Month: September 2018
Greetings from the Editor
Welcome to Spiritual Botany Issue Three - Plant Neuromodulators
The Spiritual Value of Pine Trees
Reflections on the historical and sacred value of white pine
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.
Plants Are All Chemists
“Plants are all chemists, tirelessly assembling the molecules of the world” - Gary Snyder
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
Let Me Be A Tree
Shubham Talwar discusses his connection with nature through poetry
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....