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Plant Profiles

Chickweed

Edible, nutritious, and medicinal this weed is a springtime favorite of herbalists.

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Gotu Kola

Often referred to as the “herb of longevity” or “miracle elixir of life,” gotu kola is a staple in traditional Chinese (TCM), Indonesian, and Ayurvedic medicine.

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Pepperweed

Well known and used in Cuba for ailments related to the kidneys and respiratory issues.

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Sea Grape

This small sprawling tree has large tropical looking leaves that make it popular as a landscaping tree in beach communities. The fruits and leaves are edible and have a number of medicinal properties.

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“Superfood” Fads Harm People & Communities: Drumstick Tree (Moringa)

Making nutritional and medicinal plants a commodity by selling them instead of eating them has a negative impact, particularly on already struggling populations.

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