How to grow and use the Sulawesi Sulaweera (Sulawesi) plant medicinal

A small, sweet plant, known locally as “Bergamota” or “Dulcamar” in the West Indies, is widely used in the United States for treating coughs and other colds.

But the plant is also a medicinal herb that has become a popular alternative for many people who want to cut back on the amount of sugar they eat.

In fact, a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that some people who eat a high-sugar diet have an increased risk of heart disease.

And a study published in the journal Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews found that while the plant’s active ingredient is a sugar derivative called Bergamota, the compounds it contains aren’t linked to any serious side effects.

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