Is it true that some medicines come from the soil?

We’re not taking soil pills as medicine! But, it is true that some of our modern medicines have their roots in soils. As explored in a previous Soils Matter post (https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/is-it-true-bacteria-live-in-the-soil-isnt-that-bad/ ), soil is full of biodiversity. One gram of soil contains 100 Many medicines have their roots in soils. million to 3 billion bacteria … Continue reading Is it true that some medicines come from the soil?

What does soil health have to do with my health?

The nutrients you get from eating vegetables comes from soil! Credit: Mary Beth Adams Healthy humans indeed need healthy soils! Healthy soils grow healthy, nutrient-rich foods. The calcium in your broccoli comes directly from soil. Wheat kernels contain protein that the wheat plant made with nitrogen present in soils. If the soil is deficient in … Continue reading What does soil health have to do with my health?