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Hot soups and warm teas from medicinal food gardens

Black elderberries (Sambucus nigra) look like blueberries, but contain cyanide.
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Black elderberries (Sambucus nigra) look like blueberries, but contain cyanide.

CT Public’s debate series continues in the lead up to Election Day, November 8.

In this hour on Where We Live, a Hearst politics reporter breaks down the issues at stake from a debate between Democratic incumbent John Larson and Dr. Larry Lazor, Republican candidates in the first congressional district. They debated each other at Manchester Community College on Tuesday, October 11, moderated by CT Public’s Ray Hardman.

Later, we learn about medicinal gardens and the use of medicinal plants in pharmaceuticals to this day.

We also hear from a tea shop owner in Westport who practices traditional Chinese medicine. We learn about consuming medicinal foods from a home garden – like ginger, garlic, and scallion.


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Sujata Srinivasan is Connecticut Public Radio’s senior health reporter. Prior to that, she was a senior producer for Where We Live, a newsroom editor, and from 2010-2014, a business reporter for the station.
Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
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