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There's no better place to investigate plants and at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and I am here with doctor Michael Bailey who is the vice president of the institute of economic botany.
At the New York Botanical Garden.
Michael it's a pleasure to.
Good to see you -- now I understand we are standing in front of one of my favorite plans and that is a problem.
You have a lot of experience working in this South Pacific.
Where problem originates from the a little bit about its position society.
But we have a big program and Micronesia OK looking at the F -- Or how people use plan.
For many different purposes.
And -- on the island of one is the most important plan it holds a ranked higher than the highest -- The roots are pounded yet mixed with -- -- And made into a sort of -- beverage.
That and immediately reduces your anxiety along makes you want to talk to everybody in the room.
It's and -- is the Olympic similar to Valium right so you lose your inhibitions everybody who's your friend here chatting away and they use it to resolve conflict.
We'll you know it's funny I mean I have experience working in -- want to South Pacific which is -- epicenter for pop culture.
So -- the course of Reading about.
A number of people have commented that it's really an agent of can shifting community you know people get together in the afternoon.
They talked with eyes on -- -- -- -- -- -- right that's right you earned it really seems to be an agent of community cohesion.
Every bit as much as it's a medicinal plant right we would call this a cultural keystone species.
Essential to holding the culture together and one thing I can say about.
Is that my experiences that the effect is immediate as it's going down my throat I feel this.
Now this wave of relaxation I think there are nine short hand you clinical studies show that Bob is very effective.
For treating mild to moderate side to -- that's the case it's.
It's just effective as the that's the -- class of drugs.
That so many people -- it but without the stupor.
It's a fact that's what those -- You wouldn't want -- know -- -- no withdrawal right right.
But you wouldn't wanna drive a car under the influence -- because everything would just see him.
Funny and you have -- in -- matter what you did with your car and amusing that you know it's yes.
Here at the New York Botanical Garden with doctor Michael Bailey.
And with -- -- my favorite plants I'm Kristol for Fox News --
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