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Episode 011 - Dr. Susan Leopold on Rare Medicinal Plants

Wild Plant Culture

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Underworld Smuggling! Anti-viral herbs! Parasitic medicinal plants! Cannabis, Ginseng. This episode has it all. My conversation is with Dr. Susan Leopold, Ethnobotanist and Executive Director of United Plant Savers. Here are some of the topics we discuss:Medicinal parasitic plantsSandalwoodUnited Plant SaversProtections for rare plants, lack of in USNot aligning with other parts of the conservation movementUnderworld smugglingTrade in white sageMigrant labor and herb harvestsGypsy co-ops and rampsForest Grown ProgramSupporting herbal companies doing right by plants and peopleHarvesting ramps in EuropeFederal management of medicinal plant harvest -- in Europe, lacking in United StatesOsha and disturbanceAnti-viral herbs and coronavirus. Shutdown in trade of medicinalsForest service management and medicinal herb conservation. OvergrazingFairWild plant trade issues due to coronavirusGrowing hemp in VirginiaSpagyric extraction of cannabisCannabinoids and Ginsenosides as diffusive herbsUnited Plant Savers Goldenseal SanctuaryFind Susan’s herbal products at ParisApothecaryVA.comThis podcast is brought to you by Wild Ridge Plants, offering medicinal and edible native plants from locally propagated seed. Shop our mail order native plants.


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