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Wendy Weissner: The Complexity of Complementary Medicine

We live in a culture that values evidence-based medicine—or scientific proof that a medicine works and is safe—and yet the holistic healing therapies that fall under the umbrella of “alternative and complementary medicine” are not capable of being adequately evaluated using existing biomedical research methods. 540 more words

Global Studies

Bignoniaceae, Parmentiera spp? - Jalisco, Mexico

This looks like a Parmentiera spp., of the Bignoniaceae family. Possibly Parmentiera aculeata? I took the photos last week in coastal Jalisco, Mexico. A guy I work with propagated a number of plants from seed he collected in his village. 37 more words

Photography

Woman Healers of the World - Book

I recently contributed a photo of Tabernanthe iboga to this book: Woman Healers of the World By Holly Bellebuono (Skyhorse Publishing). I was just informed that the book has been published and am eagerly awaiting a copy in the mail. 231 more words

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LEMON BACOPA; BLUE WATERHYSSOP (Bacopa caroliniana)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: LEMON BACOPA; BLUE WATERHYSSOP (Bacopa caroliniana)

Groundcover that likes it WET! New arrival in the culvert. crushed leaves smell lemony. 47 more words

Florida Native Plant

Apocynaceae, Thevetia ovata (?), Codo de fraile - Jalisco, Mexico

I’m pretty sure these are photos of Thevetia ovata, although not positive… please correct me via comment forum if you have doubts. This does appear to have a more wrinkled leaf then photos that come up on an image search. 147 more words

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FALSE DAISY (Eclipta prostrata)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: FALSE DAISY (Eclipta prostrata)

Synonym: Eclipta alba

Many references indicate multiple uses in traditional and Chinese herbal medicine including liver problems, hair loss, hair dye and numerous others. 22 more words

Florida Native Plant

Calliandra californica, the Red Fairy duster

Today I popped by Cal Poly Pomona’ s wonderful biotrek (I also hear they are getting an updated website soon, which is good, the photos and site do not do the garden justice since the Biotrek has evolved over these past years).   154 more words

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