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A bit of commentary on Gotu Kola (unedited)

This is from the commentary of Thomas’ forthcoming book…enjoy! Gotu Kola is a member of the genus Centella in the Apiaceae family, which is a small genus of less than 20 species mostly found in South Africa. The genus is not a common morphological representation of the family which usually has very obvious umbrella shaped […]

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Oregon Grape Root / Mahonia species

Mahonia species is found in herbal medical practice in several places around the world. The mahonia species from the Pacific Northwestern United States and Canada is home to what is probably the most popularly used of these species, Mahonia aquifolium. The yellow to orange root, especially the root back, contains berberine an alkaloid known to […]

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