed discussion of the plant’s chemical profile and concentrations of important alkaloids and other constituents and …

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