From a recent research article, mycorrhizal fungus, Glomus mosseae and nitrogen fixing Bacillus subtilis influence the levels of plant biomass growth, and the yield of an important medicinally active chemical, artemisinin, from Artemisia annua L.. This has implications for how we “farm” medicine and speaks to a long held tennant; complex interactions in native ecologies, including the soil, produce medicinal plant crops that are more biologically active. Farm versus wild grown ginseng is only one example. What’s been your experience as a imbiber, herbalist, researcher, plant grower or manufacturer?
- Heard it on the grapevine: The secret society of plants (empressoftheglobaluniverse.wordpress.com)