This 'Sanqi' flower has a toxic secret

Photo | 2013-09-30

A close-up of the Panax pseudoginseng, or 'Sanqi' flower. Wenshan, Yunnan Province. Panax pseudo-ginseng, has been well reputed since ancient times for its ability to quicken blood flow, dissolve stasis, and eliminate swelling and pains. Wenshan is the origin and main production area of this medicinal herb. Greenpeace recently investigated pesticide residue in Chinese herbal medicine and highlighted the need to end the use of toxic chemicals in industrial agriculture.

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