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

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 no one had cell phones, my Nikon camera used film, and backpackers relied on guidebooks and talked to strangers to ...
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Slippery Elm in the Herbal Marketplace – Past, Present & Future

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 the continued industry dependence on wild harvested material to fill market demand. The name slippery elm refers to the texture ...
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