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Five Medicinal Plants Found in Canada

By Sandra Nomoto There are an estimated 4,000 medicinal plants that can be found in the vast landscape of Canada. Here are five plants that are commonly found and have been widely used in our home country. Dandelion (Taraxacum) Known as the “miracle weed,” the dried roots and leaves of dandelion are commonly made into …

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Indigenous Cultures That Used Psychedelic Plants

By Sandra Nomoto You might know about psychedelic plants and their potential for healing, but how much do you know about the indigenous cultural groups that used them? Here is a brief review of groups that were documented to have used plants as part of their cultural, spiritual, or healing traditions. North America Dating back …

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Six Powerful Psychedelic Medicinal Plants

By Sandra Nomoto These six plants are reported to have both medicinal and psychedelic properties, though many more exist. Types of fungi — which are also known to have psychedelic properties — are not listed here. 1. Salvia Also called diviner’s or seer’s sage but commonly referred to as salvia, salvia divinorum — a plant …

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Ameenah Gurib-Fakim: Plant Advocate and International Leader

By Sandra Nomoto Politician, scientist, author, lecturer, and entrepreneur Ameenah Gurib-Fakim served as the sixth and first female and Muslim President of Mauritius from 2015 to 2018, without a political background. Born in Surinam, Mauritius in 1959, Gurib-Fakim grew up in the small village of Plaine Magnien, a place of ethnic, social, and cultural diversity, …

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