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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Are These Potent Inhibitors of Coronavirus in Your Kitchen Garden?

In this post, we use peer-reviewed journal articles to understand how a collection of edible plants help generate immunity to coronavirus (COVID-19) & other serious viruses.

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By Kaye McRae

Mangifera Indica (Mango)

Mango trees originated from Myanmar (Burma) and Eastern India, where average annual rainfalls across the regions vary from 1,174mm-11,777mm. By comparison, in Queensland, Bowen’s average rainfall is 892mm and Maryborough’s 1,138mm p.a. The mango species is mangifera indica from the anacardiaceae family. Pistachio, cashew and poison ivy (which isn’t actually ivy) also belong to the anacardiaceae […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Purslane

PURSLANE …is a pretty little succulent groundcover, with a red radial stem and green leaves.  One of the most overlooked of all plants, it’s ability to grow just about anywhere (including between bricks) gives the impression that it is a pesky weed.  But that’s just a figment of our cultural collective – look a little […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

PINK PERIWINKLE

PINK PERIWINKLE is considered a weed by Australian authorities and eradication guidelines are readily available.  In reality, it’s just as much a new migrant as the invasive “white man” and holds high medicinal value.  The juice of fresh leaves displays antidiabetic activity by reducing blood glucose [1], the flower extract has wound-healing activity [2] & […]

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