Category: Issue 3

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Greetings from the Editor

Welcome to Spiritual Botany Issue Three - Plant Neuromodulators

Praveen Saxena / September 24, 2018
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The Spiritual Value of Pine Trees

Reflections on the historical and sacred value of white pine

Verena Kulak / September 24, 2018
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Melatonin in Plants and Human Diet

Despite melatonin's widespread occurrence in plants as well as the foods we consume daily, its role in the human diet is only beginning to be understood.

Lauren Erland / September 24, 2018
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Plants Are All Chemists

“Plants are all chemists, tirelessly assembling the molecules of the world” - Gary Snyder

Christina Turi / September 24, 2018
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Gingko

Ginkgo biloba, also called the maidenhair tree, is branded as a “living fossil”, as it is the only surviving member of the Ginkgo genus. Traditionally, G. biloba was used to treat asthma and senility. More commonly, the nut is used for culinary practices and is often used as an addition to a meal as a side dish or garnish for a dessert

Jacqueline Nguyen, Kyeesha Ocampo, Alicia Rosati / September 24, 2018
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Let Me Be A Tree

Shubham Talwar discusses his connection with nature through poetry

Shubham Talwar / September 24, 2018
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The Mycelium Solution to Health

As a city dweller, taking a walk through the rich biosphere of an old growth forest can feel like being transported to another world. The abundance of life in these ecosystems are evident. The embrace of mother nature seems to cancel out the noise and demands of modern life, recharging us from everyday stressors. Through these experiences it becomes apparent that ecosystems rich in biodiversity are invaluable to not only the health of the planet, but also to our wellbeing....

Sarah Pravato and Monica Lindop / September 24, 2018