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Grown to reproduce as closely as possible, conditions found their natural growing environment.

This increases the number & diversity of medicinal constituents.


Plants grown in an environment as natural as possible, in lean soil, without amendments & fertilizers exposed to the stressors of uneven water supply, insects & herbivores, competition for nutrients & space with other plants produce secondary metabolites to protect themselves & survive.


This produces smaller plants which are significantly more potent than the larger, cultivated and pampered monocrops which are commonly grown.



-"The Lost Language of Plants” - Stephen Buhnner

-The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm:  A Cultivator's Guide to Small-scale Organic Herb Production -Peg Schafer

-"The Raison d”Etre of Secondary Plant Substances” - G.S. Frankel, Science 129

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