Apple of Sodom (Calotropis)

This episode covers the herb Apple of Sodom or Calotropis procera. This herb is very interesting in that it has potentially biblical origins, is thought to be quite toxic, and yet has some interesting medicinal properties. Each episode of the podcast will go into great depth about a single herb or formula. Besides covering the basics of herbology including category, and functions, we will explore the history, quality, science, pharmacology, evidence, and any potential interactions of each herb. And then there is always something a little quirky about an episode. In this episode, we will be discussing some more of the basic Chinese medical pulses including the first six basic pulses: slow and fast, empty, full, floating, and deep. Please join us as we learn about Apple of Sodom or Calotropis procera.

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