And yet, nature — if it were a business — ought to be considered the greatest role model among all enterprises, for it has never failed. It has withstood the test of time, and while its operating strategy may seem paradoxical — give away all services for free — nature succeeds.
There’s something peculiar about all this, for even if nature’s services may benefit its users, the publicity is severely lacking. Take, for instance, one of nature’s gifts — the Japanese barberry shrub (Berberis thunbergii).
Some people despise it. Some people don’t mind it. And some people just have no idea.
You see, Japanese barberry is an interesting offering. In many areas in the Eastern United States, this species is highly invasive. It takes over. It chokes out the native plants, and it’s difficult to eradicate.
Traveling down to the other edge of the sword, Japanese barberry is the source of several important medicinal compounds that may aid the human body in achieving optimal health. But of course, it doesn’t overtly advertise this.
In this new video, I explore the ability of Japanese barberry to assist Homo sapiens in combating one of the greatest threats to the health of our species today. Interested in learning more? Check out the video!