For countless communities around the world, the presence of medicinal plants and the traditional knowledge of their properties and uses are crucial factors for ensuring health and prosperity.

We must act on a worldwide basis to ensure resilience and health for future generations.

Sacred Seeds is a global non-profit creating and supporting plant sanctuaries that address the rapid loss of biodiversity and cultural knowledge through living gardens, containing locally important plants focused on medicinals but including those of ceremonial, food, and craft use.

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Ethnobotanists Rafael Ocampo and Luis POveda

Sacred Seeds at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge

Ethnobotanists Rafael Ocampo and Luis Poveda in the Sacred Seeds Sanctuary I’m convinced the place is a magnet, attracting us to it. What other explanation can there be? Consider this: about ten years ago, Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, a respected therapist, teacher, and author, visited Finca Luna Nueva. My wife Terry and I met her at breakfast one morning and we asked her why she decided to visit our ecolodge. That’s a question we delight in ...
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THE FRLHT-TDU STORY OF CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF MEDICINAL FLORA

By Darshan Shankar 1. THE PRIMACY OF MEDICINAL FLORA IN FOREST HABITATS FRLHT-TDU Campus landscaped with 1500 species of Medicinal Plants A little known fact regarding the species composition of Indian forest flora is that 40-70% of the flora across ecosystems and all the six vegetation types viz., tropical evergreen rain forests, deciduous or monsoon type of forests, principal dry deciduous forests and scrubs, semi desert and desert vegetation, tidal or mangrove forests and mountain ...
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NEWS FROM HOLT WOOD HERBS

by Anne Stobart A medicinal forest garden in the UK Growing Virginian Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Anne Stobart is a clinical herbal practitioner and grower based in the UK. She was an intern at the Ohio Botanical Sanctuary in autumn 2010. She says, “In Ohio, I gained a deep respect for the plants and the people struggling to protect them and gathered many ideas for more sustainable cultivation and harvest back in the UK.” Since ...
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Native Forest Foundation: Conserving & Popularizing Wild Fruits in Sri Lanka
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Native Forest Foundation: Conserving & Popularizing Wild Fruits in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country with rich biodiversity–about 3368 plant species belonging to 1294 genera and 132 families have been identified, and around 800 of these are endemic to Sri Lanka (Rajapakse, 1998). Most of these plants were utilized in building healthy rural communities under the precise guidance of traditional local healers, members of the elderly, and indigenous communities during the past. In addition, the forest played a vital role in fulfilling basic human needs ...
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Medicinal Plant Conservation & Use at Tafi Atome Sacred Grove
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Medicinal Plant Conservation & Use at Tafi Atome Sacred Grove

On the continent of Africa, it is estimated that 60 to 95% of people “depend on traditional medicine for their primary health care needs” (van Andel et al., 2012). Medicinal plants are under pressure around the world, with thousands of species in trade globally, including for example, African cherry (Prunus africana) and ginseng (Panax spp.) (Baeg and So 2013; Payyappallimana and Subramanian, 2015). Although these species do not occur in Ghana, they provide useful models ...
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