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Smithsonian Gardens’ Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty

Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden are hosting the 20th annual orchid exhibition, titled “Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty.” Visitors will have a chance to admire over 300 orchids on display each day...

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Stopping an itch with Japanese honeysuckle

Flower buds of Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica Thunb.) contain potential anti-itching agents, according to a study published in Molecules this week. The researchers screened natural products for anti-itching effects in hope of developing household...

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Dangers in herbal medicine (continued) — DNA sequencing to hunt illegal ingredients

In continuation to last week’s post about the dangers of consuming aristolochic acid, I will add a bit more review on why Aristolochia plants are sometimes misidentified in Chinese medicine. Also, to commemorate DNA...

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