Sunflower Journeys Program 1509
Patent Medicine: The Seelye Medical Company in Abilene is the subject of this story. Sunflower Journeys explores the history of the patent medicine industry and some of the concoctions that helped to build a fortune for the Seelye family. Medicinal Plants: Sunflower Journeys ventures out onto the prairie to learn about native medicinal plants of Kansas with Kelly Kindscher, an ecologist with the Kansas Biological Survey. Viewers will learn the history of these herbs, as well as see how they’re used today. Herbal Practitioners: Looks at ways homeopathy and herbal remedies are used today. Sunflower Journeys talks with a naturopathic doctor in Lawrence who’s treating patients with a blend of herbs and Asian techniques.
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