WILD-SIMULATED CULTIVATION:

 

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.

References:

 

-"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