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Dan Riegler
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"Never does Nature say one thing, and Wisdom another"
"Never does Nature say one thing, and Wisdom another"

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Originally posted on apothecary's garden: A short update before I return to the Kenyan bush and comunication silence. Though I’ll focus on the more current events in Kenya with the Samburu women since they are fresh, I will return in the next few weeks to…

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Originally posted on apothecary's garden: A short update before I return to the Kenyan bush and comunication silence. Though I’ll focus on the more current events in Kenya with the Samburu women since they are fresh, I will return in the next few weeks to…

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Likely the most important and unexpected result of this "tour", was the wealth of information that was shared with us by the Samburu on the medicinal and cultural functions of many of the local trees, plants and animals. The Samburu have a well-developed…

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Professor Dagne has a good stock of Frankincense essential oils at the moment, which isn’t always the case, and I am buying a nice selection from him while i am here. The purchase will help support his work with local flora, and selling them to my…

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Originally posted on apothecary's garden: First night in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, reclining in a hammock, chewing on some Chaat and gazing at the moon at 2,355 meters above sea level. She feels closer somehow. Supporting a huge halo, I’m comforted by her…

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First night in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, reclining in a hammock, chewing on some Chaat and gazing at the moon at 2,355 meters above sea level. She feels closer somehow. Supporting a huge halo, I’m comforted by her unchanging presence no matter where in the…

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Originally posted on apothecary's garden: I have just been invited to Northern Kenya to work with the women of the semi-nomadic Pastoralist Samburu tribe with their wildcrafting business and help set up a fair trade platform that will make their lives a…

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I have a feeling that this is just the beginning of something much bigger.

I believe this is much more than an opportunity to source ethical resins and help out a remote minority. I have had a look at a list of plants that are in the area used as pasture by the Samburu. There are a few other plant species that will interest the…

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This extraction can be performed in any kitchen and enables not only experienced Herbalists and Apothecaries to make therapeutic products with Boswellic acids, but anyone who wishes to take a more independent approach to their own health and wellbeing. I…

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We have become accustomed to a Colonial/Capitalist approach to natural resources. Our western corporations take the precious stuff from poorer countries at the lowest possible price, taking advantage of cheap local labour and poverty, then sell it to us…
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