Framing a Domestic Market for American Ginseng: A Conversation

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by Erika Galentin “…it may also be true that ginseng gains resilience [as a species] by attracting different elements of human society–not just people involved in medicine, but also in culture and commerce.” David A. Taylor, Ginseng, the Devine Root American ginseng ( Panax quinquefolius ) berriesEvidenced by the United Plant Savers’ Ginseng Summit of …

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Restoration of the Heart, Lessons from the All Mighty Shorea faguetiana Tree

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by Susan Leopold, PhD Tamara Negara Climbing the Koompasia excelsNearly twenty-one years had passed since I had cast my wish at Kanya kamayi into the visual well of both the sun setting and moon rising at the tip of southern India. The next place I landed after my pilgrimage travel adventure was Malaysia. Back then …

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Slippery Elm in the Herbal Marketplace – Past, Present & Future

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Slipping Away? Slippery Elm in the Herbal Marketplace – Past, Present & Future by Eric P. Burkhart, PhD Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra Muhl.) is one of the most well-known, and widely used, medicinal tree barks native to the United States. It is currently included on the United Plant Savers “At-Risk” List due to concerns over …

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Tonnage Surveys of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants, 2006–2010

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Tonnage Surveys of Select North American  Wild-Harvested Plants, 2006–2010 This report presents the findings of surveys conducted by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) to quantify an nual harvests of certain North American herbs in commerce. The specific focus of thes e surveys was on the h arvests in each of the five years from …

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