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Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? Not just where it’s grown today, but where it originally popped up in the world? Have you ever bit into a delicious ripe fruit and wondered, hey – why is it this color? What’s responsible for this amazing flavor? Is this good for my health? Could it even be medicinal?

Foodie Pharmacology is a science podcast built for the food curious, the flavor connoisseurs, chefs, science geeks, plant lovers and adventurous taste experimenters out in the world! Join American ethnobotanist Dr. Cassandra Quave on this adventure through history, medicine, cuisine and molecules as she explores the amazing pharmacology of our foods

May 27, 2019

Lemon balm belongs to the mint family and is also known by the names of balm, common balm, garden balm, or balm mint. This fragrant herb is native to a range spanning southern Europe to Central Asia, but today it can be found in home gardens around the world. The leaves are used as a tea ingredient and the...