• Harpagophytum cultivation
    Harpagophytum cultivation

    Harpagophytum procumbens cultivation in Namibia

  • Hoodia gordonii
    Hoodia gordonii

    Hoodia cultivation in Africa

  • Saffron
    Saffron

    Crocus sativus - saffron - the golden spice

  • Glechoma hederacea
    Glechoma hederacea

    In the early part of the 16th century, ground ivy was used to clarify and flavour beer before the introduction of hops.

  • Mt .Chester
    Mt .Chester

    The Rockies, Canada

  • Echinacea purpurea
    Echinacea purpurea
  • Calendula officinalis
    Calendula officinalis
  • Stachys betonica
    Stachys betonica

    A Tasmanian bumblebee visiting a wood betony flower

  • Arnica cordifolia
    Arnica cordifolia

    Found growing in profusion on the slopes of Mt Chester, Canada

  • Echinacea tennesseensis
    Echinacea tennesseensis

    Endangered in its native Tennessee, this species is thriving in Tasmania

  • Crocus sativus
    Crocus sativus

    Saffron field in Iran - the world's largest producer of saffron (90% of total production)

  • Saffron stigmas
    Saffron stigmas

    Each crocus only produces three stigmas - all handpicked

  • Thymus vulgaris
    Thymus vulgaris

    Thyme field in Europe

Published in Materia Medica

Materia Medica

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Jason Hawrelak

Jason is a naturopath, Western herbalist, researcher and educator with more than 14 years’ clinical experience working in busy natural medicine dispensaries and clinics on the North Coast of NSW and in Hobart, Tasmania.  He is currently the Senior Lecturer in Complementary and Alternative Medicines at the University of Tasmania’s School of Medicine (Hobart, Tasmania), where he is the Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicines. He is also the Gastrointestinal Imbalances lecturer in the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program at the University of Western States (Portland, Oregon).

 

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