21.Saint John’s Wort, Midsummer’s Gift

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Midsummer is a few days away…Now’s the time for harvesting Saint John’s Wort. This sunny weed is well known for its muscle healing power, but it’s protective nature extends well beyond the muscular-skeletal system. In today’s show, we’re talking about the how-tos of making and using medicine from this summer favorite.

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We discussed an article published on June 11, 2015, on Oregon Live, the online site by The Oregonian, by Noelle Crombie entitled “A tainted high
Lax state rules, inconsistent lab practices and inaccurate test results put pesticide-laced pot on dispensary shelves.”

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