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Scientist's Prescription: Grow Your Own Drugs
No, we're not talking about the illicit kind. We're talking about a living pharmacy of plants from your own backyard: fennel and rose hips; echinacea and dandelion; horse chestnuts and nettles.
Wong is an ethnobotanist. He trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens in London, and he's written a medicinal recipe book called Grow Your Own Drugs, an offshoot of his BBC television series.
In his book, Wong looks at plants as bright chemical factories.
"I think so many people have this stereotyped idea of what herbal medicine is," Wong tells NPR's Melissa Block.
"To me as a scientist, whether a chemical is found within a pill or the cells of plant is really irrelevant — that's just packaging," he said.
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Notice how they're called "drugs" and not herbs or vegetables. What happens when they pass Codex Alimentarius (look it up) or John McCain's (as if he wrote it) dietary supplement bill? Will "drug growers" be locked up? Probably.
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